Feminists on strike and in action
From local communities to international human rights spaces
March 8th finds us in various places: out in the streets, organizing strikes, educating our communities, or simply struggling to survive.
Global systems of oppression are everywhere; but so is feminist resistance.
We are challenging exploitation and sexist culture in the streets, in our homes, and in the workplace. We are demanding that governments centre the welfare of their citizens and end all forms of state sanctioned violence including militarization and profiting from war. We are organizing to end institutional and everyday racism and all discriminatory policies and practices in our societies.
One site for feminist struggles, among many, is the international human rights system.
Over the years, feminists have opened space in this system for progress on sexual rights, reproductive rights, and women human rights defenders, to name only a few areas.
However, the current moment sees the human rights system increasingly threatened by anti-rights actors and corporate influence. So we keep raising our voices in these spaces. We push back against conservative and reactionary agendas, and show that the feminist movement is here to hold power to account.
Whether we spend this March 8th at home, on the street, online, or within the buildings of the United Nations, through our collective efforts we are making strides towards realizing our bold visions for a just world.
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