Arzu Pesmen

'The Kurds in Kobane are defending the values of democracy, inclusiveness, respect for difference and gender equality'

Arzu is a Kurdish activist and on the management committee of the Kurdish Federation and the Kurdish People's Assembly.

She is the organiser of many demonstrations of solidarity with the Kurds against the Islamic State, including the Global Day of Action in solidarity with the heroic Kurdish democrats who are spearheading the fight against ISIS fascism in the city of Kobane, north Syria. 

Her work and that of Kurdish solidarity campaigners has been supported and praised by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Jose Ramos-Horta, Helena Kennedy QC, Jean Lambert MEP, Dario Fo, Mark Thomas, Michael Mansfield QC, Peter Tatchell and many others.