From Gaia Net

Celebrating International Women's Day

Defending Mother Earth, reviving indigenous seed diversity, championing alternatives to extractivism- we celebrate the work of inspiring women in our global network.

On International Women's Day, we dedicate this mailing to the memory of our dear friend Sue Edwards, who sadly passed away this February. 

A tireless campaigner for agroecology and the rights of small farmers in Ethiopia, Sue embodied the care, courage and vision of women we have the privilege to work alongside throughout our global networks. more

From Oxfam International

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day.

For us here at Oxfam, this moment is a time for deep reflection. Knowing some women were abused by some of our own staff is very painful. We stand for justice for those who suffered. 

This International Women’s Day I also want to make clear that Oxfam is not giving up our fight for women’s rights. I am determined our work will be stronger, delivered with more urgency. We wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with women’s rights activists around the world.
Please take just over a minute to watch my International Women’s Day message to you and find out more about our commitment to achieving women’s rights:

click here for 2:10 YouTube video
We are already campaigning to end violence against women. We are already supporting women fighting for their rights. But we must and will do far more, shoulder-to-shoulder with women everywhere.

Thank you for watching,
Winnie Byanyima

Hear How Much Inequality Can We Live With? | Winnie Byanyima Speech (24 min.)

International Women's Day messages 2018

 from Code Pink

See March 8: In Spain, Women Launch Nationwide Feminist Strike Protesting “Alliance of Patriarchy & Capitalism” (Democracy Now!)

Hear How Much Inequality Can We Live With? | Winnie Byanyima Speech (24 min.)

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March 8: Solidarity with Afghan Women

By Samira Abrar

In this day of solidarity for women all over the world, the women of the CODEPINK take the brave Afghan women deep in our thoughts and actions. The spirit of all women is one, excited, dedicated and committed to the cause of freedom, peace, dignity, and human rights. The courageous Afghan women have been making great strides in demanding justice and equality, fighting for their own rights and those of others.

The movements of women's liberation in Afghanistan throughout its history has proven that the women are unified for change and stand up for their rights in the face of patriarchy and terror. The recent rights grassroots movements in Afghanistan, where women have been at the heart of it, putting their lives on the line, were vibrant and expansive making a dramatic impact on empowering women’s political participation and leadership as well as making sure that the fundamental needs and urgent issues facing Afghan women are brought on the agenda of the government.

They catalyze peacebuilding and many positive changes in the Afghan society, and their spirit of resistance and resilience sets an example to the women worldwide.


IWD from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

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