The Kurdish Women Movement and the YPJ explained in Sweden
The seminar given by Kurdish women on YPJ and the Kurdish women's movement in Uppsala, Sweden, was met with great interest.
The Feminist Initiative invited the Uppsala Democratic Kurdish Community Center to share and discuss the experiences and of the women's movement in Kurdistan.
Three Kurdish women came form the association's women and international relation departments. They talked about the hunger strike and death fast resistance led by HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Güven t demand the end of the isolation of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. They told about how the resistance was joined by thousands of prisoners. .
The three Kurdish women then underlined how the revolution in Rojava, led by Kurdish women, has made new gains every day and that how representatives of people from different ethnic origins and beliefs are involved in the democratic autonomous administration. The three Kurdish activists also talked about the unique experience of Jinwar Village, founded by and for women.
The YPJ and their defense of women, especially the Yazidi women in Shengal, was also remembered and it was underlined how they defeated DAESH in Shengal and other places.