Further international greetings to the Women’s Day 2019

From the Philippines sent Sharon Cabusao Silva greetings ” Fiery and militant greetings on International Women’s Day!”


From Africa writes Mwambu Margaret Jane from Uganda: “Thank you so much and wishing you a happy women’s day,  see you soon”. Yours,   Mwambu Margaret Jane

Grüße zum Frauentag 2019 aus Dhaka/Bangladesh vom Socialist Women’s Forum

Brief des SWF Bangladesh 8 March 2019 als PDF Datei

Dear Sisters & Women Activists,

Solidarity greetings to all on International Women’s Day. On 109th International Women’s Day Socialist Women’s Forum organized a rally at 11am 8th March 2019. Also six leftist women’s organizations including Socialist Women’s Forum observed International Women’s Day jointly. Our call was ‘protest rape-sexual harassment-violence and come on the struggle to establish women with human dignity and equal right’. On this occasion we demanded ‘ Equal right on inheritance’; ‘Equal-wage on equal-work’; ‘Establish uniform civil code’; ‘Economic value of household works in GDP’; ‘Stop violence against women’; ‘Stop gender-base violence at work’ etc.

Please keep us informed about your activities, analysis and keep in touch.

Comradely yours
Shampa Basu
General Secretary/Central Committee
Socialist Women’s Forum


deepl Übersetzung:

Solidarische Grüße an Alle am Internationalen Frauentag. Am 109. Internationalen Frauentag organisierte das Sozialistische Frauenforum am 8. März 2019 um 11 Uhr eine Demonstration. Auch sechs linke Frauenorganisationen, darunter das Socialist Women’s Forum, haben gemeinsam am Internationalen Frauentag teilgenommen. Unser Aufruf lautete “Protest gegen sexuelle Belästigung – Gewalt und der Kampf um die Verwirklichung von Frauen mit Menschenwürde und Gleichberechtigung”. Bei dieser Gelegenheit forderten wir ‘ Gleiches Recht auf Erbschaft’; ‘Gleiches Entgelt für gleiche Arbeit’; ‘Einheitliches Zivilgesetzbuch’; ‘Wirtschaftlicher Wert von Haushaltsarbeiten im BIP’; ‘Gewalt gegen Frauen beenden’; ‘Geschlechterbezogene Gewalt am Arbeitsplatz beenden’ usw.
Bitte informieren Sie uns über Ihre Aktivitäten, Analysen und bleiben Sie in Kontakt.

Call of the World Women’s Movement for International Women’s Day 2019

European Coordinators of the

World Women‘s Conferences of Grassroot Women

Halinka Augustin/Netherlands and Susanne Bader/Germany

Call of the World Women’s Movement for International Women’s Day 2019

“In the struggle for liberation I felt freedom for the first time, that’s why I organized myself!”

In many countries of the world, women’s consciousness has awakened on a massive scale!
On International Women’s Day, the day of struggle of the world women’s movement, we look with pride at our revolutionary pioneers like Clara Zetkin! She wrote under the impression of the first socialist revolution in Russia in 1917, as a result of which the right to vote for women was won:

“The first dictatorship of the proletariat is a true pioneer of full social equality for women.“

In many countries, on International Women’s Day 2019, the women’s movement chooses the “strike” as a form of protest, following the example of the workers’ movement. The struggle for the liberation of women is on the agenda in the 21st century. Women of all social strata and classes are at odds with the capitalist system, its representatives in the bourgeois parties and governments. But the contradiction is often still limited to individual questions and demands and is non-binding in its form. In order to become a force that can change society, it needs clarity and organization.

The first theoretical seminar of the World Women’s Movement 2018 in India was an important contribution to this. In this strategy debate it became clear:

From Africa to Europe to Asia female workers fight organized for their equal rights and participation in social life. In India, Sri Lanka, female tea plantation workers are on strike for equal wages with their male colleagues. Female textile workers in Bangladesh are fighting union battles for wages they and their families can live on. Women farmers demand a right to land. The approximately 67 million domestic workers worldwide demand employment contracts and social security, protection against sexual violence and an end to lawlessness. Carers and nurses in the Netherlands and Germany fight for recognition of their work and higher wages.

