Rest in Power Nanay Mameng

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) deeply mourns with the rest of the women’s and the people’s organizations in the Philippines the passing of Carmen Deunida, or as we fondly call her, Nanay Mameng, on July 19, 2021. We send out sympathies and condolences to family, friends, and comrades she left behind. IWA admires her fightingContinue reading “Rest in Power Nanay Mameng”

IWA says “Hands Off Cuba!” “End the illegal U.S. blockade NOW!”

The International Women’s Alliance, which brings together militant grassrootswomen’s organizations to promote women’s human rights around the world, remainssteadfast in its solidarity with socialist Cuba that has been defending its right tosovereignty against U.S. imperialist intervention for over 60 years. Besides untold assassination attempts on Cuban leaders and other forms of illegalimperialist sabotage, the U.S.Continue reading “IWA says “Hands Off Cuba!” “End the illegal U.S. blockade NOW!””

Women Workers Continue to Struggle Against Exploitation and Oppression Amidst the Ongoing Pandemic

The International Women’s Alliance recognizes May Day as an important day for workers around the world to fight the system that keeps them, as well as most people in society, exploited and oppressed. Today marks the second time the International Workers’ Day has been celebrated in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and economicContinue reading “Women Workers Continue to Struggle Against Exploitation and Oppression Amidst the Ongoing Pandemic”

Uphold and Defend the Rights of Lady Ann Salem, Reina Mae Nasino and Amanda Echanis

December 10, 2020 The Duterte administration and its armed forces have once again shown how they can violate press freedom and freedom of expression when they abducted Manila Today editor Lady Ann Salem this morning, December 10. It does not matter that December 10 is the commemoration of International Human Rights Day. The Duterte governmentContinue reading “Uphold and Defend the Rights of Lady Ann Salem, Reina Mae Nasino and Amanda Echanis”

Declaration of the Kurdish Women’s Movement on the Occassion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

It is time to get to the roots of patriarchal violence We live in the age of unnamed wars. A nameless war is being waged against women without being declared. Patriarchal violence is carried out openly everywhere. Hundreds of women are murdered by men every day. Dozens of women are victims of sexual harassment andContinue reading “Declaration of the Kurdish Women’s Movement on the Occassion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”

IWA Condemns Forced Hysterectomies of Women Detainees

The International Women’s Alliance condemns in the strongest terms the mass and unauthorized (or forced) hysterectomies of women detainees, the majority of whom are Latinx, at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Ocilla, Georgia in the United States. IWA is a global alliance of militant grassroots-based women’s organizations, institutions, alliances, networks and individuals committed toContinue reading “IWA Condemns Forced Hysterectomies of Women Detainees”

JUSTICE FOR ZARA!

International Women’s Alliance – Europe statement on the brutal killing of human rights worker Zara Alvarez. Together with our sisters in the Philippines, the International Women’s Alliance – Europe chapter strongly condemns the extra-judicial killing of former political prisoner, human rights defender, and community health worker Zara Alvarez.  On August 17, at around eight inContinue reading “JUSTICE FOR ZARA!”

Let’s build our spaces of freedom against the pandemic of masculine violence!

All around the world we witness a rise in annihilation attacks against women, with the aim of suppressing and undermining our pursuit for freedom. This dreadful increase in violence against women is directly related to the crisis of the patriarchal capitalist system. This system continues its existence mostly by exploiting women; the crisis and chaoticContinue reading “Let’s build our spaces of freedom against the pandemic of masculine violence!”

IWA Condemns the Arrest of Leyla Güven

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) strongly condemns the arrest of Parliamentarian Leyla  Güven,  last June 4,2020.  Leyla Güven   was arrested in Diyarbakir, Turkey,  together with two other Parliament members,   HDP Musa Farisoğulları and CHP MP Enis  Berberoğlu. On the morning of June 4, 2020, the immunity of the three Parliamentarians were lifted followed by theirContinue reading “IWA Condemns the Arrest of Leyla Güven”

Public Health Not Private Profit! International Women’s Alliance Netherlands Chapter

In countries across the global North, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed the deep crisis of capitalism and its failure to protect the lives of people over protection of the economy.  The past few weeks have seen governments around the world rolling out huge economic packages to protect the economy as lockdowns, quarantine and stay-in shelterContinue reading “Public Health Not Private Profit! International Women’s Alliance Netherlands Chapter”