100th Annual of 8th of March has been celebrated with a rising participation and enthusiasm in several cities of Turkey. Once again, violence and discrimination against women has been protested. Protests to feminist writer Pınar Selek’s trial has been stated in the manifesto of Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir 8th of March Woman Platforms.
Nearly 5.000 women attended the demonstration held in Istanbul on 6th of March organized by Istanbul 8th of March Platform of Women. Platform consisted of several woman and feminist organizations, LGBTT organizations, women from several NGOs, unions and political parties. Enthusiasm of the demonstration continued for hours despite the heavy rain but the demonstration finished early because of the weather conditions.
Protests to feminist writer Pınar Selek’s trial has been stated in the manifesto of Istanbul 8 of March Woman Platform. It has been stated that; “Pınar Selek whom we struggle together for justice, equality, peace and freedom is on an unjustifiable trial again although she had acquitted twice. We are witnessing Pınar and still waiting for justice” in the manifesto. Women chanted slogans “We ask for justice for Pınar, for children victims of Struggle against Terror Law, for everybody”.
Participants of the demonstration carried pancartes on which the slogan “Always Witnessing Still Waiting for Justice” written. Same pancartes were carried at the Night Demonstration of Feminist Collective (consisting of all feminist organizations and dependant feminists in Istanbul) on 8th of March night.
Same protests have been stated on the manifesto of 8th of March İzmir Platform of Women (consisted of several woman and feminist organizations, LGBTT organization, women from several NGOs, unions and political parties) during the demonstration held in İzmir on 7th of March. It has been stated that; “Today we are also here for ou