Added time: 30 May 2014, Friday 11:35
Siganture campaing for freedom of Ocalan
The signature campaign "Women are in Action for their leader and Freedom" launched on the initiative of Democratic Free Women's Movement DOHK, is expanding through meetings, marches, panels and various other activities throughout Turkey and Kurdistan
The campaign "Women are in Action for their leader and Freedom" launched on the initiative of Democratic Free Women's Movement, progresses with the establishment of central committees and women's visiting houses and telling the philosophy developed by the Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
The campaign is expanding through meetings, marches, panels and various other activities throughout Turkey and Kurdistan. Women also collect signatures for the freedom for Öcalan within the framework of the petition campaign launched on 15 February.
Women have launched 8 workshops and committees, consisting of 10 people for each workshop, in order to progress the campaign in an expansive way. The calendar of activities has now been made public in many settlements.
Women will also organise a massive march on 30 May in Amed.
Meral Tekin from Ekin Women's Centre has commented on the campaign, which is now ongoing for a month, and on the aims of the campaign. Tekin has said that they aim at Öcalan's gaining his freedom back in 2015.
Tekin has told that their aim is to include people in the campaign rather than carrying it on the level of institutions, and they expect to expand the campaign until the beginning of September.
Taking attention to the importance Öcalan attributes to women, Tekin has said:
" The women carry out the struggle with the belief that 'the revolution in the society follows the revolution of women'. Women, accordingly, participate in this campaign full heartedly and aim to free their leader in 2015. We believe that the women will celebrate the freedom of their leader and of themselves in 2015".
On the other side in the frame work of `Women are in Action for their leader and Freedom, which launched by initiative of Democratic Free Women's Movement DOKH, Kurdish women staged march and press meeting during whole week asking Ocalan to be freed.