Signatures have been collected in Melbourne for the "100 Reasons" campaign initiated by the Kurdish women's movement to prosecute Erdogan for his crimes and stop feminicides.
The "100 Reasons to Prosecute the Dictator" campaign launched by the Kurdish Women's Movement in Europe (TJK-E) on November 25 is being waged around the globe. In Melbourne, Australia, a rally has taken place to present the campaign and collect signatures.
"Violence against women is produced by the tradition of etatism. It is the state that brings this tendency of patriarchy to the fore, nurtures it, provokes it, incites it. What the Turkish state under dictator Erdogan does first to women and then to other identities, minorities, faith communities, oppositionists, in other words to all social groups, is state terror. Quite a few women have been killed, tortured or raped in the course of this state terror," said a speech delivered at the rally.
The petition can also be signed online. The Kurdish women's movement wants to collect 100,000 signatures by International Women's Struggle Day on March 8.