WOMEN RESIST IMPERIALISM

Keynote address of Coni Ledesma Solidarity and Fight Back Conference Toronto, Canada 5-7 August 2017 Good morning dear kasama, comrades and friends, After that rousing welcome with the singing of the IWA Hymn, let me share with you  stories of women who have resisted imperialism. Let me start by telling you the story of aContinue reading “WOMEN RESIST IMPERIALISM”

ULAM Fortaleciendo la organización, la voz y la presencia de mujeres defensoras de la madre tierra de los andes peruanos

Una de las prioridades de la Unión Latinoamericana de Mujeres ULAM es fortalecer los procesos de organización de mujeres defensoras en los territorios. Es por ello que hemos impulsado y acompañado algunos importantes espacios creados por las defensoras en distintos países de la Región, que entre otras razones, visibiliza el rol de las mujeres deContinue reading “ULAM Fortaleciendo la organización, la voz y la presencia de mujeres defensoras de la madre tierra de los andes peruanos”

IWA’s Tribute to Petronila Cleto (Oct 18, 1945 – January 11, 2018)

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) adds its voice to the outpouring of sorrow for the loss of our sister, Pet Cleto, and to the appreciation of her life and contributions. Pet was a veteran of the women’s movement in the Philippines, and among the founding members of several organizations involved in the anti-Marcos dictatorship movementContinue reading “IWA’s Tribute to Petronila Cleto (Oct 18, 1945 – January 11, 2018)”

IWA Stands in Solidarity with the Kurdish Women and Men in Afrin

25 January 2018 The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) condemns in the strongest terms the Turkish invasion of Afrin, Northern Syria. Turkish forces started bombing the Kurdish canton of Afrin, Northern Syria last 20 January 2018. They used aerial bombardment, artillery fire and tanks against the Kurdish people. They targeted 100 areas, many of which wereContinue reading “IWA Stands in Solidarity with the Kurdish Women and Men in Afrin”

Roots for Equity to Trump: “15 Years of Lie and Deceit: Indeed No More!”

January 9, 2018 PRESS RELEASE In Response to 15 Years of Lie and Deceit: Indeed No More! The President of the United States of America, Mr. Donald Trump on January 1, 2018 sent a tweet in which he states that his country had ‘foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over theContinue reading “Roots for Equity to Trump: “15 Years of Lie and Deceit: Indeed No More!””

IWA Chair Azra Sayeed delivering an intervention @CFS 44

“Patriarchy,  feudalism  and  the  current  neoliberal  economic  models  are  the  three  main  root   causes  for  women’s  inequality  and  food  insecurity  and  malnutrition.  Patriarchy,  feudalism   and  neoliberalism  are  grabbing  our  lands,  water,  seeds,  forests  and  natural  resources,  our   territories,  our  bodies  and  rights;  they  ignore  the  ancestral  knowledge  of  our  indigenous   sisters,Continue reading “IWA Chair Azra Sayeed delivering an intervention @CFS 44”

The Kurdish Women Movement and Struggle: In Defense of the Motherland

Nurhan Talay, CENI Office of Kurdish Women for Peace   The world’s powerful institutions operate through the state-structure, which has the ultimate monopoly on decision-making, economy, and the use of force. At the same time, we are told that today’s prevalent violence is the reason why the state needs to protect us against ourselves. CommunitiesContinue reading “The Kurdish Women Movement and Struggle: In Defense of the Motherland”

Impactos de la Industria Minera sobre los derechos de las Mujeres en Latino Américano

Lina Solano Ortiz[1]     En la última década la industria minera se ha expandido vertiginosamente en América Latina. La inversión de corporaciones transnacionales en este sector ha aumentado a tal punto que, a pesar del “enfriamiento” registrado desde el año pasado, sigue siendo la que mayor inversión minera recibe a nivel mundial. Lejos delContinue reading “Impactos de la Industria Minera sobre los derechos de las Mujeres en Latino Américano”

Women’s Struggles in the Neoliberal Era: Trends and Challenges for the International Women’s Movement

  Joms Salvador, GABRIELA Secretary – General Warmest greetings of militant sisterhood! The various presentations this morning all point to a manifest reality: the desolation of women’s lives has heightened and some of the gains that the women’s movement fought for through the years have been eroded. After more than 30 years of neoliberal policies,Continue reading “Women’s Struggles in the Neoliberal Era: Trends and Challenges for the International Women’s Movement”

Struggles to Win: The Triple Assault of Neoliberalism, Feudalism and Patriarchy on Women’s Right to Land and Livelihood

Azra Talat Sayeed Introduction Women through history have been subjugated under feudalism and patriarchal norms. With the advent of neo-liberal policies under capitalism has increased the hardships in women’s lives by many folds; this is especially true for rural women in the agriculture economy. Women are considered to be the backbone of not only householdContinue reading “Struggles to Win: The Triple Assault of Neoliberalism, Feudalism and Patriarchy on Women’s Right to Land and Livelihood”