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To: Unjust political and economic systems & false solutions
Join Women for Climate Justice for the Global Strike on International Women’s Day!
Photo credit: Annabelle Avril
On International Women’s Day - Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 - thousands of women from around the world will participate in a series of economic solidarity demonstrations by going on strike and demanding equity, justice, and the human rights of women.
The Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice (WGCCJ) strongly supports the Global Strike and we invite YOU to join our Statement of Solidarity where we call for:
- Climate Justice
- Women’s Human Rights
- Global Equality
- Development Justice
We are challenging the existing political, corporate driven systems, dirty economies, and extractive industries that threaten human rights and exacerbate inequalities. We oppose false solutions and demand that the human rights of women, indigenous peoples, workers, migrants, and people living in poverty are promoted and respected.
The WGCCJ has been calling for ‘systems change, not climate change’ for several years and we will continue to do so as climate change continues to threaten our very existence. We aim to add the voice of grassroots climate justice movements and illustrate the connections between climate justice, gender justice, economic justice, environmental justice, racial justice, and development justice.
The names of the signatories will be added to the WGCCJ Statement of Solidarity and shared via social media to amplify our demands and highlight our commitment to climate justice.
We ask for justice, we ask for equality. We are feminists, the climate activists.
To read the full Statement of Solidarity from the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice: http://bit.ly/2mb8fdc
To learn more about the Global Strike: http://parodemujeres.com/
To join the Facebook page for the Global Strike: http://bit.ly/2mMnyfE
To learn more about A Day Without A Woman: https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday
Why is this important?
For some time, several women’s movements have been working towards global strikes, recognizing that democratic systems are globally failing to deliver on human rights and development promises to women.
Women’s strikes and solidarity strikes in the past have worked where other forms of advocacy have failed. In 1975, 25,000 Icelandic women gathered in Reykjavik and 90% of the women in Iceland did not go to work and refused to do housework. In 1956, women in South Africa marched to protest amendments to the Urban Areas Act, requiring women of color to carry passes and permits in urban areas. In 1973, the Australian Builders Labourers’ Federation refused to build a luxury resort on a public park that served as a refuge for the area’s working class. This movement led to a new labour tactic, the “Green Bans”, where unions refused to build on land communities were defending.
Our global movement requires new forms of action and solidarity and new forms of leadership. When governments fail us, women must lead.
To learn more about the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice campaign: http://womenclimatejustice.org/
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