This year on the 8th of March, we as feminists are meeting in Taksim (Istanbul) for the 12th time for our feminist night march. When a group of women first started this march in 2003 in Taksim, they did not imagine that it would reach to thousands of women and transgender people in the years passing by. Taksim has become a symbolic place which we gained through our struggle and where we celebrate our feminist revolt every year. However, this year, we are under threat of police violence in Taksim. Some of you know well, some of you have probably heard of the police blokade in Taksim after Gezi protests, which is still going on.
A new petition in solidarity with the Egyptian revolution has been launched in a renewed effort to defend fundamental democratic rights that were central demands of the events known as the “25 January revolution” in Egypt.