Kurdish Women’s Initiative in the UK announced its International Women’s Day celebration programme.
The Kurdish Women’s Initiative will organise events for three days between 6-8 March that include cultural meetings, panels and sending letters to women prisoners.
A series of 8 March events entitled, “The defense of free women and society against the massacre of women” will focus on the unity and solidarity of women.” The Initiative plans to have a special and unique program that recognises the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions on gatherings.
The Kurdish Women’s Initiative will organise campaigns both in London and in various cities of UK to send letters of solidarity to the woman political prisoners, as an example of collective women’s struggle, according to the Jin News report.
A Call to send letters to jailed women
Kurdish Women Initiative in the UK issued the following call on the women to participate in the event and to send letters to women prisoners:
“The five-thousand-year-old dominant mentality cannot tolerate the free women’s struggle in the 21st century. The fascist regime of the AKP-MHP regime (refers to the coalition of the Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party) imposes all illegal and dirty methods against the women of Turkey and Kurdistan.
We, as the women of Kurdistan, will once again be on the streets for the 8 March. We will send postcards to our jailed female friends. We want to invite you and to see you with us for a world without violence and exploitation.”
The event calendar
The events which have been organised for 2 months listed in their final flyers as follows:
* Within the scope of the three-day event, a panel on ‘Time to Defend Free Women and Society Against the Massacre of Women” will be held on Saturday, 6 March at 18.30. The panelists will be Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Meral Danış Beştaş, women’s rights activist, writer Gönül Kaya, anthropologist and Britain’s Kurdish People’s Assembly Co-Chair Elif Sarıcan. The event will be held online on Zoom.
* Female artists from the UK and from various other countries will sing their songs in the cultural event to be held on Sunday, 7 March at 18.30, Xecê, Evin Şah, Suna Alan, Jala, Zeyno Durar, Nadia Visser, Paula Darwish, Ruken Yılmaz, Cemile Dinçer and Amal Saeed Kurda are among the singers who will take the stage.
* Women who will gather in front of the Harringay Post Office on Monday, 8 March at 11:00am and send their postcards and letters to woman political prisoners. The women will later on meet with the Women’s Force Union in front of the Wood Green Library at 12:00.