Feudal structures, chains of morality, religions, customs, traditions and laws build a network of the special oppression of women. This is organized by the bourgeois state and family system in capitalism. Throughout the world, women are primarily responsible for housework, raising children, caring for and caring for the elderly and the sick. The intensification of the general crisis of capitalism increasingly questions the living conditions of the masses worldwide. The 300 participants from three continents reported on this impressively at the International Theoretical Seminar of the World Women’s Movement in India at the end of 2018. “We women bear the greatest burden, under very difficult conditions. But we women can do more than housework and children, we stand with men in the struggle for our rights. Capitalism is our enemy, not the men! “Organization is the guarantor for the success of our struggles”, “we lead individual struggles but in the future we must fight together across borders”.

Women of all classes worldwide demand a right to self-determination over their bodies, their lives. Starting from Argentina with ½ million women, a wave of protests has spread in the countries of Latin America. Every 30 hours a woman dies in Argentina due to domestic violence, in Germany every 58 hours. In many European countries, pupils refuse to attend classes on Fridays to save the natural environment and its future. Increasingly, the struggles are politicized, directed against the policies of right-wing governments, against fascism and war. In Brazil hundreds of thousands of women demonstrated against the fascist and extremely misogynistic president Bolsonaro. In Turkey and Northern Kurdistan women stand up against the fascist Erdogan regime. In Rojava, women’s defense units have fought in a leading and highly organized way for liberation from the fascist IS and have taken significant steps forward in women’s liberation, democracy and freedom.

In the face of the looming Second World War in 1932, Clara Zetkin, as President by seniority of the Reichstag, called for “the united front of all working people to throw back fascism”.

Today the women’s movement again faces the challenge to face imperialist rivalry and threats of war. Their justified struggle for liberation, for the full emancipation in a liberated society needs a transnational union and coordination.

Since its beginning in 2006, the process of establishing World Women’s Conferences of grassroots women has developed into an international movement of world women. This was only possible because it is organized and works on the basis of principles. We have set ourselves the goal of strengthening the women’s movement in the long term! The development of the militant women’s movement in one’s own country is a yardstick. To achieve this, women’s organisation must improve and the coordination of world women must be reliable and continuous.

We will build a society in which women are not discriminated against, exploited and oppressed!

Long live the international militant women’s movement – forward to the 3rd World Women’s Conference 2021!

Download here as PDF file: Call for Women’s Day 2019


Today 8th March marks International Women’s Day. This is an historic day that has to be remembered for the struggles of poor women over 100 years ago who fought for an 8-hour work day, and decent working and living conditions for women. Over the decades International Women’s Day has symbolized the ongoing struggles for living wages, against violence, the rights of women and most importantly against patriarchy.

Although more than 100 years has passed since this significant date not much has changed for women and girls who live in rural areas. Women and girls who live in rural areas in SADC play a crucial role in improving rural livelihoods and the overall wellbeing of those who live in the country side. However, they experience increasing levels of inequality and are often at the forefront of being marginalised and displaced as a result of the increasing land grabs in the region, no access to clean drinking water and are victims of gender-based violence.

All these challenges come as a result of the close connection between the African rural areas and its links to patriarchy and capitalism. This system of patriarchy and capitalism subordinates both women and nature. It is ruthless and violent dispossessing, oppressing and displacing women and girls who live in the rural areas.

This year the Rural Women’s Assembly will participate in the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) where we want to highlight the situation of rural women and young girls in Africa. The theme for this year’s 62nd CSW is the Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

In Southern Africa, millions of rural women work the land and are the many producers of food for household and the local economy, yet they do not own the land.

