“Still, we know the meaning of this day very well. We are sharing the pain of the Mirabal sisters of the Dominican Republic. We are also suffering from violence. Our pain is still very fresh and young girls in Kurdistan are every day falling fighting against fascism and male violence.”“Three sisters of ours were murdered in the Dominican Republic. And today, 12-15 people from the same family are being massacred in Sinjar. No conscience, no mindset, no moral, no feeling nor spirit can accept this. All these murders were perpetrated by the same fascistic approach”, Sozdar Avesta said, describing the Sinjar massacre as the heaviest blow inflicted on women in the 21st century.
“A gender egalitarian life had been maintained in Mesopotamian lands for thousands of years. This communal and free life has always been considered sacred by the Kurdish society and humanity”,
“Through the struggle it is waging, the PKK is once again revealing the disappeared and disregarded truth in the Middle East”,
“All the women demanding freedom and democracy should know that YJA-STAR and YPJ will always continue their existence as the defense force of women in these lands. Following the path of Zilan, Beritan, Viyan and Arin comrades, we will continue to be the guarantor of the women’s freedom.”