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”

Rep Luz Ilagan’s Welcome Remarks, IWA 2nd General Assembly

Ms. Leila Khaled of the Palestinian Women’s Union, Ms. Liza Maza, Chairperson of the International Women’s Alliance, Ms. Marie Boti, Secretary General, representatives of the member countries of IWA, delegates, my sisters in the struggle for women’s liberation, ladies and gentlemen, good morning! It is my distinct honor to welcome you all to the secondContinue reading “Rep Luz Ilagan’s Welcome Remarks, IWA 2nd General Assembly”

IWA Chairperson’s Report 2011 – 2015

©One Billion Rising Report of the Chairperson to the 2nd General Assembly of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA)  Liza Maza, Chairperson Introduction Warmest greetings to all our members, observers and guests who are gathered here today to participate in the 2nd General Assembly of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA).  On behalf of the IWA ExecutiveContinue reading “IWA Chairperson’s Report 2011 – 2015”

Second Assembly’s Women of Valor

At the International Women’s Alliance second general assembly, new and existing members will honor women who serve as a constant source of inspiration for organizing and mobilizing women from the most marginalized communities around the world. We hold up these women leaders and fighters whose principles, dedication and commitment to grassroots women’s movements serve toContinue reading “Second Assembly’s Women of Valor”