The final declaration of the conference held by the Yazidi Free Women’s Movement (Kurdish: Tevgera Azadiya Jinên Êzîdî-TAJÊ) with the motto, “Towards Women’s Revolution with Jin, Jiyan, Azadî” has been announced.
The final declaration of the conference held by the Yazidi Free Women’s Movement (Kurdish: Tevgera Azadiya Jinên Êzîdî-TAJÊ) in Shengal with the motto, ““Towards Women’s Revolution with Jin, Jiyan, Azadî” has been announced. In the final declaration, the women vow to strengthen their struggle with the philosophy of ‘Jin, Jiyan, Azadi (English: Women, Life, Freedom)’.
The conference attended by 350 delegates and many Yazidi and Arab women consisted of two sessions, the women held seminars titled, “From the history of women’s resistance to the science of Jineology”, “The analysis of Jin Jiyan Azadî” and “The organization of Yazidi women”.
The final declaration of the conference is as below:
“As TAJÊ, we held a conference on April 23 with the motto, ‘Towards Women’s Revolution with Jin, Jiyan, Azadî’ and with the participation of 350 delegates. Our guests from Baghdad, Southern Kurdistan and Germany were also present at the conference. Our guests from Russia and Rojava who wanted to attend the conference were prevented from entering Shengal by the Iraqi government. Our guests, who could not attend the conference, sent video messages. They were the Yazidi women living in Armenia, Yazidi politician Feleknas Uca, Lebanese Initiative “Freedom for Öcalan” Spokesperson Mihemiya Sosin Shaman, Yazidi women living in Russia and the Rojava Yazidi Women’s Union. KCK Executive Council member Sozdar Avesta attended the conference via a video call. In her speech, she talked about the importance of leader Öcalan’s ideas and philosophy for the freedom and organization of Yazidi women.
‘The struggle of leader Öcalan leads tangible results’
“The seminars held at the conference gave important messages. At the seminars, the most discussed issue was the ideas and philosophy of leader Öcalan and how Yazidi women are determined to achieve freedom. The struggle of leader Öcalan for women’s freedom leads to tangible results. The most notable issue discussed at the seminars were the leadership and heroism of Yazidi women who built the culture of resistance throughout Yazidi history.
‘Women feel responsible’
“Another issue highlighted at the conference was that the Yazidi women feel responsible for breaking the isolation imposed on leader Öcalan. They vow to strengthen their struggle for the physical freedom of leader Öcalan. Another issue highlighted at the conference was that Jineology should be considered as a women’s science. The participation of Kurdish, Arab, Christian and Yazidi women in the conference once again showed that women from different nationalities, religions or beliefs can come together under the ideology and philosophy of leader Öcalan’s ideas and philosophy to wage the struggle for women’s freedom. Gathering around the slogan of ‘Jin, Jiyan, Azadi’, women declared that they would stand against all kinds of inequality, violence and attacks and expand the women’s struggle for freedom.”