6th Sara Women Festival kicks off in Zurich
One of the main aim for dozens of women organizations is to show through the festival the resistance of women not just in Switzerland and Kurdistan but around the world.
The 6th Sara Women Festival take place today in Zurich. Sara was the codename of Sakine Cansız.
The Festival is dedicated to Sakine Cansız, founding member of the PKK who was murdered in Paris on 9 January 2013 together with two other Kurdish women politicians, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Saylemez.
The festival is organised by the Kurdish Women's Union of Switzerland and is joined by many different organisations.
The National Women's Strike, which took place in Switzerland on Friday, makes the festival more important than in other years. One of the main aim for dozens of women organizations is to show through the festival the resistance of women not just in Switzerland and Kurdistan but around the world.
During the festival people could enjoy panels and seminars on women and jineoloji, while the evening will offer concerts and cultural activists. The Kurdish culture will be presented in the Kurdish tent and Dengbejler will perform their stran (songs). One of the important sections of the festival will be special programs for children. The festival will also introduce the JINWAR women’s village project in Rojava. During the day of the festival, artists Pınar Aydınlar, Nuarin, Zhala Shar, Kimbo Sasa will take the stage as well as many dance groups.
The organisations taking place to the festival are:
Swiss Kurdish Women's Union, Socialist Women's Union (SBP), New Women, Mor Verein, Frauen lesben kasama, Basta, SP, AL, Aufbau, Purple Red Collective, Fraunbündnis, European Democratic Women's Movement, TEV-ÇAND, CONGRESS-STAR , Frauengruppe Medico International, Solifonds Zürich, Campus Witches, FIST, GRÜNE, Revolionares, Queer Feministisches Bündnis Basel, Labyrinthplatz, Frauencafe, FEDA, Zurich-Amed Brotherhood Bridge, Weltrauenkonferenz