Join the Global Day of Action on October 15!

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) supports the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ actions and calls on women’s organizations, networks, and alliances worldwide to join and express their solidarity especially on the Global Day of Action on October 15. It is imperative for us women to lend our strength to the intensifying global struggle for genuine, democratic andContinue reading “Join the Global Day of Action on October 15!”

Filipino Women Protest with Thousands in Occupy Wall St., March Along Unions and Community Groups in the Struggle Against Capitalism and the Protracted Global Economic Depression

Press Release by GABRIELA-USA NEW YORK, NY—On Wednesday, Filipino women of grassroots organization Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment (FiRE), under the banner of GABRIELA USA, a member organization of the newly formed International Women’s Alliance (IWA), joined a mass rally and march to Zucotti Park, the site of the 3-week-long Occupy Wall Street demonstration inContinue reading “Filipino Women Protest with Thousands in Occupy Wall St., March Along Unions and Community Groups in the Struggle Against Capitalism and the Protracted Global Economic Depression”

Sign the Petition: Save Our Rice, Stop Golden Rice!

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) joins the Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PANAP) in its call to Save Our Rice and Stop the spread of the harmful Golden Rice. Please support this campaign and sign the petition below: Dear friends, Golden Rice (GR) is a rice genetically engineered to produce beta carotene. Syngenta acquiredContinue reading “Sign the Petition: Save Our Rice, Stop Golden Rice!”

Call to Action: Support Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike!

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli occupation prisons issued a statement on Sunday, September 25, 2011, stating that they plan to begin an open-ended hunger strike on September 27, 2011, demanding an end to the isolation of Ahmad Sa’adat, an end to isolation for all Palestinian political prisoners, and an end to the policies of repression andContinue reading “Call to Action: Support Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike!”

Press Release: Remembering 9/11

by Roots for Equity, Pakistan September 11, 2011 The ceremony of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, to be held this Sunday, will be attended by US President Barak Obama, his predecessor George W. Bush, victims, family members, New York Mayor and governors of New York and New Jersey. 9/11 left 3,101 Americans (2,977Continue reading “Press Release: Remembering 9/11”

Urgent Action: Appeal to Stop the Imminent Execution of Three People in India

Two Sri Lankans and an Indian national convicted for the assassination of India’s former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, are facing imminent execution in Vellore prison in Tamil Nadu, India. This follows the rejection of their mercy petitions by the President of India. If carried out, these would be the first executions in India since 2004.Continue reading “Urgent Action: Appeal to Stop the Imminent Execution of Three People in India”

Statement of the International Women’s Alliance Condemning the Turkish and Iranian Military Forces’ Attacks on Kurdish Civilian Communities and Supporting the Initiatives for Peace Mothers’ Human Shield Against Said Attacks

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) condemns the Turkish and Iranian military forces’ attacks on Kurdish communities which have already resulted in the death of not less than seven (7) innocent civilians, including four (4) children and a pregnant woman in the Kandil region. We condemn the Turkish and Iranian governments’ tolerance of such crimes againstContinue reading “Statement of the International Women’s Alliance Condemning the Turkish and Iranian Military Forces’ Attacks on Kurdish Civilian Communities and Supporting the Initiatives for Peace Mothers’ Human Shield Against Said Attacks”