Land and water are intrinsically linked and rural women in low- and middle-income countries bear heavy burdens of water fetching. A study of time and water poverty in 25 sub-Saharan African countries estimate that women spend at least 16 million hours a day collecting drinking water; men spend 6 million hours; and children, 4 million hours.1 This sharply contrasts to middle-class women in high-income

countries who just open a house tap connected to municipal systems at often subsidized rates.

Rural women’s work and their contribution in the care economy remain invisible. As rural women we spend more time than urban women and men in reproductive work, including time spent obtaining water and firewood, caring for children and the sick and producing and processing food. This work subsidises the state particularly in rural areas where very little government services are available and infrastructure development are poor to non-existent.

Violence remain a big challenge for women who live in rural areas and has reached high levels. Rural women are victims of both interpersonal violence which often goes unreported because it happens in the private sphere of the household. Women’s bodies have become a site of violence in the region.

While we struggle for a better countryside we also celebrate our value to society and acknowledge that the world is sustained by our labour, creativity and imagination.

For more information:

Contact: Mercia Andrews

+ 27 21 685 3033

Download statement: 180308 RWA_Erklärung zum 8. März_IWD STATEMENT_FINAL

World women of all continents ! „Women rise for Afrin !“

of the World Women’s Conferences
of grassroot women
Halinka Augustin/ Europe / Netherlands
Susanne Bader/ Europe / Germany
Zaman Masudi/ Germany / Deputy
Meral Cicek / Near East

 2018 / 03 / 18

Women of the World ! World women of all continents ! „Women rise for Afrin !“

The Turkish government carries out an invasion against international law in the Democratic Federation of North Syria. Hundreds of thousands of men and women are escaping.
The kurdish women movement calls for an international solidarity campaign „Women rise for Afrin !“.

At our 2. World Women‘s Conference of grassroot women in Kathmandu / Nepal we decided mutually: Our partnerships across country borders from grassroots to grassroots are a duty that no struggle is left without solidarity.

On 21 March 2018 ICOR ( International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations ) calls for a worldwide day of action.„Efrin will live!“

21 March is the day of the Newroz festival, a day of peace and freedom. This day and also other actions on March 24, 2018 ( Global Action day for Afrin ) are fine opportunities to make good on our promise. „Women rise for Efrin !“ „Efrin will live !“

Let us take over responsibility for actions and alliances and let us show that we fight alongside our kurdish sisters !

Long live international solidarity !

Download call for Afrin: 180319 World women call for 180321us


International Appeal on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Appeal on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

“On this day, 25 November, we unite forces with all women in the world to eliminate all form of violence. Our main concern is the fight for freedom, equality, justice, solidarity and, above all, peace.”

Continental Coordinators  – World Women Conferences Representative  – World March of Women Africa

In West Africa numerous women are caught up in battles. They do all they can to support the demands for better living conditions for everyone.

Women are the people most responsible for the survival of families and thus particularly vulnerable because the have to provide the bare necessities, also during battles. Despite all the risks, they have do carry out their activities accordingly. They organise themselves.

In Kenya many young people lose their lives in the fight against government troops. Women desperately seek platforms for a solution. The political situation demands that women raise their voices against oppression. In Nairobi a large peace demonstration denounced murder. But police and the military continue to kill. In Sudan we see that the decision of the people for independence subjects many women to great violence. In Somalia militarism remains a threat with terrorist attacks and bombs. It is not possible for women to gather together. Rape is used as a mass war weapon.

In Ethiopia there is a silent war. Ethnic minorities seek refuge in neighbouring Kenya and Eritrea. In Rwanda the political class abuses women’s rights. Diane Rwigara, who stood as a candidate in the presidential election, expects a lengthy imprisonment

