NWFN STATEMENT: Solidarity with Honduran women in struggle
Published Oct 7, 2009 5:59 PM
The following statement was issued to the women of Honduras who are
organizing against the illegal military coup and for the restoration of
President Manuel Zelaya. The statement was signed by women activists and
leaders from around the U.S.
The National Women’s Fightback Network stands in solidarity with all of
our Honduran sisters who are in the resistance movement in opposition to the
illegal Micheletti government.
We support all of the courageous women who are opposing the criminal military
coup d’etat, with special recognition to all of you who are playing a
prominent role in the leadership of the resistance movement.
Your strength, bravery and determination are an inspiration to women
The National Women’s Fightback Network wholly backs all of those who are
fighting for a new society in Honduras and a Constitution that puts
people’s needs first, and who are demanding the reinstatement of the
democratically elected government of President Manuel Zelaya.
We join with progressive forces around the world who are speaking out to
deplore the coup government’s political repression, its illegal decrees
against your democratic rights to organize, march and speak out, and all of its
attempts to suppress the strong and resolute people’s movement.
The National Women’s Fightback Network is in solidarity with all of your
demands for women’s rights, which have been put forward by Women in
Resistance and other popular women’s organizations and activists.
We are with you in the fight for a true People’s Constitution which
guarantees women’s social, political and economic rights; this includes
guaranteed access to employment, land, territory, health, education and much
more. It also insures women’s participation in the new Constitutional
Assembly—an absolute necessity.
We know that women in struggle throughout the world are with you at this
crucial time. You have our utmost solidarity and heartfelt sisterhood.
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