Now with Japanese subtitles: Film about the 2nd World Women’s Conference of grassroots women in 2016 in Kathmandu

2016 年ネパール、カトマンズ開催
第 2 回世界草の根女性会議
6 日間に渡って繰り広げられた世界女性会
48 か国から
1300 人が参加。
代表団は 40 か国から 74
、ボランテ ィアは 200
人以上に及んだ。 10 のワークショップでは参加者が女性運動の中心とな
段階 には 61
6 日間 の 英語版
を インターネット
上で 発表。
2016 年にはドイツ語版が完成。


Women are climbing the highest mountains!

This was the motto of the six-days of the self-organized World Women’s Conference of grassroots women in Kathmandu, Nepal. 1,300 participants from 48 countries took part, including 74 delegates from 40 countries and more than 200 volunteer helpers. In ten workshops, the participants discussed central issues of the women’s movement. Women’s organisations from 61 countries were actively involved in the preparation programme.


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Call for the International Seminar 2018

European Coordinators of the World Women’s Conference


Halinka Augustin / Netherlands

Susanne Bader / Germany

World women focus their strategic view!
They call for participation in  
the International Seminar on the Theory of the Liberation of Women!

In accordance with the resolutions of the 2nd World  Women‘s Conference of grassroots women in 2016, the World Coordinators are preparing an International Seminar on the Theory of the Liberation of Women.
It will take place from 2nd to 4th December in India, Bangalore.

We are delighted with the invitation from representatives of the Indian women’s movement. They will welcome us in Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka in the southwest of the country.

For three days, the seminar will offer all interested women the opportunity to discuss theories of women’s liberation in a spirit of solidarity and militancy.
The seminar is based on the realization from the Second World Women‘s Conference that

“The increasing crises of imperialism … challenge the masses, especially the women of the world, to take up the struggle for their future. Increasingly, we need to discuss and search for alternatives. We need to look for answers.“

(Kathmandu resolution 2016)

After these three days we will have the opportunity to visit Indian women’s organisations.

To prepare for this trip, study meetings are currently taking place in several cities in Germany and the Netherlands. Interested women are welcome to join in.

Every woman who is interested can participate in the international seminar in India. We will circulate all known contact addresses via the homepage of the World Women‘s Conference. In this way, interested women can get together to prepare and organise the trip together. In Germany, information can also be obtained from the women’s association Courage.

Flights must be booked to Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru. We will continuously inform you about further facts such as accommodation, conference site etc. on the homepage.

For now the following is important:
You will need a tourist visa which you should apply for as soon as possible. Your passport must remain valid for at least 6 months after your return.

We hope to hear from you and we look forward to seeing you in India!

With many greetings of solidarity,

Suse and Halinka

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Film “We want Shamla back in Nepal”

Dear friends,

may be you have heard that we have had a march yesterday to bring back a German delegate named Shamla to Nepal. Here you can see a film on our march.

In solidarity

Halinka/European WWC Coordinator

For background information please also read article below.

We want Shamla in Nepal!

„We want Shamla in Nepal!“

The young delegate Shamla Sarabi from Essen/Germany, born in Afghistan, was not allowed to come to WWC but was kept at the Kathmandu Airport by Nepali Authorities und forced to fly back with the next available airplane to Dubai. The reason given for this by Nepali Authority was that her passport, despite a fully valid, would not be readable by maschine.

This is a scandal. We organized a rally to Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our African delegates from eleven African countries passed the following resolution which we all support:

Letter of protest  to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal

We, the African women’s delegation representing 11 African countries as part of the 2nd World Women’s Conference of grass-roots women from 13 to 18 March, 2016 in Kathmandu/Nepal, strongly condem the harrassment and deportation of Ms. Shamla Sarabi from Afghanistan, who has the right to live in Germany. Shamla is being deported on very unclear grounds. She has a valid passport and a valid visa so she has the right to enter Nepal. She is being held in Dubai against her will, thus refusing to be forcefully put on a plane to Germany.

Therefore we demand:

She is to be allowed to return to Kathmandu to participate in the 2nd World Women’s Conference, where up to a thousand women from more than 45 countries all over the world will gather.

– The Nepali goverment should take responsibilty for her most direct flight back to Kathmandu as soon as possible.

We stand in solidarity with her. If our demands are not met, we will organize appropriate action.

We the undersigned, representatives from the following countries

Namibia, South Africa, Kenya, Eritrea, Tunisa, Morocco, Egypt, Congo, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghan

Concept workshop No. 4: Women at work

  1. Working women, their role in the struggle as part of the labor movement and in trade unions

Themes working women – equal pay for equal work – women and union work – child care at the workplace – discrimination against mothers – political and economic review of the situation of women – discrimination against women in access to leading positions – the situation of young women

The organization of the workshop

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Concept workshop no. 3: Wars of Aggresion

Xaya Nehmet (Kurdish name Rengin Renas); Representative of the Womens’ Protection Units (YPJ).

On my behalf, and that of the Women’s Protection Units, YPJ, I would like to commend this conference; which we consider a major step confirming the will, strength, and role of women in the achievement of social change and renaissance. I would also like to extend to you the greetings of each and every one of my comrades in the trenches, battling to defend every inch of Rojava, Syria; fighting on behalf, and in the name of, all women in the world.

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