IWA members in Europe Met in Cologne, Germany

01 June 2019 On a beautiful sunny Saturday, regular and prospective members of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) in Europe, namely Ceni or the Kurdish women’s office for peace, Women’s Political Council (WPC), German – Filipino Friendship Association (GFFA), Pinay sa Holland – Gabriela and Women for Filipino Women and Children (WOW), met to formallyContinue reading “IWA members in Europe Met in Cologne, Germany”

International Women’s Alliance Calls for an End to Forced Displacement, Neo-fascism and War

March 8, 2019 On this International Working Women’s Day, the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) continues to amplify the voices of women and children around the globe who continue to struggle against intensified attacks by state fascism, wars of aggression and neoliberalism resulting in their further oppression and exploitation. In the U.S., women comprise more thanContinue reading “International Women’s Alliance Calls for an End to Forced Displacement, Neo-fascism and War”

AMIHAN condemns massacre of 9 farmworkers in Sagay, Negros Occidental

News release October 21, 2018 Amihan condemns massacre of nine farm workers, including 4 women and 2 minors in Negros Occidental last night, calls for justice Manila, Philippines – Amihan or the National Federation of Peasant Women condemned the recent massacre of 9 farm workers including 4 peasant women and 2 minors in Hacienda Nene,Continue reading “AMIHAN condemns massacre of 9 farmworkers in Sagay, Negros Occidental”


We, the International Women’s Alliance, join the call to #FreeHeldaCalderon, and strongly condemn the Philippine government under Rodrigo Duterte for attacking women human rights defenders. We support Gabriela’s and Gabriela Women’s Party’s urgent appeal for Hedda’s immediate release. Please sign the petition below! GABRIELA Alliance of Women and Gabriela Women’s Party strongly condemn the illegalContinue reading “URGENT APPEAL: FREE Hedda Calderon!”

GABRIELA cheers dropping of charges vs Liza Maza and colleagues

GABRIELA welcomes the decision of Judge Trese Wenceslao to dismiss the murder cases and quash the arrest warrants against GABRIELA Chairperson Emerita and NAPC Lead Convenor Sec. Liza Largoza-Maza together with former Bayan Muna Reps. Satur Ocampo and Teddy Casiño, and former DAR Sec. Rafael Mariano. The warrant was plainly part of the grand schemeContinue reading “GABRIELA cheers dropping of charges vs Liza Maza and colleagues”

IWA on Ahed Tamimi’s Release

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) gives a red salute to Ahed Tamimi for her courage and militancy in fighting for the right of the Palestinian people to their lands and for independence. Ahed, who describes herself as a Palestinian freedom fighter has been an activist since she was 11 years old.  She was recently releasedContinue reading “IWA on Ahed Tamimi’s Release”

Solidarity with Migrant Women and their Families

The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) extends its firm hand of solidarity with the thousands of migrant families, undocumented and documented, who are being torn apart by the U.S. bigot-in-chief, Donald Trump, and the notorious Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) in recent weeks. This includes more than 2,000 children, including toddlers, who have been ripped away fromContinue reading “Solidarity with Migrant Women and their Families”

Marxism and the Woman Question in the 21st Century

  Magandang hapon mga kaibigan, babae at mga kasama. Congratulations for organizing this important conference and for giving us the opportunity to speak, even though it is through video, and thank you for your indulgence. I am a women’s rights and anti-imperialist activist as well as documentary filmmaker. I had the opportunity to get toContinue reading “Marxism and the Woman Question in the 21st Century”

March 8: Women Rise! Unite our Forces! Smash Patriarchy and Capitalism — Women of Diverse Origins

In 2018, for the Seventeenth Year, in Montreal  8th March International Women’s Day Demonstration organized by Women of Diverse Origins Hundreds of women and their allies gathered together, despite falling snow on Thursday evening March 8th in response to the call by Women of Diverse Origins: Women Rise! Unite our Forces! Smash Patriarchy and Capitalism! ThereContinue reading “March 8: Women Rise! Unite our Forces! Smash Patriarchy and Capitalism — Women of Diverse Origins”

Marielle, Presente!

She was young, black, a left activist, anti-racist, ecologist, feminist supporting the cause of indigenous peoples, a daughter of the favelas. Brazil’s forces of repression tried to snuff out the voice of the oppressed this Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm by killing Marielle Franco. The symbolism of the assassination and its message ofContinue reading “Marielle, Presente!”