The number of signatures collected by the Swiss leg of the '100 Reasons to Prosecute the Dictator' campaign, which was launched on 25 November 2020 by the European Kurdish Women's Movement (TJK-E), is well over 17,000.
Kurdish politician Döne Güzel said that in almost all cantons and cities of Switzerland, despite the coronavirus epidemic prohibitions and bad weather conditions, Kurdish women achieved results well above their targets as a result of their committed work, and added that this result was still not enough for them.
Speaking to the ANF, Döne Güzel said that as the Swiss Kurdish Women's Movement (YJK-S), they have embraced the campaign since 25 November and have been working in a variety of ways in many different areas. She reminded that women got together in the council and communes they are organised in before 25 November and held various discussions to ensure they would reach the 10,000 signature target they set for Switzerland. Güzel said: “As of today, we have exceeded 17 thousand signatures. We have the support and efforts of Defend Rojava activists and Swiss women's institutions as well as the committed work of Kurdish women and Kurdish mothers in achieving the goal."
This result is a success for us
Güzel pointed out that the policy of impunity has been normalized with laws which are actually incentives for crimes and added: “Our women's councils do not only collect signatures, they talk face-to-face with people about why they need to sign and explain to them what is happening.”
Güzel said that the '100 Reasons' campaign is an important step to expose the Turkish regime under Erdoğan in front of the international opinion. She added that they have received great support from the Swiss people since the start of the campaign.