Women's Conference -
Caracas/Venezuela – 4 to 8 March 2011
„About the future of the militant world women's movement!“
of the final plenary session on 7 March 2011)
We do agree on the fundamental principles of our work: To struggle for
the liberation of women and against imperialism – its exploitation of the
workers all over the world, against starvation, against mass unemployment,
against the destruction of the natural environment, against the dependence that
imperialism has imposed upon us, the peoples and nations, as well as against
neo-colonialism and colonialism.
The necessary historical change is neither a formal one, nor an exchange
of persons but a transformation of the capitalist system which is the reason
for the crisis and for the serious problems that humankind has to tackle.
The other, just world that we want covers many movements and ways of
struggle, experiences to organize ourselves.
Many of us are working for the socialist alternative as an answer to the
desire for a better world! The ideas of that are diverse and this is why we
consider the debate about a perspective as necessary in order to promote the
women's struggle so that they will fight in the first row to conquer our
rights: against sexual exploitation, women/child trafficking, for equal wages
and for the right for a worthy and safe job, social rights, the protection of
the environment, against racism and xenophobia, for the right to participate in
politics with equal rights etc.
The worldwide militant women's movement needs to closely cooperate for
all of that and to unite and coordinate itself, learn
from each other and struggle jointly. This is the most important message of
this enthusiastic first World Women's of Rank-and-file Women 2011 in Caracas/Venezuela.
The decisive basis for all that are the militant women’s movements in
the single countries, to win over the women of the exploited classes and
sectors, the progressive, democratic, intelectual women, the scientists,
artists and young women.
We want to carry out further World Women's Conferences of Rank-and-file
Women as a highlight in the development and strenghtening of the national,
regional, continental and international women's movement! They are to take
place every five years and on another continent or in another region in future.
We will meet within one year to evaluate the many and diverse
experiences of this first WWC, and we have to carry out this evaluation in our
countries and organizations to qualify the reached successes and the limits of
the preparation process and of the realization.
Regional, national or continental meetings will take place during this
time, being prepared by the present initiator's committee which will continue
its work provisionally until the final worldwide committee will be fixed in one
representatives will be determinded on the continental or
regional meetings (Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, North America). There will be two main representatives
per region/continent as well as two deputies. This composition can be expanded
during the preparation of the second conference if necessary. As soon as the
venue for the next World Women's Conference is fixed two more women from this
region/continent will join the worldwide preparatory committee.
The determination the representatives for the worldwide preparatory
committee of the second conference must be the result of a democratic process
involving and strengthening the militant women's movement.
The Worldwide Preparatory Comittee of the second conference has a
coordinating function. It does not have an organized and/or political structure
and will work in a democratic way on eye level, respecting the autonomy of the
participating countries and organizations. It will further work being built on
the principles and the further documents that have been approved for the first
World Women's Conference.
We want to develop the militant women's movement in each country and
focus our power on three worldwide days of struggle of the militant women's
we also want to develop different forms of struggle, of solidarity and of
mobilization to spread the decisions that were approved by the women during
the delegates’ conference and in the
We conduct a preparatory campaign for 8 March during the entire year to
regain its historical importance as day of memory and of women's struggle who are fighting all over the world against capitalist rule,
against patriarchy, against imperialism and for the liberation of humankind.
On 1 May , the day of struggle of the workers
of the world, we especially express our opinion for the labor rights of women
and against exploitative child labor.
On 25 November, the day against violence against women, it is important
to accuse the different forms of violence against women, especially those who
are suffering as results of aggression and imperialist wars against the
peoples, in which women become victims and war trophies.
We declare that the struggle of the international militant women’s
movement is an inseparable part of the struggles of workers, peoples and the
entire humankind for its emancipation.
Let us organize the women! Let us develop the existing website so that
it will be the website of the World Women's Conference.
Let us work together in solidarity across country and language borders!
Let us use our rich potentials of our experiences and cultures! Let us use the
different forms of communication, coordination and cooperation in order to
deepen and widen our work. Let us break the technological wall by using
alternative forms of communication and mutual solidarity to strengthen the
world women’s movement working for our liberation.
Long live the
worldwide conferences of the militant women’s movement!
Onward with the liberation of woman
This is a our
task and challenge for the 21st century.