World Women’s Conference in solidarity with the women of Rojava
European coordinators of the World Women‘s Conference send their solidarity greetings on the anniversary of the Rojava Revolution and their unrestricted solidarity in the struggle for a new world of peace and freedom.
The World Women's Conference sent a message of solidarity to women in Rojava celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Rojava Revolution and expressing their condolences after the killing of YPJ commanders by the Turkish army.
The message by the European Coordinators of the World Women's Conference, Halinka Augustin from the Netherlands and Susanne Bader from Germany, reads as follows:
“Dear friends, comrades-in-arms,
We send you our congratulations on the 10th anniversary of the revolution in Rojava.
On 19.7.2012, the heroic struggle for democracy and freedom took off from Kobane. As a result, the so-called "Islamic State/Daesh" was victoriously driven out. Your struggle, in which women fought in their own women's battalion, has brought the greatest rights to women in the region to date. The blood toll is tremendously high, with about 11,000 fighters killed and about 21,000 injured.
But it is not only the fighters who died in the struggle who are to be mourned; as we have just learned, three leading female fighters were cowardly murdered by the Turkish army on your anniversary. They are Jiyan Tolhildan, Roj Xabûr and Barîn Botan.
All of them are commemorated and celebrated on the 10th anniversary together with the promise to continue the struggle for democracy and freedom.
The great successes in building the democratic federation of Northeast Syria are undisputed. From the beginning, we World Women stood by your side. With the round trip to several European countries under the motto "our heart beats for the fighters in Rojava", we made your struggle known and practised practical, international solidarity.
Today, your region is again under massive attack. The self-government in northern and eastern Syria had to declare a state of emergency. Attacks of the Turkish Erdogan regime on Western and Southern Kurdistan and the threatening invasion of the Turkish army threaten the successes.
The current development is a living proof of the necessity of an international, anti-imperialist and anti-fascist union. Our new platform of anti-imperialists and anti-fascists in the World Women's Conference must include many supporters and prove itself practically.
Dear friends and comrades-in-arms,
We send you our solidarity greetings on your anniversary and our unrestricted solidarity in the struggle for a new world of peace and freedom.
Long live international solidarity."