Preparations underway for March 8 in Shengal
Free Yazidi Women's Movement (TAJÊ) designed banners in the center of Shengal as part of the March 8 preparations.
Playing drums in the town center, a group of women wearing traditional clothes invited local people to the March 8 Women's Day activity. The women hung banners in various parts of the town.
The women also visited the Êzidxan Asayish (Public Security Force) tent, where a vigil is still continuing. The vigil has been held since early December to protest the threatened dissolution of self-governing structures in the region and the agreement reached between the Iraqi government and the South Kurdistan’s ruling KDP on the distribution of responsibilities in Shengal.
The activists frequently chanted slogans in favor of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and the women's liberation struggle.
It is reported that the activist women will continue to hang banners for three days in the center and villages of Shengal.