Women of Kobane mark November 25

Women rallied in Kobane to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and called for struggle.

Hundreds of women from the Euphrates Region of Northern Syria joined a march in Kobane to mark November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The demonstration was organized by Kongreya Star with the motto “Let’s free the oppressed women” and also saw the participation of women’s armed forces HPC-Jin, HAT-Jin, Asayish-Jin.

Demonstrators carried banners reading “We will demolish the Imralı system and live freely with Leader Apo”, “Let’s tear down occupation through our free will”, “Let’s free the oppressed women”, as well as images of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan, YPJ fighters Arin Mirkan, Sarya Özgür and Roza Renas.

During the march from Aşîtî (Peace) Square to Jina Azad (Free Women) Square, women chanted “Jin, Jiyan, Azadî” (Woman, Life, Freedom), “Bê Serok jiyan nabe” (No Life Without the Leader) and “Murderer Erdogan”.

Kongreya Star Coordination member Sara Xelil spoke at Jina Azad Square. She said they are responding to the invaders with their own color and voice, stressing that women will continue their actions for the freedom of Öcalan.

Kongreya Star executive for Sirrin, Hele Mihemed pointed out that the patriarchal system wants to keep women under domination, adding; “Women are emancipated with the ideas of Leader Apo”. She vowed that they will enhance the struggle for the freedom of women.