Stop the Jeju Naval Base Construction: An Urgent Call for Global Support to Restore Justice in South Korea and Preserve Peace in East Asia

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) supports the National Association of Professors for Democratic Society’s (NAPDS) call against the ongoing construction of naval base in Jeju Island, South Korea. We call on all IWA members to please support this call by disseminating this information and sending your 1) your name, 2) nationality, 3) occupation and 4)Continue reading “Stop the Jeju Naval Base Construction: An Urgent Call for Global Support to Restore Justice in South Korea and Preserve Peace in East Asia”

Urgent Alert: Stop Crackdown on Migrants and Refugees in Malaysia

by Tenaganita The mass arrests & detention of migrants, refugees and stateless persons in Malaysia has begun. Four million Malaysians have been mobilized to seek out, arrest, detain and deport any migrant found to be undocumented in Malaysia. Out of this, 2.8 million are ordinary citizens with no proper training (RELA Volunteer Corp), while theContinue reading “Urgent Alert: Stop Crackdown on Migrants and Refugees in Malaysia”

IWA Condemns Massacre of Civilians, Including Children, in Sirnak, Turkey

The International Women’s Alliance condemns the massacre of 35 civilians, most of whom were children and minors, by the military in the Sirnak province of Turkey on December 28 and the shameless cover up being done by the military’s chief of staff. We urge all our members, as well as all human rights advocates, toContinue reading “IWA Condemns Massacre of Civilians, Including Children, in Sirnak, Turkey”

Please Support: The Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) Session on Agrochemical TNCs

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) supports the Pesticide Action Network’s (PAN) Permanent People’s Tribunal on agrochemical transnational corporations. Please express your solidarity to this endeavor to hold TNCs accountable for their crimes against the people. PAN – Asia Pacific is a member of our Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC). The following is the text of PAN’s petition:Continue reading “Please Support: The Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPT) Session on Agrochemical TNCs”

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!”

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!”

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”

Teachers and public sector workers in South Korea are under attack and need our help today

The Government of South Korea has prosecuted over 500 public servants and teachers, members of the Korean Government Employees Union (KGEU) and the Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union (KTU), for alleged violation of punitive laws which make it unlawful for public workers to either support or criticise political parties. Thousands more teachers and publicContinue reading “Teachers and public sector workers in South Korea are under attack and need our help today”