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Weaving ourselves for life: Stopping feminicides

“For the lives of our pioneers and precursors. Not one more feminicide.”

Dozens of women’s organizations and individuals have launched a campaign to denounce and confront feminicide as a product of the relations of power and domination that the patriarchal system has established over the last 5,000 years.

REPAK (Kurdish Women’s Relation Office) is among the promoters of the campaign, the declaration of which includes the following:

All feminicide is political, it is a product of the relations of power and domination that the patriarchal system has established over the last 5,000 years. From then until now, the alliance of religion, state and military continues to subjugate the land, the people and the women.

All these murders are an expression of a dominant mentality that only accepts its right to property, and consequently, a meek and silent obedience of women. All these murders indicate how ruthless are the powers-that-be who aim to curb the power of the toiling majority, how despotic are the ruling class against toiling class women and the rest of the marginalized sectors. Tyranny and militarism, assault and invasion control the world, targeting those who dissent and defend their rights.

We witness a clear increase of political murders perpetrated by nation states, paramilitary forces and state-owned enterprises against female political and community leaders worldwide on behalf of transnational economic interests. If we look at the profile of the women that are murdered in assassinations, we see that they have a certain vanguard role in organizing and leading the struggle against exploitation. Activists, intellectuals, lawyers, journalists, artists, revolutionaries and politicians who defend their homeland, collective territory and their living environment as representatives of women’s rights, human rights, indigenous people. They are targeted because of their leading role within their organizations and communities facing the greed of economic interests.

Enough! We can’t take it anymore!!! That is why we have decided to weave ourselves to life to take care of each other and stop feminicides; particularly those against women who understand this and fight against this, for our freedom as humanity.

So, as the women that we are: We want to unveil and denounce the root of these feminicides against our pioneers and precursors of the time of freedom. We want to collectively read the context to know why we are being killed. We want to expose the structures of power that promote and benefit from our criminalization, finger-pointing and death. We want to interchange experiences of our own justice that from the territories is overflowing the patriarchal, colonial, state, racist, capitalist (in)justice. We want to join autonomous tribunals that have already set historical examples for the struggle and defense of women defenders.

We, descendants of burned and liberated witches, granddaughters of colonized and enslaved women, daughters of civilized and citizenized women, are heirs of millenary wisdoms, we are caretakers of our territorialities and from different spheres we continue to fight for life in spite of the death that is imposed on us. We are those who summon ourselves to weave ourselves here and now, from a critical and self-critical perspective that allows us to organize ourselves and move together against feminicides, to recognize, confront and overcome the patriarchal pact.

We know about the systematic, the common patterns and the impunity that exists everywhere. We know about the countless organizations, initiatives and campaigns around the world that are investigating, exposing and denouncing feminicides now, and those that have done so throughout history. We know about the courts and their efforts to exercise justice against the state and transnational corporations. For this reason, our intention is not to create yet another structure or monopolize the struggle against feminicides, but to organize ourselves internationally as the women that we are, to weave ourselves together in defense of women defenders. To commit ourselves and do whatever it takes to put an end to feminicides of pioneers and precursors, that are destroying social struggles.

To begin this process, we will promote a campaign against feminicides by building on the sisterhood and solidarity between organizations, on the trust and affinity between women and on the ethical and political commitment that calls us all to make justice against the injustice suffered by us women in the world. For all of this and for all that cannot be mentioned of anger, pain and inspiration, we propose as an essential principle that this effort against the assassination of pioneer and precursor women belongs to all of us who commit ourselves to this. Let no one assume ownership of what belongs to all of us, and we assume each one of us: life, justice and the struggle for our freedom.”

 

ORGANIZATIONS:

