Women in Black…

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It is not a war but a health emergency

Statement from Women in Black, Madrid, 30 March 2020

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♀ Invest less in military spending and more in education and health. With what we spent on a Eurofighter fighter plane, we could build two hospitals or 25 schools. We must reduce spending on social and military control, reduce its accumulated debt and reconvert the military industry into useful industries for this new society. Military spending for social needs!

♀ Work for a civil society that is capable of protecting itself in an emergency. Health care, cleaning, production and distribution of food and basic necessities, dissemination of useful and truthful information, and all care tasks, are civil tasks that can provide jobs. Civil society is prepared to carry out this work without the need for us to use military force. Military expenses for social needs!

♀ Strengthen public health services, to guarantee quality universal care. Increase publicly run nursing homes, guaranteeing comprehensive, dignified care and sufficient supply of places. Privatization wreaks havoc in these residences, as well as in centers for minors, dependents, etc. You cannot speculate or negotiate with the social services necessary to facilitate coexistence. Health, education are essential for life Military expenses for social needs!

Our special recognition to all the people who are taking care of life in this health emergency.

Let’s expel the war and violence of history from our lives

International WiB Gathering Armenia

The international Women in Black gathering in Armenia has sadly been postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic. At the present time, it is impossible to know whether the gathering will take place later this year, or whether it will have to be delayed until next year.

We will update this space when a decision has been made. If you need more information, please contact: a.armine.karapetyan@gmail.com

Themes and workshops for the planned gathering will include: Peace-building; Women’s rights, equality and liberation; LGBTI issues; Nationalism and Genocide; Feminism across borders; Lesbian feminist peace activism; Learning from the experiences of the Balkan wars; Connecting with our mothers.

24 May is International Women’s Day for Peace and Disarmament

For more information on Women in Black, Armenia, https://www.facebook.com/womeninblackarmenia/ ;Twitter, @arm_wib; email: a.armine.karapetyan@gmail.com


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