Women’s Declaration: Stop Turkey‘s Occupation War against North and East Syria – immediately!

On 9 Oct 2019 the Turkish state started its invasion and occupation war on the territory of Northern Syria. The Turkish army has been attacking all major towns and settlements along the border with airstrikes and mortar shelling. According to figures published by the Kurdish Red Crescent during only the first five days of the attacks at least 46 civilians were killed and 139 wounded – including many women and children. At present the Turkish army together with a so-called ‘National Syrian Army’ composed of mercenaries from different terror groups are attempting to invade on the ground. At the same time ISIS sleeper cells have started new attacks across North Syria. SDF and YPJ-YPG forces that liberated North and East Syria from the IS terror regime, are dedicating their lives to protect the people from new occupation and massacres. Women who liberated thousands of women from slavery under IS are now bombed by a NATO army.

Millions of people’s lives from all different ethnic and religious communities in this region are under threat. Tens of thousands of families have been displaced. Beside mainly Kurdish and Arabic populated villages, Christian neighborhoods have been specifically targeted. It is obvious that these attacks are carried out with the aim of ethnic cleansing and demographic change. Turkish occupation and war crimes in Afrin starting in January 2018 have been condoned by the international community until today. Therefore, Turkey now strives to expand its territory and impose its rule on further regions of North and East Syria, breaching international law and the sovereignty of Syria.

At the same time Turkey neglects the will of the peoples in the region that have been living peacefully together under democratic self-administration. Turkey’s attacks are directed against the gains of the women’s revolution in Rojava that has been a source of inspiration for women from all over the world. Women who have been a vanguard in building up an alternative social model of democratic, ecological society which is based on women’s liberation are targeted by jihadist killer teams. The co-chair of the Syria Future Party Hevrin Xelef was assassinated in an ambush on 12 Oct. when she was on her way to visit injured and displaced people in the Til Temir region. Despite 8 years of continuing war in Syria, the regions of the Autonomous Administration in North and East Syria has succeeded in ensuring human needs and democratic rights for all people in this region. Hundreds of thousands of war refugees from different regions of Syria found refuge here. Without any noteworthy support of UN organisations these refugees have been welcomed, protected and supported by the structures of the Autonomous Administration.

While the Erdogan government openly announced this war and his occupation plans, the international community – including UN bodies – did not take any adequate measure to stop this from happening. Furthermore, hegemonic powers like Russia and the US encouraged Turkey’s aggression. The genocides of the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians and Syriac people in 1915 and the massacres against the Kurdish people in Dersim, Halebje, Nussaybin, Cizire, Afrin… are still in our minds. Today again, crimes against humanity have been prepared and carried out openly as the calculation of war profits counts more than international laws, human rights and values.

Women in Rojava have always emphasized: “We have defended the women’s revolution with our sacrifices. We lead our struggle on behalf of all women in the world.” Turkey’s war against women and peoples of North and East Syria as an aggression against all of us. It targets the gains and values of our struggles for women’s rights, freedom and justice – everywhere. With the international campaign Women Defend Rojava we unite against fascism, occupation and patriarchy. We raise our voices for the recognition of the autonomous self-administration in North and East Syria, for peace and justice in Syria.

To prevent new genocides and feminicides in the 21st century we urge the UNSC, all relevant bodies of the international community and governments to take urgent actions to

  • Stop Turkey‘s invasion and occupation in North and Eastern Syria immediately
  • Establish a No-Fly-Zone for the protection of the people’s lives in North and East Syria.
  • Prevent further war crimes and ethnic cleansing by Turkish army forces, ISIS, El Nusra and other jihadist terror groups
  • Take all war crimes and war criminals to justice
  • Stop weapon trade with Turkey
  • Implement political and economical sanctions against Turkey
  • Acknowledge the democratic Autonomous Administration of the people of North and East Syria
  • Take immediate steps for a political solution of the crisis in Syria with the representation and participation of women and people representatives from all different national, cultural and religious communities in Syria

Women Defend Rojava Campaign Committee

15th October 2019

First signatures:

Organisations:

Women‘s Council of North and East Syria; Kongra Star; Council of Women in Syria MJS, Union of Free Women East Kurdistan KJAR, Organisation of Freedom Seeking Women Kurdistan RJAK, East Kurdistan Women’s Association Ronak, Kurdish Women’s Public Relation Office REPAK, Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe TJK-E; International Representation of Kurdish Women’s Movement IRKWM, Kurdish Women’s Peace Office CENÎ; Kurdish Women’s Student Union JXK; Young Women’s Movement Jinên Ciwan; Êzidî Women’s Freedom Movement TAJÊ; Alevit Democratic Women‘s Movement; Free Women‘s Foundation Rojava (WJAR); Initiative of Democratic Muslim Women; Jineolojî Academy; Palestine Women’s Association Lebanon; Women’s Branch of Syriac Union Party Lebanon; Social and Cultural Association NEWROZ Lebanon; Umbrella Organisation of Ezîdî Women in Europe; Mujeres Terretorios y Resistancias (Santa Cruz / Bolivia); Southall Black Sisters (UK); Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA); Women’s Strike Poland; Mujeres Libres (CNT / Spain); Union Syndicale Solidaires France; International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles; Feminist Assembly of Madrid (Spain); Feministas de Abya Yala (Uruguay); Centro de Intercambios y Servicios Cono Sur CISCSA (Argentina);

Individuals:

Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (Forum for Women Farmers‘ Rights, India); Sylvia Marcos (Author, Mexico); Meredith Tax (writer & Emergency Committee for Rojava, USA); Nadje Al-Ali (academician, USA); Collette McAllister (Sinn Féin, Irland); Maria Luiza Duarte Azedo Barbosa (World Women‘s March, Brazil); Dr Radha D’Souza (University of Westminster, UK); Dr Mahvish Ahmad (University of Western Cape, South Africa), Francesca Gargallo Celentani (author and feminist, Mexico); Laura Quagliuolo (editor, Italy); Teresa Cunha (academician, Portugal); Tor Bridges (aunt of Anna Campbell, Producer, UK); Lilian Galan (MPP, Uruguay); Nancy Fraser (professor of philosophy and politics, USA); Dr Mithu Sanyal (author and broadcaster, Germany); Margaret Owen (Widows for Peace through Democracy WPD & Patron of Campaign Peace in Kurdistan, UK); Alba Sotorra Clua (filmmaker, Spain); Rahila Gupta (writer and activist, UK); Dr Mónica G Moreno Figueroa (sociologist, UK); Julie Ward (Member of European Parliament, UK); Prof Sarah Franklin (sociologist, UK); Wendy Lyon (human rights lawyer, Ireland); Dr Zahra Ali (sociologist, USA); Fatemeh Sadeghi (McGill University, Canada/Iran); Dr Sarah Glynn (academician, Scotland); Maryam Ashrafi (social documentary photographer & film-maker, Iran); Dr Hettie Malcomson (academician, UK); Debbie Boockchin (journalist & author, UK); Selay Ghaffar (Solidarity Party of Afghanistan); Dr Marina Sitrin (Binghamton University, USA); Amber Huff (researcher, UK); Christelle Terreblanche (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa); Erella Shadmi (academician, Israel); Molly Crabapple (artist and author, USA); Dr. Soraya Fallah (California State University, USA); Dr. Camilla Power (Radical Anthropology Group, UK); Prof. Flavia Almeda Pita (State University of Feira de Santana Bahia & Incubadora de Economia Popular Soldidaria, Brazil); Houzan Mahmood (writer, UK); Dina al-Kassim (University of British Colombia, Canada), Vilma Rocio Almendra Quiguanas (Indigenous Nasa/Misak, Pueblos en Camino, Colombia); Helina Paul (ecologist, UK); Rane Khanna (filmmaker & lecture, UK); Mechthild Exo (researcher & activist in peace and conflict studies, Germany); Rita Lora Segato (National University of San Martin, Brazil); Prof Emeritus Ana Falu (National University of Cordoba, Argentina); Janet Sarbanes (writer and professor, USA); Charlotte Maria Saenz (academician, USA); Monika Gärtner-Engel (founding member of World Women Conference, Germany); Carla Bergman (writer & film-maker, Canada); Targol Mesbah (academician, USA); Lilián Raquel Galán Pérez (deputy of Parla Sur, Latin America); Sally Jackson (academician, USA); Verónica Mounier (academician, Mexico); …

Further Signatures:

Organisations:

