Kongra Star Coordination condemns brutal murder of four women activists in Afghanistan – Eng/Esp

Kongra Star Coordination condemns brutal murder of four women activists in Afghanistan 

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The Kongra Star Women’s Movement in Rojava and North and East Syria released a statement condemning the brutal killing of four women activists in Afghanistan on Saturday.

The statement said: “We are shocked by the cruel news of the murder of the four women activists in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan. So far, only the body of one of the four women, the activist of civil rights Foruzan Safi, a young professor at Balkh University.

We do not consider this brutal murder under the Taliban reign of terror to be an isolated act independent of the current regime and mindset. The targeted killing of women who organize and actively work to defend freedom is a widespread and systematic practice throughout the world.

The patriarchal system, which has enslaved and deprived women of their rights for more than 5,000 years and is the basis of the mentality of capitalism and the nation-state, sees strong and political women as a threat. “

The statement added: “Either the Turkish state mass arresting and extrajudicially murdering women’s rights activists, or the Islamic State (ISIS) veiling women and selling them in slave markets, or the Taliban denying women their basic rights, they all have the same mentality.

Here in northern and eastern Syria, women’s rights activists are also repeatedly attacked by ISIS and the Turkish state. In Turkish-occupied regions such as Afrin, Serekaniye and Gire Spi, women are subjected to all kinds of misogynistic violence. Additionally, Turkey uses drones to target activists across northern and eastern Syria. In other regions of northern and eastern Syria, attacks on women activists by ISIS continue, such as in January this year our comrades Hind and Saade, who were brutally killed by ISIS sleeper cells. “

The statement continues: “The mentality of the Taliban is not different from that of ISIS or Turkey, their practices are not different from each other, they have the same roots. The Taliban are committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. Forces that paved the way for the Taliban to seize power in Afghanistan are also to blame. We believe that violence against organized women is itself direct violence against the community. Therefore, society and international institutions must rise up against these attacks.

In the face of these patriarchal attacks, resistance and self-defense are necessary, especially through autonomous organization. Since these killings are practices of patriarchal and capitalist forces and states around the world, it is necessary to fight internationally as well and build alliances between women’s movements and social movements around the world.

We, like Kongra Star, condemn this patriarchal attack on the four Afghan women. We call on all international forces not to silently observe, nor normalize, nor acknowledge the situation in Afghanistan and the actions of the Taliban.

Frozan Safi: Women's Rights Activist Found Shot Dead In Taliban-Ruled  Afghanistan
Frozan Safi.

“Sources in Mazar-i-Sharif told AFP that one of the dead was a women’s rights activist and university lecturer, Frozan Safi.”The 29-year-old economics professor was shot dead. The face, riddled with bullets, is unrecognizable.”

We welcome all Afghan women who are exposed to violence and killings here in northern and eastern Syria. Against all the crimes of the Taliban, we call on all democratic forces and women’s organizations to stand in solidarity with the society and women of Afghanistan, to take sides and fight together. “

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Kongra Star sends a message of solidarity from Rojava to the women’s resistance in Afghanistan, quoting Abdullah Öcalan: “Women’s self-defense is a very serious issue that cannot be left to the mercy of men.”

In northern and central Afghanistan, women have taken up arms, taking to the streets in their hundreds and sharing pictures of themselves with assault rifles on social media.

At the same time, the Taliban’s nationwide advance continues. One of the largest demonstrations took place in the central province of Ghor, where hundreds of women took to the streets over the weekend, brandishing weapons and chanting anti-Taliban slogans.

The women’s movement in Rojava, Kongra Star declared solidarity with the women’s resistance in Afghanistan, quoting Abdullah Öcalan: “Women’s self-defense is a very serious issue that cannot be left to the mercy of men.”

The solidarity message reads as follows:

“We as Kongra Star send revolutionary greetings and our solidarity from Rojava to our sisters in Afghanistan. The current developments in Afghanistan surrounding the deal between the USA and Taliban are a cause for concern, but the images in recent weeks of women from Afghanistan taking their defense into their own hands if necessary give hope and strength.

With the so-called peace agreement between the Taliban and America, the Taliban with their Islamist and misogynist views are gaining legitimacy from the international state community.

As a result of this agreement, more and more Taliban prisoners are being released from jails. This has brought with it an increase in violence against women. In particular, women who are vanguards, activists and journalists are targeted deathly. The strengthening of the Taliban in Afghanistan threatens the freedom and livelihood of women in particular and the people in general.

In the face of these attacks on women’s freedom and security, women must organize from the grassroots and take charge of peace building and self-defense in the broadest sense.

We cannot rely on the same states and actors that created all this oppression to undo it. As Abdullah Ocalan said, “Women’s self-defense is a very serious issue that cannot be left to the mercy of men”. The fact that the patriarchal systems will always oppose freedom means for us that it is necessary to organize ourselves to defend ourselves against them.

