YPJ calls on women to unite and organize
YPJ called on all Kurdish, Arab, Armenian, Syriac, Syrian, Middle Eastern and world women to unite and organize around the Rojava Revolution and the freedom struggle to realize a Democratic Confederalism.
The General Command of the Women’s Defense Units (YPJ) has called on all women to unite and organize in a statement marking the 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
The YPJ General Command commemorated the women revolutionaries and said that “All women should organize with their own strength.”
The YPJ statement published on Monday includes the following:
“We welcome 25 November with great enthusiasm at a time when violence and genocide against women and society have reached their peak, and rebellious and pro-freedom women are resisting the authoritarian mentality with determination. The women's struggle based on the memories of the Mirabal Sisters, Roza, Clara, great revolutionary Sara and Sosin Birhat, is continuing to rise.
By crowning their struggles from the Rojava Revolution to Afghanistan, the Middle East and the world, women have become a nightmare for colonialists, invaders and fascists. Women should organize with their own strength at a time when the murderous mentality murders women at home, targets them in the fields of struggle, and attempts to destroy the existence, knowledge and will of women. All women should organize based their own strength just as the women of Rojava created a revolution with their own force, developed themselves militarily, and built a free society inspired by Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan’s Women's Freedom paradigm.
As the YPJ, we got to know and experienced the revolution with commanders like Sosin Birhat. The patriarchal mentality does not tolerate women's will and leadership. It targets the organized power of women. The mentality which targeted pro-freedom leaders such as Sara and Sosin Birhat and Mirabal Sisters is the same mentality.
The mentality imposed on women in the occupied lands today is the same mentality. We call on all Kurdish, Arab, Armenian, Syriac, Syrian, Middle Eastern and world women to unite and organize around the Rojava Revolution and the freedom struggle to realize a Democratic Confederalism.”