Amara Women’s Assembly organised an event in Stockholm to pay tribute to Sakine Cansız, one of the founders of the PKK, murdered by the Turkish state in Paris in 2013 together with Fidan Doğan, representative of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK), and Leyla Şaylemez. The event also paid tribute to women’s rights activist, and DBP member Sêvê Demir, who was murdered in Silopi in 2016, Kongreya Jînên Azad activist Fatma Uyar and Pakize Nayır, co-chair of Silopi People’s Assembly.
The event also commemorated Mehmet Şirin Cebe and Xebat Derik who fell martyrs in January.
Kurdish women lead the fight against fascism
Swedish KNK co-chair, Zeyneb Morad, said that Kurdish women were targeted by the Turkish state for leading the struggle against fascism and reactionary policies.
Morad added that Kurdish women resisted with great determination against the ISIS mercenaries and the occupation of the Turkish state in Rojava and stated that the revolution could not take place without women.
Latif Cebe of the Martyrs’ Families Commission said that the resistance of YPG / YPJ forces against ISIS mercenaries in Rojava inspired the oppressed peoples.
Cebe emphasized that they will keep the memories of the martyrs alive by stepping up the struggle.
Members of the Amara Cultural Commission sang in honor of the women murdered, while theater artist Serpil Inanç read poems written for three Kurdish women murdered in Paris.
The screening of ‘Sara’ about Sakine Cansız’s life and struggle, closed the event.