Police attacked a group of children following the 8 March rally joined by thousands of women in Mardin's Nusaybin district in the afternoon.
A 13-year-old boy who was wounded on the head as a result of the police attack was rushed to Nusaybin state hospital. A large number of people including BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) MP Gülser Yıldırım went to the hospital on hearing about the incident.
Eyewitnesses said police directly targeted the children at close range.
On 8 March International Women's Day, the Saturday Mothers have devoted their weekly sit-down protest to the fate of women who have not been seen again after being abducted. The Saturday Mothers called on society to: "Not remain silent regarding the women who were abducted, tortured and disappeared by state forces. Do not become an accomplice to crime with your silence.
Three people from Rojava wounded while trying to cross the border near Cizre last night have been transferred to Diyarbakır.
Eight people from two families were shot at by soldiers as they tried to cross the border near Cizre last night. Three, two of them women, were wounded in the legs and were taken to the Cizre State Hospital by residents of the village of Katran.
Fatma Tokmak, from Şırnak, is Kurdish and a woman...
She married a man from Diyarbakır at the beginning of 1990's and moved there.
Her husband was university student and a political activist. To be a political university student at those years, especially to live in Diyarbakır as such, to exist with one's political views, to not surrender to the state, was sufficient enough to be arrested, or to be shot at head in the middle of a street with an "illegal state canon".
Fighters of the Kurdish Al-Akrad Front have launched a central operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in the Minbic town of Syria's second largest city Aleppo.
In a statement about the operation, Al-Akrad Front Press Office said the operation has targeted the Ahrar Syrian Brigade and an ISIS headquarters, El-Heye, located 15 km from the Minbic town.
According to the statement, four ISIS members were killed and three others were captured alive in the operation.
The KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Co-presidency has issued a statement on the occasion of 8 March International Women's Day, saying: "Without women achieving their freedom the construction of a democratic nation cannot be realised, and without the building of a democratic nation women cannot live freely.
Today is international Women's Day. Despite an increasing awareness amongst women regarding their rights and improvements in legislation, violence, persecution and rape is continuing to increase. Religion and traditions are the most widespread reason for this repression.
The world's population is over 7 billion and 4 children are born every second. While there should be a similar number of female and male children born, in reality the figure is 107 boys for every 100 girls.
In the Media Defence Areas under the control of guerrillas, International Womens's Day has been celebrated enthusiastically by women guerrillas. Women who are waging a struggle in the mountains to build a new free life, celebrated by performing folk dances and singing folk songs.
One of the women shared her views on 8 March:
Axin Amed said it was the first time she had celebrated International Women's Day in the 'Free mountains', adding: "It is very different.
Releasing a message to mark the 8 March International Women's Day, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the importance of achieving equality for women and girls “not simply because it is a matter of fairness and fundamental human rights, but because progress in so many other areas depends on it”.
Ban Ki-moon stressed that “Countries with more gender equality have better economic growth. Companies with more women leaders perform better.
Bianet compiled all male violence related court verdicts that appeared on the media between all court verdicts March 1, 2013 and January 30, 2014. According to the report, at least 31 female murder, 46 rape and 11 assault cases have been concluded with a verdict. It also cited 6 cases where female victims retaliated their perpetrators by murdering either their violent husbands or rapists.
A delegation of women from Rojava, including Cizre Canton Minister Elizabeth Kauries, invited to attend 8 March International Women's Day celebrations by the BDP Mardin Women's Assembly, have been permitted to cross the border.
In an interview with ANF, Henife Husen – a member of the coordinating body of Yekitiya Star – spoke about the Rojava revolution and the important role that women have played in the revolutionary process thus far. Husen also spoke about the history of women’s struggle in the region and the role that the philosophy of the Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has played in this struggle.
Political prisoners in Gümüşhane E Type Closed Prison said in a statement they conveyed through their families that they are being subjected to racist attacks, especially by the sub-manager of the prison, Selma Koçak.
Speaking to DIHA, Fehmi Boğurcu, the nephew of Metin Serhat whom he has recently visited in prison, said that; “Last Monday, we went to Gümüşhane E Type Closed Prison to visit my uncle Metin Serhat. I was shocked by what prisoners told us there.
BDP Urfa Metropolitan Co-mayoral candidates, Osman Baydemir and Leyla Akça, have announced a list of 37 projects for the province. Baydemir said the local elections meant the people of Urfa had the opportunity to elect their own government.
Osman Baydemir and Leyla Akça announced their projects at a gathering in the Nevali Hotel attended by the press and representatives of civil society organisations.
The biggest demonstration against the ecological destruction being carried out in the Kurdish region has now been continuing for a week. Support for the Mustafa Malkoç Ecology Camp at the Hevsel Gardens is growing by the day.
The vigil launched by the BDP Youth Assembly in protest at the destruction of trees in the 8,000 year-old Hevsel Gardens in the city of Diyarbakır, which has been proposed for the UNESCO World Heritage list, is in its 7th day.
A delegation of women from Rojava, including Cizre Canton Minister Elizabeth Kauries, invited to attend 8 March International Women's Day celebrations by the BDP Mardin Women's Assembly, have been stopped at the border.
A march is to be held in the Nusaybin district of Mardin province tomorrow on the occasion of International Women's Day. Rojava Cizre Canton Minister Elizabeth Kauries, Roşin Mahmud Muhammed, Perwin Yousef and Emine Ömer were invited to attend the rally in Nusaybin.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in a statement on Thursday that is is deeply shocked to learn of government interference in a series of prosecutions in 2009 against Dogan Holding, a conglomerate that owns many leading news media.
Human Rights Association (IHD) Istanbul branch's Commission for Women's Rights has released its report on violence against women recorded in January and February of 2014.
According to the report, 27 women were killed, 27 wounded and 21 others were raped by men in the first two months of 2014.
In its assessment of the results revealed by the report, the IHD Commission stressed that violations of women's rights systematically continued in Turkey like everywhere else in the world.
Female guerrillas in Media Defense Areas came together for the celebrations to mark the 8 March International Women's Day.
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has abolished the Courts with Special Powers (ÖYM), that were introduced instead of the State Security Courts (DGM), by approving the amendment to law passed by parliament.
In an announcement issued on the President's official website, it was announced that: "Law no.