Kongra Star publishes dossier on 3 women murdered in Kobanê
The dossier speaks about the role of Zehra Berkel, Hebûn Mele and Emîna Weysî, who were murdered in a targeted drone attack carried out by the Turkish state on 23 June in the village of Helincê, Kobanê.
Kongra Star has published a new dossier in memory of the three women who were murdered in a targeted drone attack carried out by the fascist Turkish state on 23 June in the village of Helincê (Hallinj), Kobanê.
The dossier speaks about the role of Zehra Berkel, Hebûn Mele and Emîna Weysî, who worked as members of the women’s movement or activists to improve the living conditions of women in Northern and Eastern Syria and the Middle East.
The dossier also sheds light on the patriarchal mentality of the Turkish state, which, as the authors said, “continues to commit war crimes with its attacks in North and East Syria, carrying out targeted attacks on women, especially those who organise themselves in the struggle against patriarchy and have an important role in the society.”
For years, women in North and East Syria have been organising themselves and fighting against the patriarchal mentality and for a change in society based on the liberation of women.
The authors of the dossier write: “From the very beginning, Kongra Star as a women’s movement in Rojava played an important role for women’s liberation and was built up to strengthen and organise women. But here too, attempts are being made to destroy these steps of women. As women’s movement Kongra Star and as women worldwide we will not stand still because of those femicides. We are ready to defend ourselves and to put an end to both femicide and the patriarchal mentality once and for all.”
Kongra Star listed a series of demands at the end of the dossier addressed in particular to the United Nations, the USA, Russia and NATO:
"The Turkish state and its allies are carrying out the most atrocious genocides and femicide in North and East Syria killing civilians and forcing the people to flee in order to end the democratic project and the liberation of women.
Therefore, we ask the international community, especially the United Nations, the USA, Russia and NATO to meet our demands immediately.
Official recognition of femicide as a crime against humanity, as well as clarification and condemnation of the femicide practices of states and allied mercenary groups that have begun.
Enforce a ban on armed and unmanned drones .
Close the airspace over northern and eastern Syria.
Take serious and concrete steps for the immediate withdrawal of the Turkish army and all armed groups connected with it from Syrian territory.
Establish an international community peacekeeping force on the Turkish-Syrian border.
Impose sanctions against Turkey and stop the arms trade with the Turkish state.
Provide humanitarian assistance to the Autonomous Administration region in northern and eastern Syria.
Allow human rights organisations access to the Turkish-occupied regions in order to monitor the situation on the ground.
Stop genocidal and feminicidal practices and bring the Turkish state and its jihadi allies to justice for their crimes.
Establish an international criminal court to prosecute human rights violations and war crimes committed in northern and eastern Syria.