“Today, the policy of isolation against Mr Öcalan is imposed not only on him but — in his personage — on society as a whole. Isolation is a crime against humanity. I am starting an indefinite hunger strike to protest against Mr Öcalan’s isolation. I won’t be defending myself in court from now on. I will continue to protest until the judiciary has ended its illegal decisions and until this isolationist policy has ended. If necessary, I will lead this protest to the death.”Continue reading #Turkey: Leyla Güven, solidarity and liberation: Why the hunger strike is a women’s issue?
After nearly a month of conducting various projects, activities, seminars and demonstrations highlighting the role of combating violence against women in the context of democratization of society, central manifestations are taking place today all across Rojava with the purpose of marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Kurdish activists, members of the Kongra Star women’s rights movement in Rojava, have solidarized with the struggle of Croatian women against dehumanizing hospital practices in the context of reproductive health by making their own contribution to the current campaign #PrekimoimoŠutnju (#BreakTheSilence).
Ever since the start of the Turkish invasion on the 20th of January, which ended with the capture of Afrin city on the 18th March and left hundreds of children, women and men dead, around 150 000 civilians fled the enclave, while, according to the reports provided by the UN, around 143 000 inhabitants still remain in the area.
Reportback about a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Ljubljana, Slovenia on March 21.
Interview with Sara [full identity known to the author], a Spanish member of the autonomous, women’s branch of the Internationalist Commune of Rojava, who visited Afrin a couple of days ago.
This month marked the official beginning of the campaign launched by the Internationalist Commune of Rojava under the name ‘Make Rojava Green Again’, which aims to pinpoint the current ecological issues present in Rojava as an aftermath of the civil war in Syria. ‘Make Rojava Green Again’ thus seeks to utilize practical work to contribute to the environmental preservation, as well as it adds to the manifestation of the ideological framework of the Rojava revolution in all aspects of daily life.