In Bangladesh, Asia, patriarchal structures determine women’s lives. Sexual discrimination is deeply rooted. Harassment of women is culturally accepted, tolerated and legitimated. Violence against women is everywhere. Women and girls encounter violence because of dowries and there are frequent cases of rape, acid attacks, stalking and sexual harassment. A total of 109 cases of rapes are known to have taken place from January to September 2017. Six of the girls committed suicide and five were murdered by the rapists. Rape victims are stigmatised and usually treated as guilty by the police. Most of the victims and their families bear the shame in silence and do not seek justice. But young women workers are organising themselves. For two years almost 5 million textile workers, female and male, from Bangladesh have been fighting for an increase in the minimum wage. Leaders of their trade union, the Garment Workers Trade Union Centre (GWTUC) were arrested, many workers simply detained without warrant. After the strike 2500 workers, both men and women, were fired. Factory owners and the government work hand in hand and try to oppress the movement by persecuting trade union leaders and activists as well as the workers. False charges are brought in order to sabotage the continuing movement for fair wages,

In West Bengal, India, 10,000 men and women have been protesting for a year against the building of a power substation and the acquisition of their land. Police and military have surrounded the area. Women in particular are subject to violence.

In the Middle East millions of women are confronted with different types of patriarchal violence. War, occupation, expulsion, abduction and enslavement determine the lives of women in the Middle East. But they do not just see themselves as victims of violence but as protagonists in the development of a social system based on democracy, pluralism and freedom, shown above in Rojava. In Northern Kurdistan (Turkey) the state has closed down almost all Kurdish women’s organisations and imprisoned hundreds of female politicians, activists and journalists. In Southern Kurdistan (Iraq) there has been an increase in the number of women murdered and women who have taken their own lives. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis are still in refugee camps where women are exposed to sexual assault and health care is very poor. In Iran they are not only confronted with political oppression but also with deeply rooted sexism and economic difficulties. The number of child brides is absolutely catastrophic, and there are forced marriages of children under the age of 10.

In September thousands of Palestinian and Israeli women started a two-week peace march with the aim of preventing a war and reaching an agreement. In Lebanon women successfully fought against the notorious “rape law” under which a rapist could be exempt from punishment if he married his victim. There is no law that forbids sexual harassment and that is why Lebanese women have started a new campaign called It is not ok”.

In Latin America women are active for life and health, against poverty and for work. Poor healthcare means that many women still die in childbirth. This particularly affects the rural indigenous population. The increasing and brutalised violence against women affects women in all social groups and classes. In Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Columbia, Ecuador – everywhere women suffer physical and psychic violence which can even result in murder. Every day a woman is violently killed. “Ni Una Menos“ is a feminist movement that campaigns against gender-based violence and has spread across several Latin American countries.

In Spain 40.000 women demonstrated in Madrid against domestic violence resulting in death and adopted the motto “Ni Una Menos” of their Latin American sisters. In Brussels more than 1000 young women demonstrated for safe and legal abortion in the whole of Europe. My Body, my choice”! Poland is experiencing repeated mass protests by women against the government and further tightening of the abortion law. They demand the separation f state and church. Also in Ireland. The  “Me too“ campaign focuses on pervasive sexualised violence. In France women are organising public campaigns. In Germany the mass dismissal of Air Berlin staff is a clear demonstration of structural violence.  – 8000 employees, many of them women, are being thrown out while the former CEO Thomas Winkelmann will receive an annual salary of €950,000 plus bonuses. In Turkey hundreds of women took part in a march dubbed “Don’t mess with my outfit” to protest against the violence and animosity they face over demands to dress more conservatively. Last November women successfully protested and the government withdrew a planned law that would pardon rapists if they married the victims.

Responsible: Continental coordinators of the World Women’s Conference and world

Download: 171103 International Appeal on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women



Call for an International Day of Action against Feminicide on August 3rd!

Call for an International Day of Action against Feminicide 

Let’s make August 3rd the International Day of Struggle against Feminicide through our joint organization!

On August 3rd 2017 is the third anniversary of the genocidal attack by the so-called Islamic State (IS) on Êzidi (Yazidi) Kurds in the Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar. Starting on August 3, 2014 the attacks and massacres caused a humanitarian catastrophe but importantly had the genocidal objective of eradicating the whole Êzidi community. Women were systematically targeted within this genocide and therefore it also constitutes a feminicide.

