The women's coordination in northern and eastern Syria organized a sit-in in front of the headquarters of the UNHCR in the city of Qamishlo in support of parliamentarian Leyla Guven, who entered 110 days of the hunger strike to denounce the Turkish policies towards Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.
The sit-in was attended by 16 organizations, parties and women's institutions. All the organizations, parties and women's organizations participated in the sit-in. They expressed their support to the activist Leyla Guven.
The 16 statements made at the UNHCR building in the city of Qamishlo focused on the leading role of women during the revolutions in order to regain their true place in the leadership of society, because they are the basis of building a free society. They organized themselves, developed themselves, underwent ideological, intellectual and philosophical training courses and became more aware and after recognizing the historical struggle and philosophy of Ocalan, which calls for the liberation of women from the restrictions imposed on them and the acquisition of their full rights.
The sit-inners pointed out that the activist Leyla Guven emerged the woman struggling steadfastly again and in a different way, and explained that "the resistance carried out by the activist Leyla Guven since 7 November 2018 denouncing Turkey's violation of international laws on the rights of political prisoners, led by leader Ocalan.
The sit-inners appealed to every free woman and all the peoples of the world who support peace, the United Nations and all international human rights and human rights organizations to respond to the demands of activist Leyla Guven and the large number of deputies and activists on hunger strike and to take the position of the isolation imposed on the leader Ocalan.
The sit-in ended with the insistence of all women to continue the struggle in the footsteps of activist Leyla Guven.