The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (the ALBA or ALBA-TCP) movement Sunday, on International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women issued a statement in solidarity with women everywhere fighting patriarchy and violence.
ALBA saluted the feminist struggles fighting against patriarchy along with capitalism and colonialism which has claimed “millions of women, lesbians, and transgender women in Latin America and the world.”
The statement continues, “As every November 25, women, sexual and gender dissidents throughout Latin America and the world join in a single cry to demand enough violence against women, lesbians, bisexuals, trans and transvestites! And we remember the brave struggle of the Patria sisters, Minerva and María Teresa Mirabal, murdered by the bloody dictatorship of Trujillo in the Dominican Republic in 1960.”
The statement also saluted the fighters who face the patriarchal, capitalist, imperial, and colonial world order bravely. It mentioned the fight of Kurdish women, Berta Cáceres, Bety Cariño, Sakine, Fidan, Leyla, Alina Sánchez, and Marielle Franco while mentioning that the murdered feminist fighters are still present.
“We know that we are going through difficult times, where in Latin America and in the world the misogynist, capitalist, fascist and patriarchal right advances, which hates us for being women, dissidents, workers, migrants, blacks, Natives, poor people.”
But “we are in the streets struggling, like the women of Central America who tirelessly fight in the migrant caravan that still goes a long way, demanding the right to live in dignity. Here are the women and dissidence of Brazil promoting the #EleÑao (Not him) movement and the resistance against Bolsonaro!”
The statement also highlighted diversity among women while speaking about Black, Indigenous, and Aboriginal women as well.
It strongly opposed neoliberal policies and adjustments of the International Monetary Fund which through its austerity measures produce violence against women.
“We fight for a decent life and we say No to the G20!...the women's movement and dissidence reject the arrival of the G20 in Latin America, as well as the militarization, the repressive advance and the political persecution in our continent.”
The statement concludes calling “on our sisters from all over the world to continue fighting against patriarchal capitalism independently of all the governments in power and of the churches.”