'4 April, birth of women's revolution'

Two women from al-Shahba and Afrin cantons who met with the Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Ocalan considered April 4 a birth for the revolution and freedom of women. They demanded the international community and Human Rights organizations to lift the isolation and release Ocalan from Imrali's prison as an opportunity for consolidating peace in the Middle East.

The 4th of April marks the birth of the Kurdish people's leader Abdullah Ocalan. In this regard, our agency, Hawar news agency (ANHA) met with the women of al-Shahba and Afrin who had met him before his arrest, pointing out that his birth is considered the birth of the women's revolution and freedom.

The mother Aisha Hajji pointed out that she met the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan, during a meeting attended by 350 people in the city of Aleppo in 1998.

Aisha Hajji pointed out that the leader of the Kurdish people Abdullah Ocalan began his struggle with 7 people and the lack of possibilities amid the atmosphere of power and pressure of the ruling regimes, but he was able to establish an army and strength based on the people and their will with the aim to reach the freedom of the Kurdish people and the rights of all components under the shadow of the peoples' fraternity.

Aisha pointed out that in 1991, she knew the thought and philosophy of the leader Ocalan, and then was exposed to many problems and obstacles by the community and the family. They did not allow them to go out and participate in the events and meetings that were organized in her village, but she did not remain static, and insisted on participating in the publication and support this thought.

Aisha stressed that what the thought and philosophy of Ocalan carry are a response to all the policies of the authoritarian states, first and foremost the practice of killing the woman while she is alive by marginalizing her role and status in life. "A democratic and shared living system and equality between women and men according to Ocalan's thinking will be the impenetrable dam against the masculine power," she said.

While the mother Nazlia Mamo, a resident of the village of Bulbul in Afrin canton said, "I met with the leader Ocalan in 1996, where the meeting was attended by hundreds of people. At that time, the leader spoke about women's rights and their role in the construction and education of communities throughout the ages to the present day."

Nazlia said that because of the intensity of her influence by the personality of the leader Ocalan, she pledged to escalate the struggle, "I had a little girl, and since then I decided to convince her to join the ranks of the revolution, and once she grew up, she became a fighter and reached the stage of martyrdom for the freedom of all peoples."



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