In an interview with Fırat News Agency, Ronahi Serhat, the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PAJK) Coordination member shared her thoughts on the meaning of 8 March, International Women’s Day.
Serhat first commemorated all those women who lost their lives in the struggle which created the 8 March.
“The women oppressed and expolited all around the world have created and inherited the 8 March International Worker Women’s Day as a result of many sacrifices, struggles and resistance,” she said. “The way to live up to this legacy is to raise the Kurdish women’s freedom struggle in Kurdistan. All resisting women around the world share the honour of the struggle.”
‘An 8 March that turns into a radical questioning of the patriarchal system’
Serhat noted that the Kurdish women have always welcomed the 8 March as a day of struggle.
“Struggle against the patriarchal system means also a war of existence against the cruelty of the Turkish state which bases its own existence on genocide and femicide,” said Serhat.
Serhat also shared her evaluations on the patriarchal system which she defines as being dependent on inequality, violence, private ownership, nation state and family.
“The women who realize the fact that the capitalist civilization based on classes has no capacity to offer women’s liberation take to the streets every 8 March with protests, demonstrations, revolts and various actions. This year will stage an 8 March that should turn into a radical questioning of the patriarchal system. The essence of the 8 March is revolt,” she said.
“We welcome the year 2021 as the Year of Women. We will continue our ideological, military and political actions. Whoever tries to attack our achievements or on any woman or to our freedom areas, we will resist with the soul of resistance that emerged on Mount Gare,” concluded the PAJK Coordination member Ronahi Serhat her 8 March message.