On August 3, 2014 the world became witness to a genocidal attack by IS, having the ultimate goal of eliminating one of the oldest religious communities in the world, the Êzidis. Rendered helpless and defenceless when the peshmerga troops of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) withdrew from their positions in Sinjar without prior warning, the Êzidi community suffered systematic massacre, rape, torture, displacement, enslavement of girls and women and forced recruitment of boys as child soldiers.

Unofficial reports show that over 5 thousand women and children were kidnapped and sold on slavemarkets in the course of the assault. The women and girls were not only sold in Northern Iraq and Syria but also in countries like Saudi Arabia, where they continue to be held and exploited as sex slaves.

Download Call in English:
Call for an International Day of Action against Feminicide

Download Call in Kurmanci:
Bangawaziya ji bo roja calakiya navnetewî dijî qirkirina jinê

Download Call in Turkish:
Kadın Kırımına Karşı Uluslararas- Eylem Gunu İçin Çağrı

Support from the chair of the federal union of women in ver.di

Support from the chair of the federal union of women in ver.di – now more than ever.

We – the women in ver.di – would like to express our strongest support for the struggles and actions taken by our comrades of the GARMENT WORKERS TRADE UNION CENTRE.

Having followed your struggles for dignified wages and working conditions, the women in ver.di are deeply impressed by your activism and your ongoing mobilization. We are proud to show our solidarity to you — to workers – especially women – who rise against a system of exploitation that might seem impossible to defeat.

We in ver.di know how difficult this fight can be – even if you surely face problems and resistances we can hardly imagine. This is why it is important to us to show you that your voices are heard and you actions are seen here in Germany and in Europe.

In times of right-wing politicians on the rise who threaten reproductive rights and health care for women all over Europe and the U.S. and neoliberal politics that affect financial security of workers everywhere we feel the need to be an ally to working women all over the world.

Strong trade unions that voice the demands of working women are an important counterpart to capitalist exploitation and to those who hold power and wealth. To us, gender equality and women’s rights are at the heart of these struggles, since they are far too often neglected and under attack. To us, solidarity, exchange and cooperation with organizations all over the world are important values we would like to uphold. Rest assured that the women in ver.dioffer their support to you.

We will continue supporting your struggle on an individual and collective basis by reporting on your actions to our committee members, by further endorsing the Joly Project and by actively promoting the Clean Clothes Campaign – which implies asking critical questions on the origins of the clothes we buy and the conditions under which they were manufactured.

Lastly, we wish you an excellent and fruitful conference where courageous and fierce ideascan be discussed and shared.

The women in ver.di send their kindest regards from Berlin and stand beside you in


Barbara Henken

Chair of the Federal Union of Women in ver.di

Karin Schönewolf

Chair member

Karin Schwendler

Download: Solidarity Letter:

grußwort_women in ver.di_english

European coordinators call for March 8, 2017

Suse Bader, Germany – Europe Coordinator
Halinka Augustin, Netherlands – Europe Coordinator
Zaman Masudi, Germany – Deputy Europe Coordinator


Call for International Women‘s Day 2017, March 8

We want a social order in which women are truly liberated!

  106 years have passed since the German socialist Clara Zetkin proclaimed the International Women‘s Day at the II. International Conference of Socialist Women! Peace, in the face of the imminent imperialist World War I, jobs, and women‘s suffrage were central demands back then. It has been 100 years since the victorious October Revolution in Russia took place which brought about groundbreaking achievements for the liberation of women in socialism.

For 10 years we have been building a democratic movement for the preparation of World Women‘s Conferences which stands above party lines and which is financially independent!