Dones ANC (Dones per la Independència, Catalonia); Consejo de las mujeres del municipio de madrid y Foro de Madrid contra la violencia a las mujeres (Spain); Marxa Mundial de Dones València (Spain); Lunes Lilas de Navarra (Spain); Asociación contra la exclusión social LA POSADA DE LOS ABRAZOS (Basque Country); L’Hora Violeta Reus (Catalonia); Secretaría de Feminismos de EHBildu (Basque country); Emakumeen Mundu Martxa (Basque country); Elkartasuna Kurdistango Emakumeekin (Basque Country); Asamblea de mujeres de Bizkaya (Basque Country); MAMIKI emakumeon konpartsa (Basque Country); Mujeres en la Diversidad (Basque Country); Movimiento Feminista de Portugalete (Portugal); MUJERES EN LA DIVERSIDAD (Basque Country); SUARGI elkartea (Basque Country); Feministas de Pamplona (Spain); Mujeres Libres Madrid (Spain); FeministAlde de Bilbao (Basque Country); Desazkundea feminismos (Basque Country); Munduko Emalumeak (Mujeres del Mundo ‘Babel‘, Basque Country); Emakumeok gerraren aurka – Mujeres contra la guerra (Basque Country); Feminista Galtzagorri (Basque Country); Etxaldeko Emakumeak (Basque Country); Emakumeen Mundu Martxa (Basque Country); Asamblea Feminista 8M Almería (Spain); Asamblea feminista Maleïdes, de Vila-real (Castellón); El Colectivo de Aranjuez ‘La Corrala, patio feminista’ (Spain); Marimatraka talde feministatik (Basque Country); Marche Mondiale des Femmes France; Ni Una Nenos Austria; Urgent Action Fund-Africa (Nairobi, Kenya); Women for Justice (Germany); International commission 8M feminist strike Spain; SECULARISM IS A WOMEN’S ISSUE; Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights UAF (USA); TERRE DES FEMMES Human Rights for Women (Germany); Plataforma Feminista del Jiloca, Teruel (Spain); CNT Teruel (Spain); La Negreta Feminist (Spain); La Negreta del Gòtic (Spain); Feminismos Entrepueblos EntrePobles EntrePobos Herriarte (Spain); Asociación Amabizia-Madreviva (Spain); Grupo Madres Activistas (Spain); Asoc. Derechos humanos de las mujeres y desarrollo DEHMUDE (Spain); Comité Reivindicativo y cultural de lesbianas CRECUL (Spain); Federación de Asociaciones de Mujeres de la Comunidad de Madrid FAMCM (Spain); Centro de Documentación-Biblioteca de Mujeres (Spain); Asamblea Feminista Unitaria de Granada (Spain); Asamblea de Mujeres de Salamanca (Spain); Partido Feminista de España en Canarias; El Frentes de Lucha Feminista (Canary Islands & Spain); Coordinadora del PFE en Canarias y FLF (Canary Islands); Asociación Casa de las mujeres de Pamplona (Spain); FRYDAS feministas rebeldes y diversas activistas (Spain): Una Mirada, NGO Barcelona (Catalonia); Justa Revolta, Collectiu feminista de Sabadell (Catalonia); Femigrantes – Marea Granate (Spain); Women’s group from The Norwegian Solidarity Committee for Latin America; Gatamaula Feminista (feminist collective, Catalonia); Cooperativa Candela (Catalonia); Colectivo Acción Feminista Linares (Andalusia); Cooperativa Cúrcuma (Catalonia); Cooperativa Rizoma (Women’s cooperative, Catalonia); Les Kabres Tiran al Monte, ruralk transfeminist platform (Catalonia); Justa Revolta Sabadell, Feminist collective (Catalonia); Encuentro Feminista Montequinto (Spain); Ambrosia (Italy)Arci Solidarietà Onlus (Italy); Transform! Italia; Associazione Ponte Donna (Italy); Stati Generali delle Donne (Italy); Associazione “io donna” Brindisi (Italy); Associazione Almaterra (Italy); Associazione di promozione sociale DORA donne in Valle d’Aosta (Italy); associazione Donatella Tellini ONLUS (Italy); Associazione Femminile Maschile Plurale di Ravenna (Italy); Associazione internazionale delle donne MEDiterranean MEDIA; Associazione per il rinnovamento della sinistra (Italy); Associazione per un Archivio dei Movimenti di Genova (Italy); Associazione Raccontincontri – Libreria delle Ragazze di Grosseto (Italy); Associazione senza paura – Genova (Italy); SPArrow – Spazio Precario Autogestito – Rende – CS (Italy); Casa delle donne di Milano (Italy); Osservatorio di genere (Italy); Scuola Popolare Piero Bruno (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – lago di Garda (Italy); Casa delle donne Lucha y Siesta – Roma (Italy); Casa Internazionale delle Donne – Roma (Italy); Rete Kurdistan Cosenza; Non Una Di Meno – Brescia (Italy); Centro antiviolenza – l’Aquila (Italy); rete femminista no muri no recinti (Italy); rete 13 febbraio Pistoia (Italy); RASPA, Rete Autonoma Sibaritide e Pollino per l’Autotutela (Italy); Centro Donna Lucca (Italy); Centro Studi e Documentazione Pensiero Femminile APS – Torino (Italy); Associazione Trana di Terre – Imola (Italy); AssopacePalestina (Italy); Biblioteca delle donne – l’Aquila (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – ITALIA; Non Una Di Meno – Modena (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Acireale (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Firenze (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Genova (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – La Spezia (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Mantova (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Verona (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Venezia (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Trento (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Milano (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Napoli (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Torino (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Reggio Emilia (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Roma (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Padova, Cisda (Italy); Collettivo le maestre ignoranti (Italy); Toponomastica femminile (Italy); Nudm Maceratese (Italy); Collettivo Artisti Resistenti di Roma (Italy); Collettivo anarchico Sakalesh (Italy); Collettivo femminista RIVOLTApagina (Italy); CSOA Angelina Cartella (Italy); Maurice LGBTQ (Italy); Gruppo di Wendo Amazora – Bologna (Italy); Gruppo donne Arcichedonne di Rho (Italy); Gruppo di Autodifesa Femminista (Italy): Azadi Wendo – Bologna (Italy); LOA Acrobax Project – Roma (Italy); Cultura e libertà (Italy); Donne di RISING Pari in Genere (Italy); IFE Italy; CSOA La Strada (Italy); I giardini di Eva (Italy); Femminismi Blog (Italy); kaos spazio anarchico autogestito (Italy); Movimiento feminist 8M Zaragoza (Spain); Gatamaula, Barcelona (Catalonia); Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders; Dones Visuals (Catalan Association for Women and Cinema, Catalonia); Colectivo Directoras de Fotografia (Spain); Centre de Cultura de Dones Francesca Bonnemaison.