In every part of the world, we women are all coming out into the streets to rejoice in the collective strength that we are building together, through our organization. Marching allows us to reclaim our silenced voices and memories.
Our collective struggle has challenged the patriarchy, denormalized violence against our bodies and demanded recognition for our work and for our contributions to the economy and for society as a whole.
Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) and our movement allies have been inspired by the Bolivarian Revolution since the early days of the process, and we remain steadfast in our solidarity. We recognize and condemn the escalating actions of the US government and its right wing allies for what they are: an attempted undemocratic political coup. These actions are a continuation of years of both ideologically and economically motivated intervention in the sovereign democratic processes of the region.
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance Statement on Attempted Coup in Venezuela
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance strongly condemns the aggression of the US government towards President Nicolas Maduro and the legitimate government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We have been inspired by the Bolivarian Revolution in the region since the early days of the process and remain steadfast in our solidarity.
It is with a heavy heart that we write to you today to honor the life of Marielle Franco, a fierce Black, Queer, feminist leader from Brazil who was murdered last Wednesday, March 14th. Marielle Franco was a city council member representing the Maré Favela in Rio de Janeiro, where she grew up. She was outspoken against police brutality and the criminalization of poor and working class black communities in Brazil. She stood for women’s rights, worker’s rights, LGBTQ rights, and the rights of all marginalized peoples.
Today marks the 109th year anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD)! Around the world people are celebrating how far we have come, but also reflecting on all that is left to do in the fight for gender justice. As the current dialogue about women’s rights continues to grow, as shown by the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements, we want to be sure to push the conversation further. Today, and always, we honor the long and global history of feminist resistance and we emphasize the importance of reclaiming feminism for the grassroots.