‘We’ll take to the streets on March 8 despite the ban’

DERSİM –Socialist Women’s Assemblies (STK) member İlke Başak Baydar said they would take to the streets on March 8, International Women’s Day and continued, “We have seen the AKP banned the streets to women. Despite these facts, we will extend the women’s struggle. We don’t recognize these bans.”

Dersim Women’s Platform is ready to take to the streets on March 8, International Women’s Day. Socialist Women’s Assemblies (STK) member and Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP) Central Executive Board (MYK) member İlke Başak Baydar said they would take to the streets on March 8 against exploitation and bans. Stating that March 8 would be a day of women’s resistance against the war carried out by the state, İlke noted that women would show their political stand on March 8 against the AKP government and male-dominance.

‘We’ll take to the streets on March 8’

Noting that they would say ‘No’ on March 8 for a free and bright future, İlke said women would take to the streets on March 8.

‘Our most basic agenda is the women’s struggle’

Pointing out the March 8 and the referendum would take place under the shadow of pressure due to the war process continuing for one and half year in Dersim, İlke also mentioned the effect of that process on the nature. While İlke said the works carried out against the Hydro Electric Dam (HES) projects were the basic agenda in Konaktepe, she stated that their most basic agenda was the women’s struggle against the war launched by the AKP government.

‘We don’t recognize the bans’

İlke called on women to take to the streets against the ban of the AKP government and said, “We have seen that the AKP has banned the streets to women. Despite these facts, we will extend the women’s struggle. We don’t recognize these bans. We argue that no woman should recognize the bans.”