(Spain); Sindicat Sindillar (Spain); L’Emission Femmes libres sur Radio libertaire (France); Salam (LGBTQ, feminist and anti-racist organization, Norway); The Women’s lobby of Norway; Frauenverband Courage e.V., Deutschland (Womens Association Courage, Germany); Women in Black (London, UK); Cooperativa de trabajo De mujeres de oficio, Auxilio te Limpio (Chile); Colectivo Acción Feminista Linares (Spain); Movimiento Popular la Dignidad Argentina; Garment Worker’s Trade Union Centre (Bangladesh); Tamilnadu Women’s Movement (India); ARCI Roma (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Mugello (Italy); Non Una Di Meno – Bologna (Italy); Mujeres Libres – Bologna (Italy); Gruppo Wendo Firenze (Italy); Donne Diritti e Giustizia (Italy); STONEWALL GLBT Siracusa (Italy); Associazione Donne del Mondo di San Giovanni in Persiceto (Italy); Casa in Movimento, Cologno Monzese MI (Italy); Comitato italiano di Jineoloji (Italy); WILPF (Italy); Un ponte per (Italy); Euskal Herriko Bilgune Feminista (Basque Country); CDP Capítulo Argentino – Congreso de los pueblos (Argentina);n Feminismo Comunitario Antipatriarcal (Argentina); Sare Lesbianista (Basque Country); FARRUKAS de Iruña-pamplona (Basque Country); Union of Young Êzîdî Women (Yekitiya Jinên Ciwan ên Êzîdî); Institution for Language and Education of the Êzîdî Community (Saziya Ziman Perwerdeya Civaka Êzîdî); Nuit Féministe (France); Pinjra Tod ’Break the Cage’ (feminist movement, India); Deutscher Frauenring e.V. (German Federation of Women’s Associations); Frauennetzwerk fur Frieden (Women’s Network for Peace, Germany); Comitè de Vaga Feminista a Vallcarca (Catalonia); Women Office of Syria Democratic Counsel (SDC); Women’s Council of the Autonomous Administration North and East Syria; Êzîdî Women’s Unions in the regions of Cizîrê and Şehbayê (North East Syria); Syriac Women’s Union in Syria; Women’s Office of Tevdem (North East Syria); Union of Women Engeneers in the region Cizîrê (North East Syria); Union of Women Drivers in the region Cizîrê (North East Syria); Women’s Trade Union in North and East Syria; Union of women doctors in North and East Syria; Union of women in industrial work in the region Cizîre (North East Syria); Union of women teachers in the regions Cizîrê, Firatê, Shehba & Aleppo (North East Syria); Union of women lawyers in the region Cizîrê (North East Syria); Women’s Commission of the Autonmous Administration in the region Cizîrê (North East Syria); Women’s Council of Minbij (North East Syria); Women’s Council of Reqqayê (North East Syria); Women’s Council of Tebqa (North East Syria); Women’s Council of Derazor (North East Syria); Women’s Council of Shehba (North East Syria); Women of Armenian community in North and East Syria; Women of Circassian community in North and East Syria; Women of Turkmen community in North and East Syria; Women of Chaldean community in North and East Syria; Women of Chechen community in North and East Syria; Women’s Cultural Movement Kewana Zêrîn in North and East Syria; SARA Organisation against Violence against Women (North East Syria); Rûiya (NGO, North East Syria); Shar (NGO for development, North East Syria); Women’s Committee of Human Rights Commission in the region Cizîrê (North East Syria); Women’s Council of Democratic Union Party (PYD); Women’s Organisation of Partiya Roj ya Demokrata Kurd li Sûriyê (PRDKS); Women’s Organisation of Partiya Yekitiya Demokrat a Sûriyê; Women’s Office of Liberal Union of Kurdistan; Women’s Office of Partiya Demokrat a Kurdistan Sûriyê (El Partî); Women members of Partiya Aşitî ya Demokratîk ya Kurdistanê; Women members of Partiya Demokratik a Kurdistanê ya Sûriyê (PDK-S); Women members of Partiya Yekitiya Niştiman a Azad (PYNA); Women members of Partiya Têkoşîna Demokratîk (PTD); Women members of Partiya Birayetî ya Kurdistanê (PBK); Women members of Partiya Pêşaroja Sûriyê; Women members of Partiya Nûjen; Women members of Partiya Kesk a Kurdistan; Women members of Partiya Yekitiya Gelê Sûryan; Kampagne Gemeinsam Kämpfen (Germany); International Women Space e.V. (Germany); EcoMujer e.V. (Germany); Frauenbuchverlag, Chrisel Göttert Verlag (Germany); FiLiA Women’s Rights Charity (UK); Bündnis Internationaler Frauenkampftag Düsseldorf (Germany); Frauen*Streik Bündnis Münster (Germany); Aktionsbündnis 8. März Stuttgart (Germany); Widows for Peace through Democracy (UK); Laboratorio Libertario Landauer (Italy); Hand zu Hand e.V., psychosoziale Beratung und Therapie für gehörlose und hörgeschädigte Menschen (Germany); Basler Theaterbühne (Switzerland); Dachverband der Beginen e.V. (Germany); Friends of the Earth (Finland); Landesfrauenrat Thüringen e.V. (Germany); Perspektive Rojava-Solidaritätskomitee Münster (Germany); ROSA- Revolutionäre Linke Münster (Germany); Ya B.a.s.t.a Münster (Germany); Non Una Di Meno Pavia (Italy); Centro di Women’s Studies “Milly Villa” dell’Università della Calabria(Italy); Collettiva autonoma Reggio calabria(Italy); Non Una Di Meno Reggio Calabria(Italy); Rete Italiana delle donne in Nero(Italy); Wendo-Pisa (Italy); Associació de Dones Ca l’Aurèlia; WO=MEN | DUTCH GENDER PLATFORM(Holland); Asamblea Huelga Feminista Huesca (España); Solidarity party of Afghanistan; Social Association of Afghanistan justice seekers (SAAJS); Dziewuchy Berlin (Polish women in Berlin); Marabunta Asamblea de Autodefensa Feminista(Espania); Cooperativa La Fera Ferotge (Catalonia); Radio Collective Søstrene Suse (Norway); MAMME NO TAP (Italy); Platform Wereldvrouwen (Platform Worldwomen, Netherlands); 8 maartcomité (8 March committee, Netherlands); Committee Stop Violence against Women (Netherlands); Laboring Masses (PLM) (Philippines)

