The Kurdish Women Movement and Struggle: In Defense of the Motherland

Nurhan Talay, CENI Office of Kurdish Women for Peace   The world's powerful institutions operate through the state-structure, which has the ultimate monopoly on decision-making, economy, and the use of force. At the same time, we are told that today's prevalent violence is the reason why the state needs to protect us against ourselves. Communities … Continue reading The Kurdish Women Movement and Struggle: In Defense of the Motherland

Impactos de la Industria Minera sobre los derechos de las Mujeres en Latino Américano

Lina Solano Ortiz[1]     En la última década la industria minera se ha expandido vertiginosamente en América Latina. La inversión de corporaciones transnacionales en este sector ha aumentado a tal punto que, a pesar del “enfriamiento” registrado desde el año pasado, sigue siendo la que mayor inversión minera recibe a nivel mundial. Lejos del … Continue reading Impactos de la Industria Minera sobre los derechos de las Mujeres en Latino Américano

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 household … Continue reading Struggles to Win: The Triple Assault of Neoliberalism, Feudalism and Patriarchy on Women’s Right to Land and Livelihood

Leila Khaled’s Keynote Speech, IWA 2nd General Assembly

Comrades, Sisters and Friends, It’s my pleasure to be with you in this conference. Thanks to Gabriela who gave me this opportunity to address you. On behalf of my people, I extend warm greetings to you all. I come from a very disturbed region where people of the Middle East are facing imperialist powers and … Continue reading Leila Khaled’s Keynote Speech, 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 Executive … Continue 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 to … Continue reading Second Assembly’s Women of Valor