international solidarity

“I am officially legal,” gay activist Frank Mugisha tweeted shortly after Uganda’s Constitutional Court ground-breaking decision to overrule the country’s notorious anti-gay bill. Uganda’s LGBTI community and human rights activists the world over rightly applauded the ruling. However, activists are asking: is this enough?
Fungai Machirori questions how women's rights and solidarity efforts can be authentic in a world that often seems more concerned with the next big 'hashtag' movement.
Leaders of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)—Berta Cáceres, Tomás Gómez Membreño, and Aureliano Molina—have been erroneously charged with illegal land seizure, coercion, and damages for organizing the Rio Blanco community to protect their ancestral territories from companies that have begun building a dam on
Linking up at the 20th African Union (AU) Summit, women’s rights lobbyists from across the continent called for an end to all forms of violence against women. At the Pan Africanism and African Renaissance Dialogue, young women issued a statement: “We want a future free of violence against women and girls at all levels and in all spaces.
Furthering our solidarity with the people of Atenco over the past two years, JASS, the Nobel Women’s Initiative, and Mexican allies brought Laureate Jody Williams to San Salvador Atenco on September 8 to support women struggling for voice and land rights, and to pressure the Mexican government to halt repression and fulfill its promises.
From the green hills of Vermont, I send all my solidarity to the companeras and compañeros in Honduras and also to all those right at this minute who are in front of the White House and US embassies in other countries supporting the democracy in Honduras. Your collective resistance is inspiring not only because it is a demonstration of peace and solidarity from and with the Honduran citizenry but also shows the strong support for democracies and peoples around the world who are confronting multiple forces that weaken and overturn democratic institutions and practices.
  July 21, 2009 - In a show of solidarity, women throughout the Americas are mobilizing to pressure the US government and international organizations to take a stronger stand against the June 28 coup in Honduras. Rallies will take place Wednesday July 22, in at least 10 cities including Tegucigalpa, Honduras, San Jose, Costa Rica, Mexico City, and Washington, DC.
Wednesday July 22, 2009, Special FIRE coverage of the protests in Washington in solidarity with the people of Honduras defending their human rights and institutionality A virtual march at FIRE will accompany the Washington protests in front of the White House from 8 am to noon (Costa Rica time) on the 22 of July. Marcha Virtual en Radio Internacional Feminista el 22 de julio desde las 8 de la mañana a las 12:00m.
Call to Action This Wednesday at 10:00 am, JASS, CODE PINK, Women of Color United, Las Petateras, Feminist International Radio Endeavor, and Foreign Policy in Focus, will hold a RALLY in front of the WHITE HOUSE in solidarity with Feminists in Resistance of Honduras.

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