Individuals:

Prof Angela Y. Davis, (Distinguished Professor Emerita History of Consciousness & Feminist Studies University of California, Santa Cruz); Cristina Andreu (head of CIMA – Women in Cinema Spanish Association); Tatiana Cordero (Urgent Action Fund – Latin America, Colombia); Lorena Cabnal (Tzk’at Red de Sanadoras Ancestrales del Feminismo Comunitario Territorial desde Iximulew, Guatemala); Prof. Dr. Felizitas Sagebiel (academic, Germany); Susanne Bader (European coordinator of World Women Conference of grassroots women, Germany); Cornelia Marschall (Sociologist, Germany); Josette Nisot (employee, Belgium); Noémi Royer (student, Belgium); Anette Lawson (OBE Chair, The Judith Trust, UK); Enasse Delphine (city council member, Elue France Insoumise Fontenay-sous-Bois, France); Ségolène Lachet (artist, France); Adèle Cassigneul (Toulouse University, France); Viola Carofalo (spokeswoman Women of Potere al Popolo, Italy); Homa Hoodfar (professor of Anthropology, Canada); Catherine Hebert (film director, Canada); Liza Maza (Chairperson emerita, Gabriela, Philippines); Ahlem Belhadj (Association tunisienne des femmes démocrates, Tunesia); Prof Ariel Salleh (University of Sydney, Australia); Margarita Maguregui Fernández (film maker, Basque Country); Julienne Lusenge (president of Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development SOFEPADI & director of Congolese Women’s Fund FFC, Congo); Chris Corrin (Women for Peace, Scotland); Juan Carlos Peirone; Anya Briy (Emergency Committee for Rojava, USA); Meredeth Turshen (D.Phil. Professor Rutgers University); Trude Bennett (community activist, USA); Elizabeth Margolis (student of Social Development, USA); Laura Guidetti (LGBTI & feminist activist, publisher of the italian feminist magazine Marea, Italy); Cornelia Ernst (MEP, Germany); Marissa Piesman; Jobana Moya; Kristin Booth Glen (university professor & dean emerita City University of New York, USA); Carole Joffe (sociologist, USA); Dr. Diane Horwitz (education professor & activist, USA); Rosalind Petchesky (Jewish Voice for Peace, USA); Rita Falaschi (Rete di Donne per la Politica, Italy); Maxine Phillips (editor, “Democratic Left” magazine, USA); Maryam Namazie (spokesperson of Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain & One Law For All & Producer of Bread and Roses TV, Iran/UK); Irena Klepfisz (academic, USA); Susan Nussbaum (disability rights activist, USA); Gabriela Vega Téllez; Beatrix Campbell (OBE, writer, formerly Commissioner with Britain’s National Women’s Commission, activist on women’s rights and climate sustainability, UK); Nâlân Erbil (academic, USA); Patricia Sánchez (Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa, Catalonia); Eleanor J. Bader (freelance journalist, USA); Zillah Eisenstein (Prof. of Anti-Racist Feminist Theory, Emeritus Ithaca College, USA); Nanette Funk (Professor emeritus, USA); Despina Litsa (Molecular Biologists CEO of C. B. S. READYTEX); Myra Malkin (lawyer, USA); Sara Hess (Ithaca, USA); Nekane Urzelai; Frances Kissling (President, The Center for Health, Ethics and Social Policy, USA); Dr. Carla Golden Professor (Ithaca College, USA); Jean Tepperman (climate justice activist, USA); Janet Bauer (Associate Professor, International Studies and Women/Gender Studies, USA); Gail Holst-Warhaft (Professor, Cornell University, USA); Erika Goldman (Book Publisher, USA); Lara Vilanova (cinematographer, Catalonia); Ana Pandal de la Peza (Student, Mexico/UK); Professor Lyla Mehta (Institute of Development Studies, UK); Sadia Hameed (Council of Ex Muslims of Britain, UK); Laura Flanders (Writer and broadcaster, USA); Dilan Okcuoglu (Cornell University, USA); Linda N. Edelstein (Ph.D., psychologist U.S.A.); Illith Rosenblum; Prof. Federica Giardini (Dipartimento di Filosofia, Communicazione, Spettacolo, University of Rome, Italy); Susan Buck-Morss (Professor, CUNY Graduate Centre, USA); Charo López Andreo; Gertrude Fester Honorary (Professor, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa); Lisa-Marie Taylor (CEO FiLiA Women’s Rights Charity UK); Marieme Helie Lucas (Algeria); Susan Lehrer (PhD Professor Emerita Sociology, Women’s Studies, USA); Barbara Zeller (M.D., USA); Prof Mary Patten (Mary Patten, artist & activist, USA); Prof Peyibomi Soyinka-Airewele (Tompkins County Human Rights Commissioner, USA); Gloria Steinem (feminist activist, USA); Debra Winger (actress, USA); Judith Clark (Hour Children, USA); Mirra Bank (documentary film-maker, USA ); Zulma Iguinav (Retired Language Teacher, USA); Penny Rosenwasser (Ph.d., author & activist, USA); Sarah Stumbar (MD, MPH Physician, USA); Kristin Bricker (Progressive Democrats for Delaware, USA); Bonnie S. Anderson (Professor Emerita of History, City University of New York, USA); Susan M. Reverby (Professor Emerita, Wellesley College, USA); Ellen Chesler (Ph.D., Senior Fellow , The Roosevelt Institute, USA); L.A. Kauffman (writer and organizer, USA); Joyce Antler (professor, Brandeis University, USA); Myrtle Denise Thompson Curtis (Center to Nurture Community Leadership USA); Kimberly Sherrobbi (Center to Nurture Community Leadership USA); Shea Howell (Center to Nurture Community Leadership USA); Susan Elaine Day (writer & editor, USA); Fran Perkins (Public education activist, USA); Helen Benedict (professor and writer, Columbia University, USA); Susan Sklar (fair trade activist, USA); Amy Agigian (Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University, USA); Lee Anne Bell (Professor Emerita, USA); Gloria Shields (member of Women in Black and anti-war activist, USA); Sister Tesa (Executive Director Hour Children, USA); Maite Galarza (Spain); Sabina Martínez (Spain); Georgina Cisquella (periodista & directora de cine, Spain); Zeltia Outeiriño González (Spain); Rosa Lluch Ayza (Spain); Franco Muia (Italy); Mathilde Gingembre (researcher, Italy); Sibel Schick (Author & Journalist, Germany); Dr. Angela Waldegg (Artist, peace activist, Austria); Mary Pampalk (human rights activist, Austria); Maria