IWA CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF 3 KURDISH WOMEN ACTIVISTS IN PARIS; CALLS FOR SWIFT DELIVERY OF JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS

11 January 2013 Reference: Liza Maza, IWA Chairperson The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) highly condemns the brutal premeditated murder of three Kurdish women activists yesterday in Paris. Sakine Cansiz, co-founder of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK); Fidan Dogan, Kurdistan National Congress representative; and young Kurdish activist Leyla Soylemez, were all shot in the head theContinue reading “IWA CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF 3 KURDISH WOMEN ACTIVISTS IN PARIS; CALLS FOR SWIFT DELIVERY OF JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS”

IWA Statement on the commemoration of November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

News Release Reference: Liza Maza, Chairperson Marie Boti, Secretary General On the commemoration of November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women In commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on November 25, the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) issues a statement condemning Israel’s attack on Gaza thatContinue reading “IWA Statement on the commemoration of November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

STOP THE ATTACK AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE; STOP THE MURDER OF INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN

Statement of the International Women’s Alliance on Israel’s Attack on Gaza 20 November 2012 IWA demands immediate stop on Israel’s attack on Gaza STOP THE ATTACK AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE; STOP THE MURDER OF INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) highly condemns the brutal airstrikes launched by Israel on Gaza targeting civilianContinue reading “STOP THE ATTACK AGAINST THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE; STOP THE MURDER OF INNOCENT WOMEN AND CHILDREN”

Women and Food Sovereignty – The future we shall fight for in Rio and beyond

by Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP), AMIHAN National Federation of Peasant Women and Asian Rural Women’s Coalition (ARWC) June 2012 Sustainable development will only be achieved through social and gender justice, human rights and equity, and the pursuit of food sovereignty, not the “green economy” Twenty years ago, the United NationsContinue reading “Women and Food Sovereignty – The future we shall fight for in Rio and beyond”

Innabuyog condemns Rio+20 decision to exclude women’s reproductive health

Statement by Innabuyog The recently concluded Rio+ 20 Conference on Sustainable Development revealed another systemic neglect on women’s welfare. The Conference’s final document showed that it has denied the inclusion of women’s reproductive health rights that should have been approved by participating governments. The Rio+ Conference was held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil on June 20-22 toContinue reading “Innabuyog condemns Rio+20 decision to exclude women’s reproductive health”

IWA slams governments’ refusal to include women’s reproductive rights in the Rio+20 final document

Statement of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) on the non-inclusion of the women’s reproductive health rights in the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development final document For reference:  Liza Maza, IWA Chairperson IWA slams governments’ refusal to include women’s reproductive rights in the Rio+20 final document The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) slams the Rio+20 Conference onContinue reading “IWA slams governments’ refusal to include women’s reproductive rights in the Rio+20 final document”

International Women’s Alliance calls for solidarity for system change

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 18, 2012. The anti-imperialist International Women’s Alliance (IWA) demanded an end to the current system of greed and plunder that continues to destroy the lives of women and their communities during the Women’s March earlier this day at the People’s Summit on the Rio+20. Speaking at the march was IWA DeputyContinue reading “International Women’s Alliance calls for solidarity for system change”

Statement of Support to the Quebec Students’ Strike Against 75% Tuition Increase in Universities

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) supports the strike mounted by the students of Quebec against the liberal government’s plan to increase tuition and other fees in universities by 75% over the next five years. More than one hundred thousand students, teachers, parents and supporters all over the province have been mounting protests actions since FebruaryContinue reading “Statement of Support to the Quebec Students’ Strike Against 75% Tuition Increase in Universities”

Women Resist Crisis and War! Fight for National and Social Liberation! – IWA March 8 Statement

The current economic and financial crises of the crumbling capitalist system hit women the hardest. The economic and ecological repercussions of these crises increased the vulnerability of women to the different forms of oppression, discrimination and violence inside and outside the home. Women of the working class were the first to suffer the brunt ofContinue reading “Women Resist Crisis and War! Fight for National and Social Liberation! – IWA March 8 Statement”