Sakine Cansiz Women's Festival in Zurich on 16 August

On 16 August, a women's festival in memory of the Kurdish revolutionary Sakine Cansiz will take place for the seventh time in Switzerland. The motto of the festival is "From the struggle of women to the century of women".

The 7th edition of Sakine Cansiz Women’s Festival will take place on 16 August in Zurich under the motto "From the struggle of women to the century of women". The preparations for this open-air event, which is organized by the Kurdish women's movement in Switzerland and many other organizations and initiatives, are in full swing. The festival is dedicated to Kurdish revolutionary Sakine Cansiz, who was murdered in Paris on 9 January 2013, and is intended to be a meeting place for the Kurdish women's movement and international women's organisations.

The cultural programme includes performances by Xecê, Leyla Koçgün, Silbûs û Tarî, Nûarîn, Kertenkele ve Geyik, Shatvika Natanaalayam and a children's choir. Further music and dance performances are also planned. There will be food stalls and exhibitions on the site, and a special program has been announced for children.