Two successful World Women‘s Conferences, which were organised independently by the grass-roots women, resulted from this.  „Young World Women“ were born and have become involved actively: „No more violence – no more low pay – no more sexism – stop at the red line“ is their slogan. In only 10 years a World Women‘s Movement came into being which took roots in grass-roots movements and organisations in all continents. This transnational coordination and cooperation is farsighted and seminal. All over the world, women face great challenges. The mass of women carry the greatest burden because they have to go through their living conditions under the most difficult circumstances. World Women in Europe report how austerity programmes brought families poverty, hunger and hardship. There is no or only insufficient medical service – pregnant women are forced to deliver on tables and sick people are brought to the hospital by tractors. Women are increasingly exposed to sexual violence. Women belonging to minorities, such as Sinti and Romanies, are regarded as „fair game“ by their employers and the police. Sexism subordinates women and treats them as commodities, sex objects. In all  European countries, women earn less than men. Concerning vocation and career, they are discriminated against everywhere. When they become old, they live in poverty! The mass of women is doubly exploited and oppressed! It is the role in the family allocated to the woman by society which is responsible for this. More and more women  are getting into conflict with this. The militant women‘s movement in Europe demonstrates its force! Women are active in resistance commitees against the company VW and its criminal manipulation of gas emmissions. In the struggle for tariffs, employees of the health- and special-care services demand more personell or „Strike on the International Women‘s Day!“ This demand comes from Italy and the United States of America. Miner‘s Women were part of the 2nd International Miner‘s Conference in India. In Diyarbakir/Kurdistan, the Kurdish women‘s movement carried out an extraordinary congress for their struggle for freedom and democracy in the middle of a fascist dictatorship. Resistance is forming,  mass demonstrations and the occupation of parlaments etc. take place in Poland, Romania, Spain, France, the Netherlands and many more, against right-wing politics and governments. Worldwide, over 60 million people are refugees. Women and children are especially exposed to violence, arbitrariness and abuse. The war in Syria has created a humanitarian catastrophe of an unimaginable dimension. The World Women‘s Europe Conference in November 2016 took a stand: „We World Women of Europe oblige ourselves…to bond tightly with refugees in our countries,…and to support their demands to right of residence, legal papers, existencial help and the reunification of families. Together, we want to fight for our rights and our dignity!“

 It is necessary to build a new and independent World Peace Movement in order to combat the roots of imperialist wars. This World Peace Movement rejects to be in the pocket of any imperialist country of the world. Here, women must stride forwards constructively. The Europe of those in power is built on sand! The World Women‘s Movement is a movement of the future! Strengthen the militant women‘s movement in your country! Campaign with us for a future without expolitation and oppression and in which humans live in harmony with nature! Let us discuss and exchange our views about alternatives to this system based on profit!

„Women of the world will climb the highest mountains! We will build a society in which women are not discriminated, exploited and oppressed!“ (Resolution of Kathmandu – 2nd World Women‘s Conference of grass-roots women 2016)


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Call for an International Action Day against Feminicide of Yazidi Women

3 August 2016 marks the 2nd anniversary of the Feminicide and Genocide by Islamic State (IS) against Yazidi people in Sinjar/Shengal. On 3 August 2014 IS attacked and captured Sinjar, which is the historical homeland of Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority whose ancient religion is linked to Zoroastrianism. ISIL destroyed Yazidi shrines, executed resisters and demanded the residents to swear allegiance or be killed. During the IS-massacre in Sinjar up to 5.000 Yazidis were executed. Almost 200.000 people managed to flee. 50.000 Yazidis fled into the Sinjar Montains, where they were trapped without food, water or medical care, facing starvation and dehydration.

At the same time approximately 5.000 Yazidi women and children were captured. They were appropriated as spoils of war and sold as sex slaves to Muslim men or given to ISIL commanders. Those who refuse to convert were tortured, raped and eventually murdered. Babies born in the prison where the women are held were taken from their mothers to an unknown fate. Women allegedly raped by ISIL fighters have committed suicide by jumping to their death from Mount Sinjar. While a high number of women managed to flee or could be liberated, approximately some 3.000 women are still in ISIL captivity.

While the campaign of ISIS against Yazidi people often is described as a massacre, it shows all characteristics of genocide. But additionally IS is carrying out acts of feminicide. Kidnapping of Yazidi women as spoils of war, enslavement, systematically rape, forced conversion are not only parts of a systematically war against women, but feminicide.