Emília Novo (Portugal); Lieve Snellings (Women in Black, Belgium); Jasna Krajinovic (film director, Belgium/Slovenia); Sina Reisch (Ende Gelände, Germany); Carola Rackete (Ecologist, sea rescue activist, Germany); Margarete Stokowski (Writer, esayist, Germany); Sabine Lamizana (France); Roselyne Rollier (President Maison des Femmes Thérèse Clerc à Montreuil, France); Lise Bouzidi Vega (militante associative, France); Isabelle Krzywkowski (universitaire, Grenoble, France); Amina Sahbegovic (MA student, France); Jacqueline Heinen (Professeure émérite de sociologie / Printemps-CNRS, France); Corine Eyraud (Université d’Aix-Marseille, France); Lucien Chelly (France); Mélanie Vay (Docteure en science politique, France); Laurence Hovde (Women in Black, France); Claude Cambon (France); Frédéric Delarue (France); Paul Sautebin (président d’Uniterre Jura, France); Laura Gonzalez de Txabarri (Nazioarteko arduraduna ELA, Basque Country); Gisèle Eva Côté (women’s rights activist, Canada);Michele Rouleau (Producer Montreal, Canada); Louise Turcotte (lesbian activist & member of the Montréal Lesbian Archives Traces, Canada); Jo Unwin (Founder, JULA Ltd, UK); Dr Isabel Käser (SOAS, UK); Yasmin Rehman, (women’s human rights activist, UK); Rashmi Singh, (PhD candidate, University of Cambridge, UK); Sheila Rowbotham (feminist writer & historian, UK); Isabel Soloaga (human rights activist, UK); Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini (SOAS, University of London, UK); Pamela Berger (Professor Boston College, USA); Geraldine Rose (UK); Dr Rachael Durrant (Research Fellow, UK); Andrea Brock (lecturer, UK); Aisha K. Gill (Professor of Criminology, University of Roehampton, UK); Jean Fiaux (Switzerland); Maya Fiaux (Switzerland); David Malterre (Switzerland); Maxine Peake (actor & writer, UK); Gerd Gottlieb (peace activist, Denmark); Amira Abdelhamid (Human Rights Defender, Egypt); Sahar Alnaas (Founding Director of Libyan Women for Peace and Freedom, Libya); Farida Shaheed (Shirkat Gah – Women’s Resource Centre, Pakistan); Horia Mosadiq (Conflict Analysis Network CAN, Afghanistan); Fatou Sow (feminist activist, Senegal); Eva Hung (writer, Hong Kong); Hinda Pozner (artist, USA); Prof Beata Kowalska (sociologist, Poland); Ana Pfaff (filmeditor, Spain); Teresa carretero carretero (Spain); Amie Williams (GlobalGirl Media, USA); Sara Valenzuela (actress, Spain); Isa Sanz (artist, Spain); Adela İnnerarity (journalist, Basque Country); Mireia Palau (Catalonia); Rashida Manjoo (former UN Special Rapporteur against violence against women, South Africa); Dr. Hannah Safran (peace activist, Isha L’Isha Feminist Research Centre, Israel); Laura Mañá Alvarenga (actress & film director, Catalonia); Dr Farah Azadi (academic, Ireland); Eve Rosahn (political activist, USA); Julienne Lusenge (director of Congolese women’s fund, Congo); Tatiana Sánchez Sánchez (journalist, USA); Lucía Andújar Llosa (Visual Anthropology and Digital Culture, Spain); Audrey Aroha Tietz (artist, UK); Beatriz Redón (Coordinadora de Organizaciones Feministas de Teruel, Spain); Paola Guazzo, academic (Italy); Maria Angeles del Riego; Thérèse Clerc à Montreuil (Canada); Gail Lerner (International Activist, USA); Lucille C Atkin (Ph.D, women’s rights advocate & researcher, Mexico); Sandra McNeill (feminist activist, UK); Maleeha Mengal (Pakistan); Codou Bop (activist on women’s bodily rights, African Feminist Forum, Senegal); Genevieve Azam (France); Judy Norsigian (Co-founder of Our Bodies Ourselves & climate crisis activist, USA); Verena Gysin (Switzerland); Sonia Muñoz Llort (Department of Special Education Needs, University of Oslo, Norway); Line Alice Ytrehus (Professor in Intercultural studies, Norway); Margaret Evans (MSW, USA); Kumru Toktamis (Associated Professsor Pratt Institute -Brooklyn NY); Dr Charlotta Zettervall (sociologist, Sweden); Katia Zagoritou (Greece); Kaziwa Salih (Canada); Prerna Subramanian (academic, Canada); Morad Rooh (Canada); Brigitte Guglielmi (Conseillère départementale de Maine-et-Loire, France); Sirwan Azizi; Marie Famulicki (film-maker, France); Dr. Amir Sharifi (academic, director of the Kurdish Human Rights Advocacy Group, USA); Janet Axelrod, Wealth Matters (United States); Luisa Morgantini (former vice president of the EU Parliament); Coni Ledesma (National Democratic Front of the Philippines); Dr Beata Kowalska (feminist professor and activist, Poland); Dr Yara Hawari (Palestine); Dr Joan Scanlon (Magistrate, USA); Henza Anwar (Salam organization, Norway); Elena Frez Pizarro (photographer, Spain); Cecilie Klem (communication adviser, Norway); Siri Broch Johansen (playwright, Norway); Prof Line Alice Ytrehus (Intercultural Studies, NLA University College, Norway); Frida Borstad (Leader of Women’s Section of Rødt Party, Trøndelag, Norway); Kari Kristensen (leader of Rødt in Trøndelag, Norway); Miriam Porte (producer and director of Dones Visuals (women and conema of Catalonia); M. Àngels Cabré (writer and director of Observatori Cultural de Gènere, Spain); Elena Coderch Aparicio (Sound Engineer, Dones Visuals, Spain); Neus Ballús (cinema director, Spain); Carla Subirana (cinema cirector, Dones Visuals and Cima, Spain); Lara Vilanova (cinematographer, Catalonia); Lupe Pérez García (film-maker, Catalonia); Laia Manresa Casals (Dones Visuals, Spain); Gris Jordana (director of photography, Spain); Dr Manali Desai (comparative and historical sociology, UK); Sofie Frost (feminist artist, Norway); Sara Baban (Kurdish feminist artist & activist, Norway); Linda Njenga (feminist writer and artist, Norway);Lea Basch (feminist artist, Norway), Anne-gro Erikstad (curator and leader for LevArt, Norway); Deise Nunes (Struggling Black Woman in the arts, research fellow, Norway); Anna Petrus (film-maker – Dones Visuals, Spain); Paloma Polo (member of ILPS – International League of People’s Struggle, visual artist & independent researcher); Marlène Tuininga (journaliste militante, France); Simonnet Danielle (Elue France Insoumise