Without revolutionary struggle of women,
there will Not
be any change!
“International Women's Day”, is coming. This day commemorates the heroic
struggle of women textile workers in New York that inspired the organized
struggle of worldwide women.
8th of March, we wish
neither flowers nor formal congratulation. We ask neither for advertising and
media nor for dozens of academic statistics proving we are oppressed. We want
no pity. We demand neither budget to celebrate this day nor your permission for
our struggle continuity.
In this extremely
patriarchal word, we as women, have to keep fighting continuously, regardless
of our age, nationality, social class, language, sexual orientation and
religion … 24 hours a day and all days of year. But March 8 is the symbol of
united women’s struggle against sexuality injustice, to create a new world bassed on equality.
March 8 is the day for
women to occupy the streets; the day to break the defined frameworks such as
“girlish”, “natural”, “conventional”, “private” and traditional, and stereotype
and family and ethnic and tribe …. and the day to break down any barrier which
hinder our struggle and silence our voice. The day of being seen our struggles
in each moment and seconds.
March8 is a day to challenging
patriarchal imperialism around the world; in the streets, homes, factories,
offices, farms, universities, schools and …. In oppressed countries where
religious fundamentalism is growing day by day and also in capitalist countries
where women gained few basic civil rights; Rights that are even about to be
We are approaching March 8
at a time when women in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria face unimaginable
pressure because of imperialist invasions and occupations on the one hand, and
the rise of Islamic fundamentalists on the other. The warmongering and brutal
occupations by imperialist powers seeking to control the region under different
pretexts, and the rise of Islamist forces who are competing with each other in
backwardness, has put imposed an even harsher situation on women in this
We are approaching 8th of March
this year in a situation where women in the so-called advanced capitalist
countries are suffering from oppression. Their bodies and lives are under the
control of male supremacy in various ways. Even though women in the Western
countries are considered equal under law, discrimination against women in
different forms exists and a male chauvinist system is reproduced continuously.
Violence against women in forms such as rape and domestic violence is
widespread. The right to abortion is limited in various countries. The
situation in these countries has given rise to many forms of protest against
the degradation of women.
Women's struggle on a
world scale has been a source of inspiration for us and all those determined to
fight and eradicate the oppression and subjugation of women. There is no doubt
that we have a tough and tortuous path in front of us. But the situation and
conditions of millions of women in the world is such that we can no longer
tolerate such insulting and contemptible treatment.
Along with this day, “La platforme des femmes du 8mars de Belgique” calls for all
opposing fighting people to join us for the international action; a calling to
end women’s suppression. Slavery era has to be terminated for real.
The organized, widespread
and revolutionary struggle of women is the key to win!
It’s time to tear down our slavery
No to patriarchal
imperialism! No to religious fundamentalism!
Women Rise up! Struggle and rebellion does not need a special occasion.
Women Rise up! Revolution does not need an invitation.
Women Rise up! Find your sisters and friends and join with those who are
part of this revolutionary transformation.
Women Rise up! Unleash your courage, power, anger, strength and will.
You can and you must cry out for those who are the most downtrodden and who
are the most silenced.
You can and you must in the midst of these most pessimistic times of
defeats unleash the most courageous and passionate/vibrant struggle.
You can and you must with your generous and powerful hands... shake this
You can and you must break all the chains of oppression and exploitation so
that no force can ever re-enchain women or anybody else.
Time: Saturday, 5 March 2016, 12:30u.
Place: Place de la Monnaie, 1000 Brussels
La plate-forme des femmes
du 8 mars de Belgique
Les organisateurs: L’Union
des Femmes Socialistes / email@example.com
L’Organisation des Femmes
du 8 mars (Iran-Afghanistan) / www.8mars.com
L’Institut Kurde de
Bruxelles / www.kurdishinstitute.be
Le Mouvement des Femmes
Kurdes en Belgique