  1. Acción Afro-Dominicana, Dominic Republic
  2. Acid Magazine – Feminist Publication
  3. Afro Las Malungas Women’s Collective, Colombia
  4. Alianza Ceibo Foundation, Ecuador – Alicia Salazar, Executive Director
  5. Alternative Vision, A.C., Mexico
  6. Amazon Frontlines – AF
  7. Antipatriarchal Communitarian Feminism, Qullasuyu, Marka, Bolivia
  8. Anti-patriarchal Community Feminism
  9. Aquelarre, visual communication and design laboratory, Popayán, Cauca, Colombia
  10. Autonomous Women and Dissidents of the Committee of Solidarity with Kurdistan, Mexico City
  11. Casafem, Paraguay
  12. CEPLA Ecuador
  13. Chimborazo Provincial Preparatory Committee for the 3rd International Meeting of ALyC Women. Brazil 2022.
  14. Collective Ana Peralta, Ecuador
  15. Chiapas Women’s Rights Center, Mexico
  16. Colectiva Caracol Artesanal, Mexico
  17. Collective of Anthropology of Ecuador
  18. Collective Café de Mujeres, Mexico
  19. Collective Not One Less – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  20. Commune Women Ecuador
  21. Committee of solidarity with Kurdistan – Ecuador
  22. Community practices for the rescue of memory and Life. Women fighting Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
  23. CONCONAWEP – Coordinating Council of the Waorani Nationality of Ecuador-Pastaza, Nemonte Nenquimo, President
  24. Coordinator of peasant and indigenous women, Paraguay
  25. Courage, Germany
  26. Dissident Cholas, Chile
  27. Diversa House, Paraguay
  28. Feminism, gender, intersectionality and political subjects, Master’s degree in education and human rights from UNAULA, Colombia
  29. Feminist citizen collective “Don’t wait for it to happen to you”, Ecuador
  30. Feminist Runas Collective, Ecuador
  31. GABRIELA National Alliances of Filipino Women, Philippines
  32. Insurgent Women’s Network, Mexico
  33. #keinemehr (Germany)
  34. Kongreya Star, Rojava – North East Syria
  35. Kufa e.V., Germany
  36. Kuña Sororas Collective, Paraguay
  37. Kurdish Women’s Relations Office (REPAK), Iraqi Kurdistan
  38. Latin American Association for Alternative Development, ALDEA, Ecuador
  39. Latin American Feminist Network: community spaces for self-care Ecuador
  40. Latin American Network against gender violence, regional
  41. Macarena, Colombia
  42. Madre Tierra Newspaper, Medellín, Colombia
  43. Mapuche women’s network Trawun pu zomo, Cholchol commune, Wallmapu
  44. MuMaLa-Women of the Latin American Matria, Argentina
  45. MundoSur, regional
  46. Ñotyhara feminist collective, Paraguay
  47. OSU Women, Paraguay
  48. Platform of Feminist University Women – PUF, Paraguay
  49. Pocho house cultural still life, Ludueña, Rosario, Argentina
  50. Politically Incorrect Collective, Mexico
  51. Popular Female Front, Ecuador
  52. Red Colectivas Feministas de Michoacán, Mexico.
  53. Relatives and companions of victims and survivors of femicides, Ecuador.
  54. Resistance Theater, Chile
  55. Ruda Collective Feminist Ecuador
  56. SERUNI, Indonesia
  57. SETAA Communities – Planters of Territories, Waters and Autonomies, affected by Hidroituango
  58. Siona Buenavista Indigenous Reservation, Colombia
  59. Socio-environmental Committee of the 8M Feminist Coordinator, Chile
  60. Stop Honor Killings, Iran
  61. Sycorax Collective, Quito, Ecuador
  62. Team for addressing gender violence of La Red Agroecológica, Paraguay
  63. The Purple Comadres, Venezuela
  64. Women and the Sixth, Mujeres y La Sexta, Mexico
  65. Women’s Council of the Future Party, North East Syria
  66. Women Corporation, San Pedro de la Paz, Wallmapu
  67. Women for Change, Ecuador
  68. Women from Alternative Vision, Mujeres de Visión Alternativa, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
  69. Women’s Initiative Against Feminicide and Occupation, MENA Region
  70. Women’s House – Bañado Tacumbu, Paraguay
  71. Women Movement for Water and Territories (central zone), Chile
  72. Women’s Network, Sweden
  73. Women of Somos Cerro Blanco, Chile
  74. Women’s Organization of Santa Úrsula

 

INDIVIDUALS:

