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On International Women's Day Together against exploitation, oppression and occupation

On International Women's Day Together against exploitation, oppression and occupation

2019-03-10
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On March 8, International Women’s Day, Palestinian men, women, and peasants, declare their unity against exploitation, oppression and occupation; against tyrannical and repressive forces, and call for true equality between women and men: economic, social and political equality, for women make one half of our society. On International Women's Day, we reaffirm our deep conviction and advocation for women's liberation and equality, as attaining complete freedom, progress, and prosperity in a society is contingent upon women's freedom and equal participation in the political, economic and social sphere as men. On this International Women's Day: a tribute to the Palestinian woman, we salute her perseverance in her fight for equality... Greetings to her as she persists in her struggle against oppression and adversity in all its forms ... Greetings to her as she stands tall against the Israeli occupation … Greetings to rural women and farmers in their unwavering steadfastness and resilience, emphasizing that they are the salt of this holy land. It is thus imperative to adopt the principle of equality between women and men at the forefront of our values as a peasant movement. We deeply oppose discrimination against rural women in our society and stress the necessity of full equality with men. A society that does not recognize and follow the principle of equality between the sexes, but discriminates against women, will never progress but be subject to further derailment. Grounded in our belief and commitment, we maintain our efforts in supporting rural women in Palestine and underscore the vital roles they play in the economic survival of their families. As such, we urge the Palestinian Authority, all political entities, and institutions to assert women's equality in all economic, social and political spheres by adopting tangible actions and measures to actualize their conviction. In order to enhance the pivotal role of Palestinian women in agricultural and productive work, we believe that implementing food sovereignty as a comprehensive and realistic concept in Palestine will ensure that women are granted more rights and equity. Afterall, more than 70% of agricultural food and crops are produced by Palestinian women. On this International Women's Day, we salute and pay our respects to the martyrs of the Palestinian Women's Movement ... Greetings to all the determined women and men who fight against discrimination, and fight for equality, social justice and liberation ... Greetings to all members of La Via Campesina. A special tribute to that brave Palestinian woman, guardian of our survival, sustenance and life. Happy International Women’s Day to all Palestinian women and peasants! La Via Campesina Palestine March 8th, 2019