Yazidi women send a letter to Afghan women on the occasion of March 8

In a letter sent to Afghan women on the occasion of March 8, International Women's Day, the Yazidi Women's Movement (TAJÊ) stressed that they highly valued the struggle against the Taliban regime.

"As the Yazidi Women's Movement (TAJÊ), we congratulate the March 8 International Women's Day of women all over the world, especially the revolutionary Afghan women who have been resisting the Taliban regime for years," TAJÊ said in a letter to Afghan women.

The letter went on to say the following:

"With the spirit of Clara Zetkîn, the symbol of March 8th who fought against the patriarchal mentality, Rosa Luxemburg, the symbol of the unity of peoples, the Mirabel sisters, the symbols of the struggle against violence against women, Berîvan Cizîrê, the symbol of the Yazidi resistance, Sakine Cansız, the symbol of resistance and struggle, Jina Amini, the symbol of freedom, and Meena Keshwar Kamal, the pioneer of women's rights, the philosophy of “Jin, Jiyan, Azadî” (Woman, Life, Freedom) is growing and becoming more universal every day.

The truth is that the freedom of society depends on the freedom of women. Knowing this very well, the forces of capitalist modernity are trying to destroy the will of women by using all means and methods. All kinds of oppression and violence against women are applied to society in the person of women. There is only one way to a solution and freedom and that is resistance and struggle. This is what is being witnessed in the world and in Afghanistan today.  We women take our power of resistance and struggle from our unity. The history of women's slavery has not been written, but the history of freedom is waiting to be written. In the 21st century, from Shengal to Rojava, from Afghanistan to North and East Kurdistan, the fire of freedom is growing louder every day. The price of freedom is paid very heavily, but the truth is that freedom does not come without a price. Truth is like the sun in the darkness. No matter what the system does, it cannot prevent the light and warmth created by the sun.

As the Yazidi Women's Movement (TAJÊ), we do not accept the Taliban regime's persecution of Afghan society, especially women. We see your struggle against the Taliban regime as very valuable and salute it. We will always be in solidarity with you. We wish you success in your struggle for a free and democratic life. Once again, we congratulate you on March 8, International Working Women's Day. Either freedom or freedom."