Kongra Star calls for actions to remember Zehra, Hebûn and Amina
On June 23 last year, three women, Zehra Berkel, Hebûn Xelîl and Amina Waysî were murdered by the fascist Turkish state in the village of Helincê in Kobanê.
Kongra Star Women’s Movement is calling of women and organisations to share thoughts and action to pay tribute to Zehra Berkel, Hebûn Xelîl and Amina Waysî were murdered by the fascist Turkish state in the village of Helincê in Kobanê. Kongra Star reminded that the three women “were targeted because they were organizing politically as women & standing up for women's rights.”
Kongra Star added: “The anniversary is approaching we use it to draw attention once again to our daily struggle against femicide. On this day we call on women and organizations worldwide to become active against this brutal attack, be it physical or online actions and to send us pictures of your actions.”
Reminding that “an attack on one woman is an attack on all women”, Kongra Star added: “Attacks on women is an attack on society. In order to stop and bring to justice these attacks carried out by capitalist and patriarchal systems against women we must take joint action.”
Kongra Star also paid tribute to Deniz Poyraz who was murdered in Izmir on 19 June following an attack on the HDP provincial building.
On 23 June a Turkish drone deliberately killed three activists of the women's movement in Kobanê. Zehra Berkel was a leading member of the women's organisation Kongra Star, Hebûn Mele Xelîl and Amina Waysî were also active in the women's revolution in Rojava.