Bi Jin Jiyan Azadî’yê ber bi Azadîyê ve!
To Freedom with Jin Jiyan Azadî
We would like to welcome you all.
In these times when the Jin, Jîyan, Azadî rebellion rising in the first quarter of the 21st century has given this century ‑which we define as the century of women‑ its color, we have gathered here today to share our campaign under the motto “Bi Jin Jîyan Azadî’yê ber bi Azadîyê ve” (“To freedom with Jin Jîyan Azadî”) with the public, all women and Kurdish women in particular. We are launching this campaign at a time that marks the centenary of the Lausanne treaty which alongside dividing and fragmenting the geography and values of Kurdistan, is the founding document of the Republic constructed as a male system. Last but not least, it has now been a quarter of a century since Turkey and international colonial powers have placed Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan in absolute isolation in the prison island of İmralı.
It is at such a historical juncture and with the responsibility that this entails and with unshakable faith in reclaiming our freedom that we, as the TJA salute all women.