To the II. World Women Conference,
Participating to this conference, in the name of all women fighters who are fighting ISIS terrorists under the banner of Women Protection Units (YPJ), we thank everyone who contributed to hold this conference and participated in the success of the conference, and we are confident that women’s voices will grow strongly in this place to eradicate the roots of terrorism. It really concerns us to attend the World Conference on Women which cares about women in general and, the militant women in particular, as it has a major role in raising the awareness and draw the attention of not only the women but also the whole world to the situations and the struggle of women, their influencing role in decision-making and policies around the world. This is what we are trying to be proved to the world as Women protection units where the woman is the source of renewable and potential energy so this energy must be enabled and activated to the whole world.
Here in Rojava, we are trying to do this in a practical way by mobilizing and organizing women among Women Protection Units. Since the beginning of the revolution in 2012 Women Protection Units have the right to take their own decisions and they are being organized and trained militarily and ideologically, where the Women Protection Units consist entirely only of women. And, the women are also fighting on the front lines as men and we’re not like other armies where women work only in office functions or help the wounded or even cooking for the soldiers. Among the Women Protection Units, the women are the key element and are a leading force, which has been fighting and thinking freely in defense of their people and homeland and in defense of their freedom and the freedom of all women in the world. This is the first step to find out the strong, creative and developing free women within us. And, we want to share our experience with women all over the world and we have the desire to take advantage of their experiences as well.
We have great hopes and expectations regarding this conference and we are confident of your ability in decision-making.
The Women Protection Units (YPJ)