Answer from Shiela: Dear European coordinatiors, I express my heartfelt gratitude, on behalf of Nepalese masses. Your effort of solidarity definitely strengths the will power of women in the process of world women conference, to help the needy people who are ignored by the state. For sure once the situation gets stable we will give the report. Though I am unable to build contact with other coordinators in Nepal, but I hope they are physically uninjured. Once more I would like to extend my thanks for your valueable contribution at very vulnerable situation, and hope for the same in future. In struggle, Shiela. **** European Coordinators Monika, Halinka, Angélica, Maria 21-05-2015 To the Coordinators in Nepal CC to all World Coordinators Dear Durga, Sarita and Shiela, we are tremendously happy that we can transfer 20.020,22 €uro from Germany, the
Netherlands and France. What is special about these funds is, that they mainly come from many small-scale and micro donations. About 10,000 discussions were held for it, the women mainly collected on May Day also among workers. This included speaking about the World Women’s Conference and the important union of the 8 women’s organisations in Nepal. We emphasised that the 8 women’s organisations are not dependent on cooperation with the government, like the international charitiy organisations are, but have deep roots among the masses of the women. The women are of course curious to get to know at a later time how the money was used. Whenever you will have a clear head again to write about this, we are happy to get a report. But of course there is no hurry! Continue reading “20.020,22 Euro for Nepal!”
We, Monika and Halinka are back from a very successful meeting in Nepal.
We are sending you all decisions and resolutions as well as some pictures enclosed, so that you may have an impression of the meeting yourselves.
The most important result is that the eight women’s organisations in Nepal work together very closely and have set course for the World Women’s Conference 2016 despite all the conflicts between their parties. In this spirit we decided upon the following resolutions (among others):
The 4th World Meeting of coordinators for the 2nd World Women’s Conference took place from the 10th till the 15th of March 2015 in Katmandu/Nepal. Together with the wonderful women of the eight women’s organizations (United Women’s Association) we make a call to all the women of the world:
Start NOW with the intensive preparation for the 2nd World Women’s Conference!
wir bitten um weitere Verbreitung/Veröffentlichung dieser Bitte von Kapatiran und den politisch gefangenen Frauen in Manila.
Dagmar Eberhard i. A. Vorstand DeutschPhilippinische Freunde e.V.
Last Sunday (15 February 2015) Pido and I visited the women political detainees in the Female Detention Center — 4th floor — Taguig City Jail Building in Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig. There are nine women political detainees and a two-month old baby boy. They are: — Loida Magpatoc — Evelyn Legazpi– Miguela Peniero– Gemma Carag– Rhea Pareja– Marissa Escobido– Pastora Latagan– Andre Rosal– Madel Torres and her baby : Karl Ladimer Torres
Madel is a GABRIELA member and actively organized the women in their community in Quezon province. She is married and has a 3 year old son. She was arrested sometime in mid-2014 when she came to Manila for a medical check-up because she was experiencing difficulties in her second pregnancy. She was detained at the Taguig City Jail and in November she was brought to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Manila where she gave birth on 19 November.
Worldwide meeting of the coordinators, October 11-13, 2013
Women gathered in South Africa for the 2nd coordinators meeting preparing the 2nd World Women’s Conference 2016 passed the following resolutions:
1. Resolution on Mary Zamora aus Ecuador
Women gathered in South Africa for the 2nd coordinators meeting preparing the 2nd World Women’s Conference 2016 want to express their solidarity with our comrade Mary Zamora, former UNE’s president (Union of Ecuadorian Educators) for her unjust and anti-democratic conviction of 8 years of prison due to the persecution of president Correa’s government to the real popular fighters.
2. Resolution on South African Mine Strikes
291.865 employees of mine industries in South Africa, Anglo-America Platinum, Kumba Iron Ore and Anglo-Ashanti, in strikes 40 workers were killed and 78 injured last year. That is ongoing strikes, demanding their wage increase and better conditions of work in all mine sectors. As women we express our solidarity with South African Workers.