Tens of thousands of women celebrate 8 March in Rojava
Tens of thousands of women took to the streets in the cities of Rojava, Aleppo and Raqqa to mark the International Women's Day.
Actions and events to mark the International Women's Day have taken place in Qamishlo, Kobanê, Manbij, Raqqa, Tabqa and Aleppo on Wednesday. Women took to the streets chanting the slogans “Towards a Women's Revolution” and “Jin Jiyan Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom).”
While the march in Qamishlo kicked off at the Syriac Martyrs Junction, women in Amude started their march at Martyr Cihad Square and a third group in front of the Kongra Star Headquarters in Tirbespiye.
Women in Çilaxa, Girkê Legê, Til Koçer, Dêrik and Til Hemis also took to the streets to celebrate the day.
Women came together in the woodland in the city centre of Kobanê and performed the traditional halay dance. Then they marched towards the Jarablus road.
Thousands of men and women joined the march which started in front of the Euphrates Hospital towards Wadi Street.
The women's march in Aleppo started in front of the headquarters of the Syrian Revolutionary Youth Movement in the self-governing neighborhood of Şêxmeqsûd (Sheikh Mawsoud). The women dressed in traditional Kurdish clothes joined the march with posters of female martyrs who fell in battle.
Hundreds of women participated in the march in Tabqa. The march, also attended by members of military and civilian institutions, families of martyrs and political parties, started in the first neighbourhood.
Hundreds of women, members of military and civilian institutions, families of martyrs and political party members joined the march in Raqqa.
Women carried pictures of female martyrs and Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and banners reading “Life grows beautiful with women's resistance” and “We will defeat terrorism” during the march that kicked off from the Panorama Junction in the southwest of Raqqa.