HPJ issues statement to mark 25 November

Eastern Kurdistan Women's Defense Forces (HPJ) issued a written statement on the occasion of 25 November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

In its message to mark 25 November, the HPJ (Hêzên Parastina Jinên Rojhilatê Kurdistanê - Eastern Kurdistan Women's Defense Forces) drew attention to the 'Jin Jiyan Azadî' rebellion and said that this rebellion was an inspiration to all women in the world.

The HPJ's statement said: “The Jin Jiyan Azadî rebellion, which started in Eastern Kurdistan and Iran, has inspired the resistance of all women in the world. The Iranian regime continues to trample on women's existence and rights by not recognizing them.” The statement added: “This process, which started with the murder of Jina Amini, continued with the murder of Armita and dozens of other women. We can only defend women within the framework of a free system, and a free society. The price of free life is getting heavier. The most radical attitudes against the sexist, religious, positivist and nationalist system continue to come to the fore.

As HPJ forces, we once again express our determination to defend women and raise the struggle. We will crown our struggle with victory. With Leader Apo's Democratic, Ecological and Women's Libertarian paradigm, the 21st century will be the century of women all over the world."