Successful campaign launch on 25 November – Day against Violence against Women

“In order for us to live free, equal, fair, in mutual trust and ecological balance, the demand for accountability is as indispensable as an uninterrupted resistance of women like free society against sexist, capitalist exploitation,” we write in the appeal of our campaign “100 reasons to condemn the dictator“.

In this sense, we, the Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe (Tevgera Jinên Kurd li Ewropayê, TJK-E), now announce the start of this campaign on November 25, 2020.
This is the beginning of a new phase in which we will fight creatively and resolutely for the recognition of feminicide as a crime against humanity and the sentencing of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in front of the Criminal Court.

In various places around the world, women experience the direct impact of right-wing totalitarian, fascist, conservative, sexist governments and heads of state. Feminicides are linked to the wars in the world. They are linked to exploitative basic structures, such as patriarchy, which are also the basis for wars. Numerous massacres have been committed against women in the last decade, especially in Syria, Şengal and Rojava. The Turkish government as supporter and accomplice as well as other indirect supporters have been guilty of the biggest crimes against humanity against women in the 21st century. The fascism of the AKP-MHP regime in Turkey shows itself more and more open and becomes a permanent threat to women and a freedom oriented society. Within this framework and in general, it is nothing new that there is often a special war policy against women. The number of women in Turkey alone who have been banned from the political sphere, public life and profession because of offences of opinion and are now held hostage in prisons is around 10,000! It is not enough to criticize these crimes against women and to protest in the streets; it is time to evaluate these crimes against women on an international level and to call to account the defenders of this fascist regime that systematically commits massacres against women.

With this campaign, therefore, we will take another energetic step towards naming Erdoğan as one of the main perpetrators of feminicides and draw the consequences. We demand accountability for the crimes against women and society! We also demand that the murders of women be defined as feminicide and recognized as crimes against humanity!

In the first phase of this campaign we will collect 100.000 signatures until March 8th, share with you stories of murdered women, take action, take legal steps and create alliances against feminicide and fascism. We will be the voice of the murdered women against the dictator who commits massacres every day.

Every signature, every action carried out in the framework of our campaign will bring the dictator one step closer to his condemnation and will limit the dictator(s) sphere of action. As TJK-E we welcome November 25, 2020 under the motto “High time for the free society to defend itself against the feminicide!

Yes, we as women defend the free society and the free woman against the massacre of women. Let us strengthen our forces, let us make our voices loud! This is a good day to unite in the struggle against fascism, the murder of women, dictatorships, occupation and massacres! Jin, Jîyan, Azadî!

Ayşe Gökkan arrested in Amed

Ayşe Gökkan arrested in Amed

The arrest warrant against TJA spokesperson Ayşe Gökkan has been executed, she was transferred to the women’s prison in Amed. The women’s movement has protested against the arrest in ...
TJK-E: Organized women will not be silenced

TJK-E: Organized women will not be silenced

Within two days, two leading activists of the Kurdish women’s movement in Turkey, Ayşe Gökkan and Zeynep Ölbeci, were arrested. The TJK-E sees this as an aspect of the feminicidal politics of ...
Organized women will not be silenced!

Organized women will not be silenced!

We experience the tabooing of our bodies, our minds and our opinions every day, but we will neither remain silent nor silently accept what is happening to political activists worldwide! Freedom for ...
lham Ehmed: Attack on women’s freedom and self-government

lham Ehmed: Attack on women’s freedom and self-government

Ilham Ehmed, Executive Committee Chair of the Syria Democratic Council, classifies the assassination of the two local politicians Sada al-Harmoush and Hind al-Khedr by IS as a “targeted attack ...
Femicides against women politicians in Syria target the achievements of the women’s revolution

Femicides against women politicians in Syria target the achievements of the women’s revolution

On 22 January 2021, two women were targeted for murder by IS because they were women actively involved in local politics and campaigning for a democratic Syria. On 22 January 2021, two women were ...
Two local politicians executed near Hesekê

Two local politicians executed near Hesekê

And again a feminicid against political active women andWE WON’T STOPP! Two local politicians were kidnapped and beheaded by unknown persons in north-eastern Syria. The crime pattern points to ...
Northern Syria: Protests after assassination of two local women politicians

Northern Syria: Protests after assassination of two local women politicians

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Statement of the PYD Women’s Council

Statement of the PYD Women’s Council

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EVENT

EVENT

From Mexico to Kurdistan: Our struggle remains international! On 24 January we will meet and discuss our campaign in an international framework. Join us and get in touch with us at the following ...
Interview with Frederike Geerdink

Interview with Frederike Geerdink

The Kurdish Women’s Movement in the Netherlands asked Frederike Geerdink several questions about how she got in touch with the Kurdish freedom struggle and about the recent political events in ...