  1. Ajal Yaakun Feminist Collective, Mexico
  2. Alehli Sánchez Paz, “Science for the people” and “Network of resistance and rebellion” Tlalpan, Mexico
  3. Alejandra Delgado, Ecuador
  4. Alejandra Ramirez Bravo, Ecuador
  5. Alejandra Rubí Villalobos Flores, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  6. Alejandra Yépez Jácome, Ecuador
  7. Alicia Ortega, Sycorax Collective, Quito, Ecuador
  8. Alisson Cadena (Collective From the Margin)Ecuador
  9. Alma Rosana Gutiérrez Ruiz, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  10. Ana Carolina Henao Vargas, Medellin
  11. Ana Carolina Herrera Galeano, Collective of Afro Las Malungas Women, Colombia
  12. Ana Cisneros, Ecuador
  13. Ana Elena Contreras, Collective Las del Aquelarre Feminista.
  14. Ana Isabel González Correa, Colombia
  15. Ana Sandoval, Mexico
  16. Andrea Reinoso (Collective From the Margin)Ecuador
  17. Angeles Almaguer, Ollin Collective
  18. Angie Vanessita (Illustrator),Ecuador
  19. Antonia Alemán Andrade, State of Mexico.
  20. Anyi Sierra Yanéz Montería, Colombia
  21. Araceli Mondragón Sánchez, human rights defender, CDMX, MEXICO
  22. Araceli Osorio Martínez – Human Rights Defender – Mexico City
  23. Beatriz Rivero Martínez, 12 Native Peoples of Tecamac, State of Mexico
  24. Beatriz Torres Beristain, Xalapa, Veracruz
  25. Bertha Díaz, Sycorax Collective, Quito, Ecuador
  26. Betty Ruth Lozano-Lerma, black woman, Cali, Colombia
  27. Betty Varela (Collective From the Margin)Ecuador
  28. Blanca López, Mexico
  29. Carla Casas Bolivia
  30. Carolina Bedoya Soto, Medellin
  31. Carmen Mora Villalpando, Alina Sánchez School of Community Health
  32. Carolina Morales, Colombia
  33. Catalina Duque Martínez, Medellin, Colombia
  34. Catherine Walsh, academic and activist, Ecuador
  35. Catla Santana Bustamante, journalist, Social Convergence, Chile
  36. Caterin Andrea David Benitez, Colombia
  37. Cecilia Jaramillo Jaramillo, Ecuador
  38. Cindy Borrero Velásquez, Medellin
  39. Clara Cruz Gómez, Collective Cereza Chiapas, Mexico.
  40. Claudia Muñiz, Communist Party, Mexico.
  41. Cristina Cucurí Miñarcaja, Provincial Re of Kichwa Women’s Organizations of Chimborazo-Ecuador.
  42. Cristina Llanquileo Romero, Mapuche, Wallmapu, Chile.
  43. Cristina Tobón, Medellin, Colombia
  44. Daniela Alcívar, Sycorax Collective, Quito, Ecuador
  45. Daniela Zárate, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  46. Darly Johanna García, Association of environmentalist peasant women, ASMUCACD,
  47. Derly Constanza Cuetia Dagua, Nasa woman, Colombia
  48. Diana Aranguré, “Mujeres Tierra” and “Mexicali Resiste”, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
  49. Diana Cristina Rubio Rodríguez, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  50. Diana Patricia Álvarez Urrego, Colombia
  51. Dolores Patricia Castellanos Zavala, San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas; Mexico.
  52. Durley Pérez Sandoval, La Estrella, Antioquia
  53. Edith Na savi Herrera Martínez, Guerrero Mountain, Tikoso Cultural Center, Mexico
  54. Elizabeth Contreras, Querétaro, Mexico.
  55. Elizabeth López Canelas Quechua – Bolivia
  56. Elsie Monge (Ecumenical Commission for Human Rights CEDHU, Ecuador
  57. Elvira Madrid Romero, Street Brigade in Support of Women, “Elisa Martínez”, A.C. Mexico
  58. Epiphany Pérez Vázquez, Mexico.
  59. Erandi Villavicencio, Ecuador
  60. Eréndira Magaly Romo Pedroza, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco
  61. Ericka Zamora Pardo, Solidarity Network Decade Against Impunity, Mexico City
  62. Erika Arteaga Cruz (mother of two wawas: Flavia and Lucas), Ecuador
  63. Estefanía Terán (From the Margin Collective)Ecuador
  64. Eulogia Tapia – Observatory for the Enforceability of Women’s Rights – La Paz Bolivia
  65. Eva Tovar Hirashima, California, USA
  66. Evelyn López Simental, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco
  67. Fabiola Raquel Antillón Castellanos. San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
  68. Fernanda Navarro, Mexico
  69. Francisca Fernández Droguett Chile
  70. Frida María Villalobos Balderas, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  71. Gabriela Aguilar Martín, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  72. Gabriela Cárdenas Flores, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  73. Gabriela Paz Arroyo, Biobío, Chile
  74. Gabriela Ponce, Sycorax Collective, Quito, Ecuador
  75. Geraldina Guerra Garcés, Ecuador
  76. Gretel Galeano, Permanent Assembly for Human Rights Regional Catamarca, Argentina.
  77. Helânia Thomazine Porto, Coletivo Mulheres Insubmissas, Universidade do Estado da Bahia (UNEB), Brazil
  78. Janeth Guerrero, Ecuador
  79. Juana Calle Aymara Carangas Bolivia
  80. Julia Palacios Perea, Association of the control bodies of the comptrollers’ offices, ASDECCOL, Colombia
  81. Juliana Centeno (From the Margin Collective)Ecuador
  82. Juliana Díaz Lozano, Virginia Bolten Free Chair, Argentina.
  83. Juliana Space, Paraguay
  84. Julieth Arias Mesa, Illegal Element, Colombia
  85. Katherine Garzón (Fight – Popular feminist organization)
  86. Karina Rivas Cardona, sitARTE, art with meaning, Colombia
  87. Karina Rivas are from Malunga, Afro Las Malungas Women’s Collective, Colombia
  88. Karla Vega (Fight – Popular Feminist Organization), Ecuador
  89. Kattya Hernández, decul collective, Ecuador
  90. Katy Alvarez, Ecuador
  91. Kruskaya Hidalgom Ecuador
  92. Laura Leaño Martínez, Medellín, Colombia
  93. Laura Torres Martínez, Human Rights Defender, DF, Mexico, Erika Izbeth Martínez Romero, Human Rights Defender, C. D. M. X.
  94. Leslie de la Cruz Onofre, Movement for Truth and Justice of relatives of missing persons from the “Dirty War” of the 60s, 70s and 80s of the last century in the State of Guerrero, Mexico
  95. Laura Andrea Aristizábal Agudelo, Círculo Mujeres, University of Antioquia, Colombia
  96. Lina Maria Espinosa, Rights Coordinator
  97. Liz Torres (From the Margin Collective)Ecuador
  98. Lluvia Cervantes, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  99. Lucía Zavala Navarro, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco, Mexico
  100. Luz Mery González Caicedo, Popular Women’s Network and Ruta Pacifica, Colombia
  101. Maider Elortegui Uriarte, Mexico City
  102. Mama Mercedes Tunubalá, Misak woman, Mayor of Silvia Cauca, Colombia
  103. Mandeep Dhillon, Community Health Brigade 43, Veracruz, Mexico
  104. Marcela Fernández Camacho, Collective Cereza Chiapas, Mexico
  105. Marely Reyes Rodriguez, Collective Las del Aquelarre Feminista.
  106. María Antonia Orrego Martínez La Ceja, University of Antioquia, Medellín
  107. María auxiliadira Balladares, Sycorax Collective, Quito, Ecuador
  108. María Cristina Montejo Briceño, Xunaan Institute, Mexico
  109. María del Carmen López Almazán, CODEM, (Oaxaca)
  110. María Elena Santos Bartolo, 43rd Community Health Brigade, Guerrero, Mexico
  111. María Eugenia Ramírez Brisneda. Women for Peace, Colombia
  112. María Fabiola Sandoval Noreña, Rionegro, Medellín
  113. María José Machado Arevalo, Ecuador
  114. María Leticia Mesa Ortiz, Pajaras, Colombia
  115. María Rebeca Huitzil George, Puebla, Mexico
  116. María Victoria Serna Henao, Peasant Association of Antioquia ACA, Colombia
  117. Mariana Aguirre González, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco, Mexico
  118. Maribel Núñez, Afro-Dominican Action, Dominican Republic.
  119. Maricarmen Ramírez Hernández | Mexico
  120. Mariela Muñoz, Argentina
  121. Marina Casales- Teacher- researcher. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences – National University of Misiones (UNaM) – Argentine Republic.
  122. Marisa Isabel Altamirano Díaz, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco
