On this, the International Day to End Violence Against Women, IWA hopes to encourage our sisters to continue the fight against tyranny and all forms of political repression. All over the world women face violence daily – not just at the hands of family members or in exploitative working conditions spawned by a profit-oriented economic system – but also from the State. The imperialist despot – the United States – has empowered countless dictators and tyrants to assume power and terrorize women all over the world.
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. CommunitiesContinue reading “The Kurdish Women Movement and Struggle: In Defense of the Motherland”
Lina Solano Ortiz 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 delContinue reading “Impactos de la Industria Minera sobre los derechos de las Mujeres en Latino Américano”
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”
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 householdContinue reading “Struggles to Win: The Triple Assault of Neoliberalism, Feudalism and Patriarchy on Women’s Right to Land and Livelihood”
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 andContinue reading “Leila Khaled’s Keynote Speech, IWA 2nd General Assembly”
©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 ExecutiveContinue reading “IWA Chairperson’s Report 2011 – 2015”