Resistance wins where it is organized; where concrete, sustainable structures of self-defense are built. It is important that women organize autonomously in self-defense and other structures.

Since the beginning of patriarchy, the male mentality wants us to believe that women cannot defend themselves. But the past, as well as the present, provides many examples to the contrary.

Here in all parts of Kurdistan, too, women are fighting back against oppression and patriarchal attacks. Especially in Rojava when ISIS attacked Kobane in 2014, the women’s defense units of the YPJ were essential forces for the beginning of the end of ISIS.

In order to defend ourselves against all kinds of patriarchal and misogynist attacks, we need to organize. The more we get organized, the more we will be able to defend our lives, our ideas, our hopes and our dreams against misogyny. The images of Afghan women taking to the streets to show that they are able and ready to defend themselves against the Taliban and all other patriarchal forces give hope and strength.

An attack on a woman, whether in Afghanistan or anywhere else, is an attack on all women, so their struggle is our struggle. We are convinced that the attitude of the united forces of women for freedom, their’.

Jin Jiyan Azadî [Woman, Life, Freedom]”

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La Coordinadora Kongra Star condena el brutal asesinato de cuatro mujeres activistas en Afganistán

La Coordinadora Kongra Star publicó un comunicado para condenar el brutal asesinato de cuatro mujeres activistas en Afganistán.

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El Movimiento de Mujeres de Kongra Star en Rojava y el Norte y Este de Siria publicó una declaración para condenar el brutal asesinato de cuatro mujeres activistas en Afganistán el sábado.

El comunicado dice: “Estamos conmocionadas por la cruel noticia del asesinato de las cuatro mujeres activistas en la ciudad norteña de Mazar-i-Sharif en Afganistán. Hasta ahora, sólo se ha identificado el cadáver de una de las cuatro mujeres, la activista de derechos civiles Foruzan Safi, una joven profesora de la Universidad de Balkh.

No consideramos que este brutal asesinato bajo el reino del terror de los talibanes sea un acto aislado e independiente del régimen y la mentalidad actuales. El asesinato selectivo de mujeres que se organizan y trabajan activamente para defender la libertad es una práctica generalizada y sistemática en todo el mundo.

El sistema patriarcal, que ha esclavizado y privado a las mujeres de sus derechos durante más de 5.000 años y es la base de la mentalidad del capitalismo y del Estado-nación, ve a las mujeres fuertes y políticas como una amenaza”.

La declaración añadía: “Ya sea el Estado turco deteniendo en masa y asesinando extrajudicialmente a activistas por los derechos de las mujeres, o el Estado Islámico (ISIS) velando a las mujeres y vendiéndolas en mercados de esclavos, o los talibanes negando a las mujeres sus derechos básicos, todos tienen la misma mentalidad.

Aquí, en el norte y el este de Siria, las activistas por los derechos de las mujeres también son atacadas repetidamente por el ISIS y el Estado turco. En las regiones ocupadas por Turquía, como Afrin, Serekaniye y Gire Spi, las mujeres son objeto de todo tipo de violencia misógina. Además, Turquía utiliza aviones no tripulados para atacar a los activistas en todo el norte y el este de Siria. En otras regiones del norte y el este de Siria, continúan los ataques a mujeres activistas por parte del ISIS, como en enero de este año a nuestras compañeras Hind y Saade, que fueron brutalmente asesinadas por células durmientes del ISIS”.

La declaración continúa: “La mentalidad de los talibanes no es diferente de la del ISIS o de la de Turquía, sus prácticas no son diferentes entre sí, tienen las mismas raíces. Los talibanes están cometiendo crímenes de guerra y crímenes contra la humanidad.

Las fuerzas que prepararon el camino para que los talibanes tomaran el poder en Afganistán también son culpables. Creemos que la violencia contra las mujeres organizadas es en sí misma una violencia directa contra la comunidad. Por lo tanto, la sociedad y las instituciones internacionales deben levantarse contra estos ataques.

Frente a estos ataques patriarcales, la resistencia y la autodefensa son necesarias, especialmente a través de la organización autónoma. Dado que estos asesinatos son prácticas de las fuerzas y estados patriarcales y capitalistas de todo el mundo, es necesario luchar también a nivel internacional y construir alianzas entre los movimientos de mujeres y los movimientos sociales de todo el mundo.

Nosotros, como Kongra Star, condenamos este ataque patriarcal contra las cuatro mujeres afganas. Hacemos un llamamiento a todas las fuerzas internacionales para que no observen en silencio, ni normalicen, ni reconozcan la situación en Afganistán y los actos de los talibanes.

Damos la bienvenida a todas las mujeres afganas que están expuestas a la violencia y los asesinatos aquí en el norte y el este de Siria. Contra todos los crímenes de los talibanes, hacemos un llamamiento a todas las fuerzas democráticas y a las organizaciones de mujeres para que se solidaricen con la sociedad y las mujeres de Afganistán, para que tomen partido y luchen juntas”.

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