HPC-Jin demonstrates in Kobane on the occasion of 25 November

Women in North-East Syria have started activities to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November.

Women's Civil Defense Forces (HPC-JIN) staged a demonstration in Kobane as part of activities organised by the Joint Actions Platform of North-East Syrian Organizations and Institutions to mark 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The march was attended by hundreds of women from Kobane, Raqqa, Manbij, Tabqa, Mensura and Gire Spi.

Speaking after the march from the Free Women’s Square to Şehit Egît Square, Zehîde Elî, member of HPC-Jin Executive Board in Ain Issa district, saluted “all women who are resisting oppression in prisons and occupied territories” and condemned the policies of violence directed against women.

Zehîde Elî stated: “Every government tries to weaken society by leaving women vulnerable. However, we, women, have enlightened ourselves with the ideas of Leader Abdullah Öcalan. Bêrîtan, Zîlan and Jina Amini are the greatest examples that paved the way for a free life for women. We, Kurdish women, defeated ISIS in Kobane and will continue to remain standing to the end. We will enhance our struggle further every day.”