Paris, France); Hafidha Chekir (militante activiste droits des femmes, France); Marie-Hélène Mora (editor, Belgium); Marcela Olivera (water organizer and activist, Cochabamba, Bolivia); Dubravka Zarkov (academic, The Netherlands); Agnieszka Marczewska (Deputy Programme Director Wajda School & Studio, Poland); Rocio Martinez Ts’ujul (Mexico); Blanca Castro (Chile); Anabel Rieiro (Uruguay); Dr Rumana Hashem (Founder, Phulbari Solidarity and Community Women Against Abuse, UK); Isa Campo Vilar (film-maker, Spain); Mirta Busnelli (actrices, Argentinas); Veronica Gago (Argentina); Erica Barrionuevo (Eulalias Comunicadoras Feministas Catamarca, Argentina); Helda Khasmy (Chairwoman SERUNI Indonesian Women’s Organisation); Joly Talukder; Liliana Martin (Movimiento plurinacional de mujeres capilla del monte, Argentina); Majo Corvalán (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito, Argentina); Lidia Manini (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito Regional San Luis. ADEM San Luis, Argentina); Liliana Daunes (Feministas de Albya Yala, Argentina); Ana Medina (FPDS C N – MDP Mar del Plata, Argentina); Stella Maris Manzano (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito Regional Chubut, Argentina); Beatriz Gutierrez (Multisectorial de mujeres de Santa Fe, Argentina); Mariela Rossi (FPDS, Argentina); Debora Carabajal (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito Regional San Luis, Argentina); Susana Fernandez (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito Regional San Luis, Argentina); Adriana Bazano (Argentina); Sofia Roig (Autoconvocada, Argentina); Marcela Brusa (Argentina); María Virginia Arroyuelo (Teatro xxlunar, Argentina); Erica Laporte (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito Regional San Luis, Argentina); Jacqueline García (Encuentro de Organizaciones, Argentina); Andrea Roldán (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito Regional San Luis, Argentina); Mariana Bustos (Red de docentes por el derecho a decidir, Argentina); Lorena Mercado (Mujeres rompiendo esquemas construyendo fortalezas, Argentina); Mirta Fiorucci (Mujeres de La Pampa, Argentina); Camila Hayas (Argentina); Claudia San Martín (Periodista, Argentina); Carlonina Medina (Encuentro de Organizaciones, Argentina); Yanina Waldhorn (Encuentro de los Pueblos, Argentina); Bernardo Ferraris (Frente Popular Darío Santillán, Argentina); Andrea Arrigoni (FPDS, Argentina); Ivana Puche (Feministas en Asamblea Córdoba, Argentina); Ana Aba (Argentina); Rojna Cemil Jaffer (Member of PUK, Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Mehemad Karem (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Shadia Abbas (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Gila Somer; Gilas Omar; Marta Calveyra (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito, Argentina); Lucia Juarez (Argentina); Ana Carolina Cabrera (Colectiva Feminista Catamarca, Argentina); Delfina Gutierrez Lunáticas (Argentina); Marcela Lozano (Colectivo por un parto respetado San Luis, Argentina); Malena Pastorino (Cirqueres organizades, Argentina); Sebastian Gomez (Congreso de los Pueblos, Argentina); Ana María Castel (Argentina); Guadalupe Docampo (Actrices Argentinas); Daniel Teijeiro (Argentina); Ignasio Perez De Berti (Argentina); Maria Ibarreta (Actrices Argentinas); María Elisa Rueda (Trama, Argentina); Alejandra Aristegui (Argentina); Sol Busetta (Argentina); Maria Mercedes Llorente (Trama, Argentina); Noelia Rivoira Feministas (Trabajando, Argentina); Ariana Pojomovsky (Argentina); Paulina Calderón (Gobierno de la Provincia de San Luis, Argentina); Magui Belloti (Argentina); Candela Molina (La Tinta, Argentina); Flavio Sives (Sec Gral ATE Conicet La Plata, Argentina); Elsa Cola Arena (Feminista abolicionista independiente, Argentina); Mabel Gabarra (Argentina); Virginia Russo (Campaña Nacional por el Derecho al Aborto Legal Seguro y Gratuito, Argentina); Margarita Maguregui (Basque Country); Diana Itzu Gutiérrez Luna (Colectivo ELCOR México, Chiapas); Jasna Krajinovic; Anina Jendreyko (Theatre Director, Switzerland); Annalisa Dordoni; Stina Ihle Amankwah (LLB International and European Law, M.Phil System Dynamics, Norway); Dr. Wendelmoet Hamelink; Serdar Tahir (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Dilsoz Shefiq (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Shilan Tewfiq (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Perwin Aziz Said (Member of Kurdish National Congress, Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Sosin Shehab Nuri (MP, Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Kurdistan Ekrem Feresh (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Dilgesh Omer Kerkuki (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Peyam Ahmed (MP, Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Khezan Abdullah (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Nariman Sarkar (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Aziza Abdi (Kurdish Autonomy Region, Iraq); Berivan Xalid (Co-chair of Autonomous Administration North and East Syria); Emîne Omer (Co-chair of Democratic Syrian Council); Ayşe Hiso (Co-chair of Democratic Union Party PYD); Berxwedan Hesen (Co-chair of engineer’s union region Cizîrê, North and East Syria); Xatîçe Îbrahîm (Co-chair of lawyer’s union, North and East Syria); Derya Ramadan (politician, North and East Syria); Janice Temur (UK); Karel Ploeger (Germany); Dario Azzellini (Cornell University, USA); Fakhri Ghalandar; Bianca Peracchi; Rosana Bacron (Sao Paolo/Brazil); Andrej Grubacic (Professor of Anthropology and Social Change, USA); Maribel Cervantes Cruz; Laura V. Mata (Mariposas Rojas PC, Argentina); Carmen Capdevilla (Kasandrxs-fenministas libertarias y abolicionistas, Argentina); Judith Sirota (Opinión socialista y campaña por el derecho al aborto, Argentina); Raquel Elena Disenfeld (Mujeres Libres. Liberatorias, Argentina); Julieta María Jaloma Cruz (Centro de Derechos Humanos de los Pueblos del Sur de