This March 8, the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) and its member organizations invite women worldwide to resist imperialist plunder and war. In honor of the first women strikers in 1908, we commemorate International Working Women’s Day to recognize and continue women’ role in the struggle for peace, justice and self-determination. On this 110th anniversary we … Continue reading IWA March 8 Statement: Women Rise and Resist Imperialist War and Aggression! Unite to Fight for Genuine Liberation!
Keynote address of Coni Ledesma Solidarity and Fight Back Conference Toronto, Canada 5-7 August 2017 Good morning dear kasama, comrades and friends, After that rousing welcome with the singing of the IWA Hymn, let me share with you stories of women who have resisted imperialism. Let me start by telling you the story of a … Continue reading WOMEN RESIST IMPERIALISM
25 January 2018 The International Women's Alliance (IWA) condemns in the strongest terms the Turkish invasion of Afrin, Northern Syria. Turkish forces started bombing the Kurdish canton of Afrin, Northern Syria last 20 January 2018. They used aerial bombardment, artillery fire and tanks against the Kurdish people. They targeted 100 areas, many of which were … Continue reading IWA Stands in Solidarity with the Kurdish Women and Men in Afrin
On International Working Women’s Day, the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) affirms its commitment to fight fascism, resist militarization and unite for liberation. We will strive to unite working women around the world against wars of aggression in the face of imperialism and exploitation. All working women and their families deserve to live in dignity, free … Continue reading Unafraid, International Working Women Advance Boldly to Rise, Resist and Fight!
This International Working Women’s Day, March 8, we women must unite to fight repression, fascism, militarization and wars of aggression. Just as we are taking part in struggles to defend our lands, our jobs, our livelihood and our rights, we must join the struggle for peace based on justice and equality. This is the legacy … Continue reading Women Say No to Imperialist War and Aggression! Strengthen the Women’s Movement and Fight for National and Social Liberation!
Last Monday, January 4, 2016, three Kurdish women politicians were killed in Kurdistan in Southeast Turkey as the Turkish state continues its all-out onslaught against the Kurdish people. … Continue reading IWA CONDEMNS EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING OF THREE KURDISH WOMEN POLITICIANS BY TURKISH SECURITY FORCES
On its twenty years in existence, the World Trade Organization will hold its 10th WTO Ministerial Meeting slated this 15-18 December 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya led by the US, Japan and other industrialized countries in the European Union. These imperialist countries will again hail the international economic order and the neoliberal policies to maintain … Continue reading “FREE TRADE” IS A PLAGUE TO THE MASSES OF WORKING WOMEN OF THE WORLD – IWA
Women leaders met in the Philippines for the Second General Assembly of the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) held in Quezon City, Philippines on November 11, 2015 with the theme “Women building peace, resisting militarization, facism and economic plunder”. The assembly began with a ritual of unity led by Sining Lila, the Cultural Arm of GABRIELA … Continue reading COMMUNIQUE OF THE SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) call on the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo to halt the planned execution of Mary Jane Veloso and grant her a full re-trial. APWLD is convinced that Mary Jane Veloso was not granted a fair trial. Mary Jane is a victim of exploitation. Accused of drug … Continue reading Stop the execution of Mary Jane Veloso
An urgent action appeal to save the life of a woman migrant worker on death row in Indonesia issued by IWA member GABRIELA in the Philippines The race for time started as the nation awaits the end of the 72 hours deadline for Mary Jane Veloso's execution possibly on April 28. Mary Jane Veloso, an … Continue reading Stop the execution of Mary Jane Veloso