26/10/2011 | Writer: Gülistan Aydoğdu

In the public meeting of women who marched on Istanbul from Hakkari, the Chairperson of Ankara branch of the Human Rights Association Gökçen Otlu said that a budget for the employment of women and LGBT should be made instead of war and militarism.

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In the public meeting of women who marched on Istanbul from Hakkari, the Chairperson of Ankara branch of the Human Rights Association Gökçen Otlu said that a budget for the employment of women and LGBT should be made instead of war and militarism.
The public meeting ‘Women march for peace’ began in Ankara, Toros Street and ended in Abdi İpekçi Park with the participation of women from provinces such as Istanbul, Diyarbakır, Muş, Van, Hakkari, Antalya, Mersin, Adana and Siirt on Saturday, 17th of September.
 
BDP deputies Sebahat Tuncel, Gültan Kışanak, Pervin Buldan and Nursel Yıldırım were among participants in the public meeting.
 
BDP Co-Chair Gültan Kışanak mentioned that she made a statement on lock in talks and the process and said ‘We, the women know what war is the best. Our hearts burn. There is no difference between Turks and Kurds when its about pain. War means immigration, abuse, rape, death and poverty. That is why we are here. Let’s join hands to destroy these war politics.’
 
We, the women want to live free and fraternally. We lost dozens of souls in the last two and a half months. Each one of them was beloved. They had mothers, brothers, wives, kids, lovers. He had hopes. We do not want the ones who died in the war to be statistical data, neither the police officer who died in Maraş nor Zoran, the guerilla who died on the mountains. We live with the pain of all these deaths.’
 
‘Anti-Terror Law that declares a whole nation terrorist must be rescinded. Five of our female friends who departed from Şırnak Cizre for ‘March for Peace’ have been detained. Almost thirty aldermen and party members have been detained. Detain us too! Detain our deputies! You cannot solve this issue by arresting a whole nation. You have tried this many times but it has not worked.’
 
The Chairperson of Ankara branch of the Human Rights Association Gökçen Otlu made a statement to the press on behalf of the host, Ankara. Otlu asked the budget for bombs, weapons, bullets and militarism in war to be made for women and added that they wanted the rights of housing, health and education for the women who are exposed to forced immigration mostly because of shelters and immigration. In addition, Otlu indicated that the budget also should be made for the employment of LGBT and the weapons should be buried in the ground. Otlu also emphasized that cohabitation becomes more difficult regarding the escalation of violence because of the war.
 

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