In opposition to the coup d’état that occurred in Honduras on June 28th, Honduran Feminists in Resistance has called for a rally on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 10am (local time) in front of U.S. Embassies and other U.S. government institutions across the Americas.
JASS, Hondurans for Democracy, CODEPINK, Women of Color United, and others are organizing a rally that will take place in the District of Columbia (D.C.) in front of the White House this Wednesday at 10am (EST). For more information view the rally flyer, press release, or call our office at 202-232-1211.
If you can’t attend, then tune-in to Radio Feminista’s live broadcast from the various demonstrations around the world starting at 10 am ET at www.radiofeminista.net.
We stand in solidarity with Honduran Femnists in Resistance and their allies around the world to call on the Obama Administration to stand firm against the coup in Honduras and on the side of democracy and the rule of law.
Honduran Feminists in Resistance demands the immediate return of the rule of law, constitutional order, respect for human rights, fulfillment of the mandate of the United Nations and the Organization of American States.
A Threat to Democracy Everywhere
For women in the Americas, democracy is a life and death issue as they struggle against impunity, the dismantling of secular states, and unchecked violence. Without democratic institutions women have limited chance of advancing equality and justice for women and for all. If the international community and the US government do not firmly reject the coup and the de facto regime, it sends a message to the powerful forces operating behind the scenes throughout Central America – including business elites, organized crime and the religious right – that a coup is an acceptable way to operate.
We urge you to join us in rallying in front of U.S. Embassies and other U.S. government institutions or to contact your government representatives to demand that the US take a strong stand on the return to the rule of law and the reinstatement of the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.