We are here today to
support 30 years of Iranian women’s struggle against Islamic regime of Iran.
Our hearts beat with our
Iranian sisters and we can extend our struggle with women solidarity.
York 153 year ago, women textile workers were engaged
in a fiery struggle. In recognition of
their continuing struggle and the struggle of all women, International Women's
Day was established, on the initiative of Clara Zetkin.
Since that time, 100 years have past. But struggle still continue. I now salute
you on behalf of the women who are struggling in Turkey
and North Kurdistan.
As a woman when I talk to you, I definitely
know that our problem is essentially the same everywhere. However, the struggle
in each country has its own specific features like Turkey. The basis of the women's
question and the male domination system is private property. This is not only
true for Turkey
but for the whole world too. The international women's movement has therefore
to fight to end the system of private property. We, as women, face the
oppression of the reactionary Islamic tradition, honour killing and sexual
assault. It is seen
as quite legitimate to engage in all kinds of oppression of women. Women have always been seen as second class
in this society. Their role in society is ignored by male domination. Wherever
we go we face violence.
However, women are struggling against these
terrible problems. We lost many women in Turkey
and North Kurdistan in the process of this
battle against exploitation and for the possibility of a new world.
We strongly believe that, when women are
aware of their power and capability, then they will be ready to achieve
liberation. Women should not accept a few crumbs and not allow themselves to
get sucked into the system. we have to fight for the
goal of a different world, shoulder to shoulder with our male comrades. But
always several steps ahead. We have to be at the forefront of the battle for
our liberation. What we say is we have be the subjective force leading the
struggle everywhere. And women, along with their male comrades, can make not
only themselves free but all society.
We therefore, as all feminist communist
women, need to build International Women's Solidarity and struggle together
shoulder to shoulder.
We therefore have raised the slogan “In every
different country, we are the same because we are women”
with Islamic Regime of Iran!
Long live International Women's day!
Long live 8th March, International Women’s
Day, on Its 100th anniversary!
Long Live International Women's Solidarity!
Women’s Movement in Europe