Yazidi people, especially women in Sinjar answered the acts of genocide and feminicide by IS through self-organisation and self-defence. Today Mount Sinjar marks the centre of Yazidi self-organisation through self-defence units, people’s and women’s councils as expression of their collective will.

But the IS-threat on the Yazidi people in Sinjar is continuing. And still countless women remain in the hands of IS. For their liberation national and international action and solidarity is needed.

Also the UN Special Commission declared in its report released on 16 June 2016 that the incidents that happened in Sinjar amount to genocide and a crime against humanity. We will continue our struggle until the responsible are tried and pay for their crimes.

Therefore we call for an International Action Day against Feminicide and Genocide on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the IS-campaign against the Yazidi people in Sinjar on 3rd August 2016 on public spaces and especially in front of UN representations. Because we call on the UN to recognise the Feminicide carried out by IS in Sinjar. Member of the Kurdish women’s movement will organise minutes of silence and protest actions in the different parts of Kurdistan and Europe on that day. We call you to join us and raise the voice of the freedom seeking Yazidi women with your actions that may differ.

Please contact us for further information, common planning and sharing of your actions via the supporting Kurdish Women’s organisations you are in contact with.

14 July 2016

Shingal Yazidi Women’s Council


Southern/Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdish Women’s Relation Organisation (REPAK)

Kurdistan Free Women’s Organisation (RJAK)

Rassan Organization for Defending Woman Rights

Social Development Organisation

Sazan Women and Human Rights Reunion Organisation

Saya Organisation Strives Against Violence and Gender Discrimination

Work Institute for the Development of Democracy (WID)

Kurdistan Women’s Alliance

Women’s Union of Kurdistan – Zhinan

Zhindrusty Organisation to Obtain Better Health Services for Women


Rojava/Western Kurdistan

Star Congress

Free Women’s Foundation

Women’s Commission

Sara Association to End Violence Against Women

Democratic Union Party (PYD) Women’s Branch

Syria Kurdish Left Party Women’s Branch

Syria Kurdish Democratic Left Party Women’s Branch

Kurdistan Communist Party Women’s Branch

Kurdistan Liberal Union Women’s Branch

Syria Kurdistan Democratic Party Women’s Branch

Kurdistan Green Party Women’s Branch

Free National Party Women’s Branch


Northern/Turkish Kurdistan

Struggle Platform for Women Forcefully Seized

Free Women’s Congress (KJA)

Democratic Regions Party (DBP) Women’s Council

Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Women’s Council

Selis Women’s Association

Ceren Women’s Association

Rainbow Women’s Association


Eastern/Iranian Kurdistan

Doğu Kürdistan Özgür Kadınlar Topluluğu (KJAR)



Umbrella Organisation of Yazidi Women’s Councils in Germany

Yazidi Youth Union

Central Council of Yazidi Associations

Ceni Kurdish Women’s Peace Office

Hevi Education and Integration Association

Yazidi Kevnas Association

Kahniya Sîpî Association

Union of Students from Kurdistan (YXK)

Union of Female Students from Kurdistan (JXK)

Kurdish Peace House Bielefeld

Democratic Allawi Federation (FEDA)

Democratic Union Bielefeld

Socialist Women’s Union (SKB)

Kurdish Women’s Movement in Europe (TJKE)

Femmes Solidaires



People’s Democratic Congress (HDK) Women’s Council

People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Women’s Council

Socialist Women’s Councils (SKM)

Women’s Freedom Council (KÖM)

Foundation for Solidarity with Women (KADAV)



Association for Migrant Rights (MHD)

Feminist Atelier (FEMA)

Free Women’s Academy (ÖKA)

Kurdish Women’s Relation Office
رێکخراووی پەیوەندییەکانی ئافرەتانی کورد
Navenda Pêwendiyan a Jinên Kurd
منظمة المرأة الكردية للعلاقات
+964 (0) 750 197 06 44
Sulaymaniyah – Southern Kurdistan /
Kurdistan Region in Iraq