Kongra Star calls on women to take to the streets
The spokeswoman of the North East Syrian women's movement Kongra Star, Remziye Mihemmed, called on women around the world to take to the streets on 8 March.
For days there have been celebrations and protests to mark International Working Women’s Day everywhere in the self-governing areas of North and East Syria. The spokeswoman for the women's movement Kongra Star, Remziye Mihemmed, spoke in an interview with the ANF about the importance of women's day.
"8 March: Women's Day and a day of uprising against occupation"
Mihemmed first paid tribute to all those who died in the fight for women's liberation and then added: “The women's movement has been fighting a great struggle for years. We fight ceaselessly to guarantee the protection of the existence of women, their rights and their freedom, we fight to stop the violence and attacks, and we resist the occupation. We celebrate 8 March both as women's day of struggle and a day of uprising against the occupation. We fought against the 'Islamic State' and were successful; we oppose the attacks of the Turkish state. The struggle for freedom of women overcomes every obstacle and goes on."
"Together on the street on 8 March "
In 2020 the women's movement launched the campaign “No to femicide and occupation, we will defend women and life”. On 8 March this campaign will enter a new phase and will continue until 2022, says Mihemmed calling on “all women to protest against occupation and violence. Let's all raise our voices together on 8 March. Let us stand together for the achievements of our revolution and our brave martyrs. Let us unite our voice. We call on all women to take to the streets on 8 March."