  123. Marisol Rodríguez, Ecuador
  124. Marlyn Maca Sánchez, Cali, Colombia
  125. Martha Desiree Barojas Ortuño Free Project: Education and Autonomy
  126. Martha Figueroa, Mujeres Libres COLEM, AC, Mexico.
  127. Matilde Ortuño Vilchis, Free Project: Education and Autonomy
  128. Mayleth Echegollen Guzman
  129. Melissa Ceja Covarrubias, Mexican Feminist Activist.
  130. Metzeri Ixchel Avila San Martín – Veracruzano Front for the Life and Rights of Women – Mexico
  131. Mireya Lara Saavedra. Provincial Coordination, Standing Committee on Human Rights of Working Women of Chimborazo.
  132. Mishel Báez, Ecuador
  133. Monica Pastrano, Ecuador
  134. Monserrat Candia Rocha, Green Ecologist Party, Chile
  135. Nancy Botero Areiza, University of Antioquia, Medellín
  136. Nashielly Cortez, Mexico
  137. Natalia Sierra, Ecuador
  138. Nayibe Chavarriaga Álvarez, Medellin, Colombia
  139. Nibid Osorio Correa, Medellin
  140. Nuriluz Hermosilla Osorio, archaeologist, Santiago de Chile
  141. N. Yumico Katiuzka, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  142. Olga Sofía Villa Salazar, Colombia
  143. Olivia Ortiz, ADAS, Mexico
  144. Olowailli Green Santamaria, female Guna Dule, senARTE, Medellín.
  145. Paola Maldonado Tobar, Geographer, Ecuador.
  146. Paola Mendoza Lomelí, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  147. Patricia Aracil Santos, Collective Cereza Chiapas, Mexico.
  148. Patricia Carrión (Ecumenical Commission for Human Rights CEDHU)Ecuador
  149. Patricia González Zuniga, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico North Border
  150. Patricia Ortega, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco
  151. Perla Castillo-Solis, Mexico
  152. Perla Orquidea Fragoso Lugo, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
  153. Rilda Paco Bolivia
  154. Rodriguez Ojeda Lesly, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco, Mexico
  155. Ruth Elena Zubiria Pérez Colombia Humana Riohacha La Guajira
  156. Ruth Ramírez Olivares, Ddeser Jalisco
  157. Sara Critina Tejada Chávez – Popayán
  158. Sara Kendall, Alina Sánchez School of Community Health, Vancouver, Canada
  159. Sashenka Fierro Resendiz, Colectivo Comunidad Circular AC, from Ensenada, BC
  160. Shaila Ruíz, Mexico
  161. Silvia Aristizabal López, Theologian – Missionary
  162. Silvia Pérez Echeverry, Plastic artist, Medellín
  163. Silvia Reséndiz Flores, Colectivo Mujeres Tierra AC de Mexicali
  164. Stephanie Altamirano (Fight – Popular Feminist Organization), Ecuador
  165. Tamara Soledad Cuello, Work Presentation and Research “There is Something That Deserves to Live on This Land. Los 194 y 1 | 2” Social Psychologist, General Rodríguez, Argentina.
  166. Tania Jocelyn Jiménez Mexía, Mexico
  167. Tania Patricia Origel Covarrubias, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco
  168. Valentina Bermúdez Casas, Colombia
  169. Valeria Olvera Perrusquía, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  170. Veliz Zepeda, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  171. Veronica Marin Martínez, ANIMO Jalisco, National Assembly for the Independence of Mexico
  172. Verónica Rubí Beltrán Rizo, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Jalisco
  173. Vilma Rocío Almendra, Nasa / Misak woman, Cauca
  174. Yanett Medrano Valdez, Puno, Peru
  175. Yannia Sofía Garzón Valencia, Caretaker of Life, Colombia
  176. Yendar Guadalupe Soto Flores, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  177. Yolanda Fernández Godínez, Los Zurdos Collective, State of Mexico
  178. Yolanda R. Arvizu, Network for Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Mexico, Ddeser Querétaro.
  179. Yoli Astrid Chantre, Nasa Thinking Thinking Women’s Movement, Colombia.
  180. Yuli Tatiana lan fuentes, San Antonio, Antioquia, Colombia
  181. Yvets Morales Medina, Ecuador

 

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