The Coalition of Women for a Just Peace (CWP)

March 17, 2010

We are an organization of women in Israel, created in November 2000.The groups that founded the Coalition of Women for a Just Peace are Machsom Watch, Noga Feminist Journal, Women in Black, The Fifth Mother TANDI, Bat Shalom, New Profile and NELED.

The coalition fighting to end the occupation, the participation of women in peace negotiations, to end the militarization of Israeli society and justice for Palestinian citizens of Israel .

We also fight for social equality and justice for all inhabitants of Israel .

We also have our campaigns and educational activities.

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Rawa

March 4, 2010

Rawa is an association of women in Afghanistan. This association is fighting for human rights and social justice in Aftanistán.Rawa was founded in 1977 by Meena Keshwar Kamal.

RAWA is a non-violent feminist group working for multilateral disarmament, the establishment of a secular Democracy in Afghanistan, and freedom and rights for women. It is a humanitarian organization running a hospital, medical clinics, schools, literacy programs, orphanages, work programs for widows and providing aid to Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

Rawa was fundated in 1977 by Meena Keshwar Kamal.

Meena was a women’s rights activist. Meena left the university to devote herself as a social activist to organize and educate women. she campaigned against what she perceived as a Russian puppet state controlling Afghanistan, and organized meetings in schools to mobilize support against it.

Meena was assassinated in Quetta, Pakistan on February 4, 1987 by the agents of KHAD.

RAWA’s efforts are an excellent example to other nations also striving to reform their societies from the inside, to expand exposure to humanist ideals and ethics where they are lacking.


Mothers of Plaza de Mayo

March 2, 2010

The mothers of plaza de mayo is an organization formed during military government of Argentina between 1976 and 1983. They work in human rights activists in order to reunite with their children missing.

Every Thursday since 30th April 1977, they walked for a half hour round in one of the most emblematic squares in Buenos Aires:  ‘’Plaza de Mayo’’, just in front of government house.

In protests, they wear white scarve with their children’s names embroidered, to symbolize the nappyof the lost children.

They have created a university, a radio, a TV program, a literary coffee…

They fight continues each day to don’t forget the cause and try that things like this does not happen one more time.

You can visit their webs sites:

http://www.madres.org/

http://www.madres.org/univupmpm/univumpm.asp

http://www.madres.org/radio/radio.asp


WOMEN IN BLACK

February 18, 2010

Hellow we are going to talk about women in black.

Women in black is a world-wide network of women committed to peace with justice and actively opposed to injustice, war, militarism and other forms of violence. An important focus is challenging the militarist polices of our own governments. We are not an organisation, but a means of communicating and a formula for action.

A vigil, as we use the term, generally means a nonviolent demonstration of one or more people in which we hold signs in a public location to express our political views.

Women in black, as we know it today, began in 1988, 20 years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza, the Palestinian intifada began. In response Israeli Jewish women began to stand in weekly vigils in public places, usually at busy crossroads.

For more information click here


CODEPINK

February 18, 2010

CODEPINK is a group formed mainly by women, who fight to stop current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, avoid new wars and to try to make the current goverment more pacific.
The group was born in the United States in 2002.

They make funny and informal demonstrations wearing pink clothes where they shout the things they want.

You can participate like you prefer. Here we leave a link where you can see the different forms to participate and to know more particular things about the group.

Links
http://www.codepink4peace.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_Pink

http://elproyectomatriz.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/movimiento-codepink-por-la-verdad/