On January 9, 2013, PKK founding member Sakine Cansiz, KNK Paris representative Fidan Doğan and Kurdish Youth Movement member Leyla Şaylemez were brutally murdered in the heart of French capital Paris.
A commemoration was organised in the Derik city of northern Syria to pay tribute to the three Kurdish women.
The event organised by the Young Women’s Union was attended by members of the Union and representatives of women’s movement Kongreya Star and civil society organisations.
The commemoration at Şehîd Dîcle Culture and Art Center began with a minute’s silence in memory of all the martyrs, which was followed by a cinevision screening depicting the struggle of the three women.
The memorial ended with slogans.