Thursday, March 3, 2016
YJA-STAR fighters: We will resist with spirit of March 8
KERKUK – YJA-STAR women who are fighting against Daesh in Kerkük Front gave a message for March 8, International Women’s Day by saluting YPS-JIN: “We are resisting against gang members by being in the front line and we will continue to resist to the end. We call on all women: Increase the resistance and don’t keep silent against the massacres.” YJA-STAR fighters who are fighting in Kerkük Front in Federal Kurdistan Region, made evaluations about March 8, International Women’s Day. Feraşîn Berfîn, one of the fighter women, pointed out the history of women’s struggle and she said, “March 8 is a very important day for all women. March 8 was created by the resistance of all women around the world. We should celebrate March 8 in the streets.” Feraşîn said that we, as Kurdish women, meet every day with resistance not just March 8.
She stated that they became conscious and fight against male-dominated mentality under favour of the PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan. “Kurdish women have increased the resistance by giving heavy price. Women’s resistance has extended with Sara, Zilan, Beritan and Arîn. They are a symbol of women’s reistance in the world now. Women must resist in every area of life. Women must put a brave front on oppression. We are resisting against gang members by being in the front line and we will continue to resist to the end. We give our word to the people that we will reach victory. We call on all women: Increase the resistance and don’t keep silent against the massacres.” said Feraşîn.
Sitêra Jiyan, original Armenian, is fighting against gang members in Kerkük Front. Sitêra wished a happy March 8 to all women. “I wish a happy March 8 to all women. At the beginning of history, women were considered as goddess of freedom and equality. However, women have been taken captive by male-dominated mentality. Women have willpower and energy. We salute the resistance of YPS-JIN with spirit of March 8. Labourer women are resister women.”
Via Jinha News