Every 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.
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 Coruña 2019 Program
June 20, 21 & 22
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.
Its objective is to defend human rights, international humanitarian law and the right to refuge. It promotes participation and involvement.
Opens a meeting space to search for answers collectively. It delves into the causes of events in order to contrast the information.
We can participate as an expression of commitment to peace and the right to refuge.
A Coruña, from 20 to 22 June 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"
Mª Antonia Trillo Blanco
(Dra. en Socioloxía e Secretaria de Feminismos en Podemos Galicia)
(Profesor de Economía Aplicada da USC e membro de ATTAC)
(Economista e Deputado de En Marea)
Lugar: Forum Propolis