The Kurdistan Women’s Liberation Party (PAJK) Coordination issued a written statement to mark 8 March, International Women’s Day, and called on women to take action against all oppression.
“We celebrate 8 March, symbolised by working class women, on the 122nd anniversary of International Women’s Day”, began the PAJK’s statement.
“We honour the creators of this day: Rosa Luxemburg, Clara Zetkin, and 129 women workers”, the statement continued. “Our Leader Abdullah Öcalan has opened this way for women with his philosophy and ideology”, said the PAJK, commemorating the female guerrillas Sara, Şilan Kobanê, Şirin Elemhuli, Viyan Soran, Zin, and Leyla Agiri, who died in battle.
“The power that Kurdish women took from leader Öcalan’s philosophy has created a cultural revolution in Kurdistan. This pioneered the paradigms of a society built upon democracy, ecology, and women’s liberation all over the world. Our greatest achievement is to understand and interpret the male mentality”, said the PAJK, adding that they will continue to fight against this mentality in society.
“We call on all women as 8 March approaches: let’s take to the streets and resist for a free and equal life. For a free life and world, let’s expand the struggle based on the democratic-ecological-woman libertarian paradigm. Let’s establish the democratic life of women against the male-dominated system”.