Online solidarity action with the women of Afghanistan:
Join with Revolutionary Women of Afghanistan Association (RAWA), V-Day and a Billion women rising to protest the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.
On September 25, across the world people are taking action.
RAWA is calling upon ‘all justice-loving, progressive and like-minded friends around the world to take part in an action to raise their voice for Afghanistan and its suppressed women on Saturday, 25 September. ‘
They are calling ‘women of the world and our allies stand with the women - and all vulnerable groups - of Afghanistan against imperialism, militarism, fundamentalism and fascism. ‘
None of us are free until the women of Afghanistan are free.
In Sydney, join Kurdish, Afghan and Sudanese women activists, as well as other speakers to mark this important day of action.
Hosted by Green Left, in conjunction with the Australian Kurdish Women's Movement and Sydney, Brisbane and Newcastle Socialist Alliance branches.
Endorsed by: Hunter Asylum Seeker Advocacy.
Sudaba Kabiri, the brave university student and Afghan woman behind the spontaneous demonstration in Kabul, on August 16, the day after Taliban victory on Kabul.
Razia Barakzai, 26, organiser and spokesperson for the women’s rights rallies in Kabul.
Saajeda Samaa, co-ordinator of the newly formed Diaspora Advocacy Network of Afghanistan (DANA)
Gule Rose, representing the Kurdish Women’s Movement and co-chair NSW Democratic Kurdish Society
Zeynep Korkmaz, Australian Kurdish Women's Association
Maysoon Elnigoumi, blogger, and member of the Sudanese Community in Sydney.
With short greetings and solidarity messages before we take photos to send to Afghanistan.
The International Day of Action demands governments:
• Refuse to recognize a Taliban government, which has no legitimacy beyond the brutal force it commands and which terrorizes the people of Afghanistan, girls and women in particular.
• Stop all forms of support to the Taliban, including funding, providing of arms and technical knowhow.
• Support the women’s resistance to the Taliban inside Afghanistan. Respect and support Afghan women and people’s exercise of their democratic and human rights, including their right to self-determination.
• Evacuate women and men, human rights defenders, journalists, police officers, public employees, athletes, and LGBTI+ who wish to leave the country and ensure their safe passage.
• Create an independent body of observers, made up with a majority of women, who have a track record of promoting women’s human rights to monitor the situation in Afghanistan.
*Full list of demands here:
We join with the refugee movement in Australia to demand our government:
* Offer additional refugee resettlement places for at least 20,000 Afghan refugees immediately.
* Extend permanent protection to 4300 Afghans on temporary protection visas, recognising that members of this group are unlikely to be able to return in safety for many years to come
*Assist Afghan Australians, including people with temporary and permanent protection visas, with urgent family reunion applications for relatives who are at particular risk, as members of minorities targeted by the Taliban or people likely to be targeted because of their connections to western nations.
*Full list of demands here:
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