Yazidi women: Turkish state targets free women

Members of the Yazidi (Êzidî) House in Cizire Region denounced attacks against women as part of ongoing events to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The press statement, read in front of the Yazidi House in Tirbêspîyê district of Qamishlo, said the following:

“Yazidi women were the first victims of massacres. Most recently, in 2014, thousands of women were murdered, abused and displaced in the Shengal genocide. After the liberation of Shengal, Yazidi women organized and founded the YJŞ (Shengal Women’s Units).”

Referring to the Turkey’s genocidal attacks against North and East Syria, the statement said that; “The attacks of the Turkish state and mercenaries against the region target free and resisting women, a fact clearly revealed by the attack on the body of YPJ fighter Amara. We, Yazidi women, condemn the attacks of the Turkish state and mercenaries against women. We call upon human rights organisations and women’s organisations to voice their reactions against the Turkish state’s war crimes.”

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