Veracruz “Bety Cariño”, Mexico); Verónica Munier Jolain (Proceso de articulación de la sierra de santa marta/CNI, México); Hanna Kunas (social worker, Germany); Anne Borchers (musician, Germany); Ursa Illgen (Germany); Dagmar Fink (scholar, translator and lecturer, Germany); Swaantje Illig (doctor, charité Berlin, Flamingo e.V., Germany); Karin Oehl (Germany); Ursel Schwartzkopff (Begine, Germany); Ulrike Janz (Activist and Dipl.Psychatrist, Germany); Helga Steinmaier (Germany); Christina Hackmann (student of economy, Germany); Daniela Hackmann (Mothers for Peace, Germany); Leonie Heine (teacher, Germany); Ulrike Heine (geriatric nurse, Germany); Olga Aron (Germany); Çilem Akdağ (social scientist); Nina Eumann (deputy regional spokeswoman die Linke.NRW, Germany); Katharina Jany (Germany); Daniela Nischik (Pastor, Protestant Blind Service, Germany); Lúcia Fernandes (Researcher; CES – Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal); Stefania Barca (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal); Zeynep Günes Yildirim (Urban Planner, Germany); Almut Dietrich (social worker, Germany); Christiane von Rauch (doctor, Germany); Sabine Vogel (Germany); Silvia Pfieffer (municipal politician, Germany); Heide Steer (Terre des Femmes Leipzig, Germany); Yvonne Underhill-Sem (New-Zealand); Christine Fischer (social worker, Friedensforschungszentrum Tamera, Portugal); María Rubio Tobalina (Spain); Hedwig Lohmann (education for women and girls, Germany); Sigrid Neumann (teacher, Germany); Sussane Rößling (board member Initiative Oury Jalloh, Germany); Gabi- Grete Kellerhof (cultural educator, Germany); Amy Lee (Activist, Canada); Regine Balk (psychotherapist, Germany); Monika Schierenberg (EcoMujer, Germany); Justyna Wroblewska; Yanira Hermida Martin (trabajadora afiliada a la Confederación General del Trabajo CGT, Spain); Isabella Maria (Italy); Sehbal Senyurt Arinli (journalist and writer, Turkey); Ann- Cathrin Agethen (art pedagogue, Germany); Maike Ulms (psychotherapist, Germany); Christiane Tillner (Germany); Irmgard Dragon (Grandmother for Peace, Germany); Hanne Knott (Fraueninitiative 04, Germany); Christel Göttert (women’s book publisher, Germany); Bettina Bremer (Germany); Sabine Kuhlmei (employee, Germany); Katharina Schwabedissen (trade union secretary ver.di, Germany); Ana Lena Sprandel (Germany); Yvonne Smidt (Health consulant, Germany); Christian Schmach (Germany); Olaf Morlock (Münchner Friedensbündnis, Germany); Bernd Walter Müller(director of the ‘Global Ecology Institute’ of Tamera, Portugal); Ana Maria Falu(Articulación Feminista Marcosur); Dr France Gerard (senior Scientist in Earth Observation); Kamal Bewar; Rabea Herl (academician, Germany); Prof. Sabine Makowka (Senior lecturer at the University of Applied Science, FHS St. Gallen); Virisila Buadromo (Lead Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights, Asia & Pacific Based in Suva, Fiji); Caroline McKusick, Belquis Roshan (member of Parliament Afghanistan); Weeda Ahmad (social activist Afghanistan); Katrine Meisfjord; Annelies Broekman ( PhD CREAF Autonomous University of Barcelona); Sharmistha Choudhury; Zeynep Akinci (Doctoral student in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Pal Hassan (Founding member Afghan women’s Educational Center); Marina Mahathir; Malvina Kuri (féministe militante pour la paix, France); Anne Marie Guéguen (Association Iséroise des Amis des Kurdes, France); Fatiha Aggoun (,Vice-Présidente du Conseil départemental du Val-de-Marne, France); Sabine Reynosa (militante féministe et syndicaliste CGT, France); Annie Sugier (Présidente de la ligue du droit International des Femmes, France); Edith Lévy (auteure,France); Nelly Martin (porte parole de Marche Mondiale des femmes en France); Sabine Salomon (Femmes Solidaire, France); Caroline Flepp (directrice de publication de 50/50 magazine, France); Carine Delahaine (Clara Magazine, France); Francine Sporenda (responsable “Révolution féministe, France); Mathilde Panot (présidente du groupe parlementaire de France Insoumise, France); Laurence Cohen (Senatrice Communiste, France); Keita Gassama Fily (5ème adjointe au maire en charge de la communication, des politiques jeunesse et de la démocratie participative, France); Corinne Morel Darleux (auteure et conseillère régionale Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France); Anne Bucas-Francais (member de la Marche Mondiale des femmes, France); Valérie Techer (Adjointe au Maire de Champigny-sur-MarneFrance); Fatima Benomar (cofondatrice de l’association Les effronté-es Corinne Guyonnet du collectif NousToutes70, France); Marie Ducaté (Artiste, France); Sonja Jossifort (chargée de développement et partenariats femmes et cinéma); Flavie Pinatel (réalisatrice de documentaire, France); Margareta Kiener Nellen (Conseillère Nationale, Présidente de la Délégation de l’Assemblée fédérale auprès de l’AP OSCE, UIP Comité exécutif, Avocate, France); Geneviève Parfait (militante des droits humains); Anna-Sara Malmgren (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University); Halinka Augustin (European Coordinator of the World Women’s Conference of grassroots women,Netherlands);Sally Cornwell

All the signatures until 22th October, 2019 here

Women’s Declaration: Stop Turkey‘s Occupation War against North and East Syria – immediately!

This petition is now closed.

End date: Nov 03, 2019

Signatures collected: 1464

1,464 signatures

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6 Comments

  1. Sign up: Sebastián Liera (actor de teatro, México).

  2. Parisina dettoni says:

    Sempre vicino al popolo curdo nella speranza che la loro lotta sia sempre anche la nostra. Jin, jiyan,azadi

  3. Enas Ridha Azghar says:

    Stand by the only feminist, secular, all-inclusive, egalitarian, and ecological project in the Middle East.

    Stand by Rojava

  4. Stop Turkey‘s invasion and occupation in North and Eastern Syria immediately

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