Women on the March Until We are All Free!
4 th International Action of the WMW 8 March-17 October 2015
We have been organising our 4th International Action Year in a time of crisis and nonconventional warfare at global level. However this will not constrain us from taking to the streets and strengthening our international movement.
Confronting with this capitalist, patriarchal and colonialist system, we will expose and denounce all forms of violence against women and identify the actors promoting oppression, namely fundamentalist religious groups and sectors and neoliberal, multilateral and financial institutions and governments destroying social services and rights.
We will make the resistances already existing everywhere visible and develop alternatives to today’s dominant accumulation model based on appropriation of nature, control over women’s bodies and lives, appropriation of rights, violence, militarisation and criminalisation of social movements. We will show the World that as women we have power to change and alternatives to share.
Launch of European Feminist Caravan on 6-16 March 2015 in Turkey
Feminists from all over Europe and the world will gather on 8 March 2015 in Kurdish territory of Turkey for the launch of European Caravan as part of the 4th International Action of the World March of Women. European Feminist Caravan is to launch from Turkey on 8th March and after crossing Europe from one resistance place to another it will reach its final point in Porto (Portugal) on 17th October 2015.
The launch of European Feminist Caravan in Turkey is being organised by local coordinating bodies and participating groups of the WMW in a way that highlights different realities women live in each region. It will proceed uniting one resistance to another, adding one struggle to another, challenging borders that divide our bodies, struggles and land, from rural to urban, from beaches to mountains, from war-torn territories to ancient sites.
You may see on-line map of our action program which is updated regularly
Popular Feminist Training
Popular feminist training, as an ongoing process which enables us to recognize our power to act and to be, independently from the system, and to learn and to build a world for women, communities, and nature with others, is a part and parcel of our 4 th International Action Programme. As it is seen this action programme includes wide range of activities from public debates to forums, from musical and theatrical forms to reinvention of history and culture of humanity.
What to Bring with You
You may bring feminist books for Women’s Academy in Diyarbakır and preferably English books for women’s libraries in Kobane. For solidarity with women and girls in refugee camps we advise you to send your support to this bank account: Do not forget bring seeds with you!
Travel, Local Transport and Accommodation
The 4 th International Action Program starts on 6 th March 2015 Friday at 9:00 am in Nusaybin (one-hour distance from Mardin), therefore arrivals should be at Mardin Airport preferably before 6 March.
There is airport in every city where our caravan will pass through: Mardin, Diyarbakır, Antakya, Antalya, Muğla and İzmir. According to your availability you may arrange your return from one of these cities. For international and national delegates, we arrange buses from Mardin to Thessaloniki. They will be free of charge.
Those who want to do more sightseeing should come earlier and should contact with: email@example.com
It will be organised separately from our action programme. In Mardin and Nusaybin we will stay in houses where hosting women cook traditional foods. But for those who ask hotel accommodation, affordable hotel lists will be provided soon. In some places we will stay in affordable hotels but solidarity accommodation will be available in case of need. After receiving registrations we will send you detailed programme and practical information. Foods also will be offered by local women who host our actions.
For any inquiry, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
In feminist solidarity, World March of Women Coordination of Turkey
4th International Action Programme, 6-16 March 2015, Turkey
Friday March 6, Nusaybin
10:00-12:00 Public Forums
– Democratic Autonomy, Women’s Revolution of Rojava
– Appropriation of Nature and Ecological Struggles
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-16:00 Public Forums
– Jineoloji and All Forms of Violence Against Women
– Women’s Work (Visit of a delegation to refugee camp during the day)
Saturday March 7, Nusaybin-Mardin
10:00 Demonstration on the border of Nusaybin, women from both sides will attend
13:00 Depart for Mardin
13:30 Reinventing History: visiting Dara Ruins
18:00 March during sunset as 250 women playing arbane on the roofs
19:30 Concert of the Beliefs Chorus
Sunday March 8, Diyarbakır (Amed)
Depart from Mardin to Diyarbakır Big March and Public Demonstration in Diyarbakır Mem and Zin Musical Show
Monday March 9, Diyarbakır (Amed)
Reinventing history: visiting Göbekli Tepe Ruins
Tuesday March 10, Antakya (Antioch)
War in Syria directly affects daily life of women who felt humiliated by trafficking in girls in refugee camps and are under reactionary siege. Besides international solidarity with women under fundamentalist oppression, we will also meet with women of Gezi movement in Antakya.
Morning Arrival at Sevgi Resistance Park. Breakfast in tents. Reinventing history: St. Pierre Church and Mosaic Museum
Afternoon Public Demonstration for Peace Concert
Wednesday March 11, Alanya
Programme of the day not finished yet
Thursday March 12, Antalya
After ruling party took over local administration last year, city has been introduced apartheid policies on women. First women workers of municipality were fired, then beaches were segregated by sex, new regulation for girls to sit backseats in school shuttles. Besides over exploitation of working class women, conservative oppression on artists is on rise.
Morning Breakfast in Ahmetler Village where peasants in resistance against Hydroelectric Power Plant. Exchange of experience with peasant women.
Afternoon An open exhibition on “Women’s Daily Life in City” at Cumhuriyet Square Protest lay off women workers from Metropolitan Municipality and press release of women workers Reinventing history: guided visit of Kaleiçi (Castle)
Evening Panel debates on “Women and City”
Friday March 13, Antalya
Morning Visit to Phaselis, against redevelopment project of antique city
Afternoon Protest on Women’s Beach Alyazma Monument
Saturday March 14, Muğla
Appropriation of nature and ecological struggle will be main theme,
08:00 Arrival in Dalyan to support struggle against privatisation of Iztuzu Beach, exchange of experiences on ecological struggles
11:00 Departure for Muğla
13:30 Marching to the Square of Borderlessness through old city where welcome is organised. Nailing WMW plaquet to the Square of Borderlessness symbolising our presence there. Marching to old bus terminal, a public space which people struggle against construction of shopping mall, a fair will be organised with speaker’s corner and public forum. Vandana Shiva has been invited for this forum.
Dinner all together Departure for Didim
Sunday March 15, Didim
Programme of morning not finished yet, will be sent later
Afternoon Reinventing history: visiting Temple of Artemis
Sunday March 15, İzmir
18:00 Arrival in İzmir, bus caravan will be met by a groups of bicycle riding women. Marching to Gündoğdu Square where concert is organised. Pitching tents and dinner on the Earth Table (eating together on the ground) According to weather conditions we will stay in tents or in hotels.
Monday March 16, İzmir Visits to villages in resistance against destruction of nature. Yırca village Tuesday
March 17, Thessaloniki