TJA calls on UN to recognize August 3 as Global Day of Action

TJA stated that ISIS was defeated under the lead of women after they committed the massacre of 2014 in Shengal, and called on the UN for the International Day of Action Against Femicide and Genocide.

Kurdish Free Women’s Movement (Tevgera Jinên Azad, TJA) issued a written statement on the anniversary of the Yazidi (Êzidî) massacre committed by ISIS in 2014 when ISIS attacked Shengal, a sacred site for Yazidis, and killed thousands of Yazidi people, as well as abducting and forcing exile on thousands more


The statement says imperialist forces and regressive regional states supported ISIS to attack and invade Êzidî homeland Shengal on August 3, 2014.

“With the peshmerga responsible for the security of the region abandoning their heavy weapons and fleeing after the ISIS attack, a massacre took place on the lands of Shengal,” stresses the statement and adds that 3.500 women are still held hostage by ISIS.


The statement also stresses that ISIS and other barbaric gangs were defeated in Kobanê, Shengal, Manbij and Raqqa in a glorious resistance led by women. TJA also called on the UN to recognize August 3 as “Global Day of Action Against Femicide and Genocide”.