Like everywhere throughout the world, women celebrated 8 March International Women’s Day in Belgium. The socialist feminist Rosa Campaign’s activists were also present during the 8 March events. Named after revolutionary socialist, Rosa Luxemburg and civil rights campaigner, Rosa Parks, ROSA is an international network of socialist feminists, established by women, LGBTQI, young & Black activists.
Ania is a member of Rosa and she spoke to Medya Haber TV about the women’s situation in Belgium.
“The pandemic has affected women most, especially women who are poor and vulnerable. Now we are under the threat of losing our gains that we won by the 2nd Wave Feminism, that is why we have to fight more” she says. Ania also knows about the Kurdish Freedom Movement and Kurdish women’s struggle.
“Everybody follows what happened in Rojava, the feminists and socialists all follow the news about Rojava” she states.
Another woman Marelle La Peigna, the World March of Women coordinator in Belgium, says they are on the streets demanding their rights and she thinks that it is very important to take to the streets under these circumstances.
Meanwhile, during the 8 March events held in Belgium, Kurdish women drew attention at the event area when they played music and started traditional Kurdish dancing, the other women surrounded them and joined in.