logo_a_bEvery day we receive information about serious events that impact us: wars, hunger, slavery, unemployment, violence, exclusion… that provoke the exodus of millions of people. Human beings who flee from pain, suffering and death, seeking refuge.

We are many people who want to act but do not always know how. With this intention is born   Acampa
Acampa

MANIFEST: REFUGEE WOMEN

Acampa for Peace and the Right to Shelter was born in 2016 with the clear objective of weaving a network: a movement of organizations, people and cities that join forces to defend human rights.

More than seventy years have passed since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and, unfortunately, we are far from achieving its universal application, especially when we speak of women and with special gravity when we refer to displaced or refugee women.

By decision of the organizations that make up the network Acampa, this year we put the focus especially on the REFUGEE WOMAN.

From their place of origin, every day, every minute, thousands of women are forced to move for different reasons: war, race, sexual violence, hunger, drought, lack of work, political persecution… Behind them, always the same cause, a capitalist, patriarchal and aggressive system that stimulates the accumulation of wealth in a few hands and transmits this perverse dynamic to society.

All the reasons for taking the road are powerful. They flee desperate, demoralized, attacked. With their families, with their sons and daughters; unless the journey is too dangerous to risk the lives of their loved ones, then they travel alone.

For all those who are displaced and without great resources, the road is difficult and dangerous. For the more than 32 million displaced women much more. As I write this text, many are on their way. During their journey they are exposed to hunger, thirst, exhaustion, sexual assault, lack of medical care, contraceptives, a safe place to give birth to their babies, intimacy, hygiene.

They are no different from any other woman in the world.

Young Europeans who enjoy more rights and family support are also often forced to move in search of decent work. They move around the world without too many problems and that seems normal to us and an indisputable right, of course. However, if the displaced women are poor and have a different skin colour, the governments of the European Union close their doors, make them invisible and let them die on the road or at sea, violate the international law of relief, preventing the ships of organizations that are part of the camping network – such as Proactiva Open Arms or Aita Mari de Salvamento Marítimo Humanitario – from sailing to carry out their rescue missions, which voluntarily carry out the work that the states must do.

Those displaced without resources who manage to reach a safe destination will in many cases suffer rejection, xenophobia, sexual aggression, exploitation; they will face a polarized society and a public opinion disconcerted and manipulated with so much disinformation. Social networks, the big media and especially television, controlled by financial corporations, and with the support of their parliamentary representatives, have a great responsibility in the irruption of political options of fascist ideology and in the regression of democracy and human rights.

But these women will also find the solidarity of a large part of society, aware that this planet must be of all the people who live in it or it will not be viable. That is why we build every day the Peace Camp and the Right to Shelter.

Acampa 2019

Acampa Coruña 2019 Program

June 20, 21 & 22

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It is a non-profit citizen initiative made up of social, cultural, educational, neighbourhood, political, trade union, artistic and solidarity groups, institutions and companies with social responsibility.

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Its objective is to defend human rights, international humanitarian law and the right to refuge. It promotes participation and involvement.

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Opens a meeting space to search for answers collectively. It delves into the causes of events in order to contrast the information.

Acampa is a movement that aims to create a network of information, exchange of ideas and initiatives involving about 60 organizations, mainly NGOs; there are also unions, parties and many people who think that unity and joint work are necessary to transform things that we do not like.
We can participate as an expression of commitment to peace and the right to refuge.

Acampa 2019

A Coruña, from 20 to 22 June 2019

Acampa 2017

A Coruña, from 15 to 18 June 2017

Acampa 2018

A Coruña, from 14 to 16 June 2018

Upcoming events

12 September, 2019
  • 3ª PALESTRA PÚBLICA

    12 September, 2019 | 20:00 - 21:00
    Rúa Barcelona, 115, 15010 A Coruña, España - Ver en el mapa

    Análise da situación socio política actual.
    "COMO E POR QUE CHEGAMOS A ISTO"
    Alternativas

    Falarán:
    Mª Antonia Trillo Blanco
    (Dra. en Socioloxía e Secretaria de Feminismos en Podemos Galicia)

    Gonzalo Rodríguez
    (Profesor de Economía Aplicada da USC e membro de ATTAC)

    Manuel Lago
    (Economista e Deputado de En Marea)

    Lugar: Forum Propolis

Logo Acampa It is an active citizen meeting in which we have the participation of the protagonists, victims, NGOs, journalists; projections, photography, music, theater, clowns, artistic events of all kinds. Also guided visits to know how a refugee camp is, to better understand the real causes of war.

Who can participate?

Acampa facilitates citizen participation, each person brings his or her energy, capacity and opinion along with: NGOs, associations, political organisations, trade unions, institutions, informal groups, socially responsible companies, professional groups, etc.

How can you actively participate?

Making music, theatre, photography, cinema, humour, poetry… If you have a skill you want to participate in or if you have an idea to propose, DO NOT DON’T HESITATE, JOIN!
You can collaborate with a financial aid, which will be used to support the interests and needs of refugees, in the account: ES46 1491 0001 2530 0007 7549
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