Nearly 100 feminists from the World March of Women of the Americas met in Cajamarca, Peru between October 23-25, 2015 to carry out the fourth regional meeting. Participants included delegates from Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Quebec, United States, and Peru. Also with us were compañeras of the March from the different regions of Peru.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR THE PEOPLE & THE PLANET AT THE UN CLIMATE TALKS IN PARIS, DECEMBER 2015 Throughout the Global South and in many part of the US, frontline communities are already facing the devastating impacts of governmental climate inaction. Our communities are impacted daily by oil spills, oil refinery pollution, the dirty air from the waste incinerators, and the production of fossil based chemicals.
Just Transition is framework for building campaigns that are both visionary and oppositional. Many times our movements are so focused on fighting against the attacks we are facing, we don't have the capacity to also advance demands that offer an alternative vision of the things we want. The concept of Just Transition grew out of the environmental justice movements over the last 30 years, where the struggles from impacted communitie
Today marks the 6th anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 people were killed and over 2,500 wounded while working in a textile factory under inhumane conditions. An overwhelming majority of the victims were women. Rana Plaza is the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry worldwide.
This Friday March 8th, on the 110th International Women’s Day, GGJ will join millions of people around the world to celebrate the victories that women, femmes and gender variant people have made in the historical struggle for self determination and resistance against patriarchy.
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.