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(en) Catalunia: Embat joined the feminist strike of March 8 (ca) [machine translation]
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:14:55 +0200
From Embat, Llibertària Organization of Catalonia, we add to the unitary manifesto of the
Feminist Strike of March 8 that we reproduce below: ---- Manifest 8M ---- TOGETHER WE ARE
MORE! ---- Today, March 8, women around the world are summoned to the FEMALE VAGA . ----
Every March 8 we celebrate the alliance between women to defend our conquered rights. We
precede a long genealogy of women activists, suffragettes and trade unionists . Those that
led the Second Republic, those who fought in the Civil War, those who fought against
colonialism and those who were part of the anti-imperialist struggles. However, we know
that it is still not enough: there is a lot to be done and we continue to fight .Sorority
is our weapon; It is the multitudinous action that allows us to continue moving forward.
The date of March 8 is ours, it is international and it is a vindication.
Our identities are multiple, we are diverse . We live in towns and cities, we work in the
workplace and in the field of care. We are paies, gypsies, women with functional
diversity, migrated and racialized. Our ages are all and we know lesbians, trans,
bisexual, inter, queer, hetero ... We are the ones that are not there: we are murdered, we
are the prey, we are the ones who stayed in the sea, we are the ones who stayed on the borders
We ALL . Together today we stop the world and call:
PROU! In front of all the sexist violence that crosses us.
PROU! Of aggression, humiliation, marginalization or exclusion . We demand that the State
Pact against sexist violence - insufficiently inadequate - provide resources and means to
develop real and effective public policies that help achieve a society free of violence
against women and girls. We denounce the repression of those who face the struggle for
social and reproductive rights.
PROU! Of sexist, sexist and invisible violations that women live regardless of our age and
condition. WE WOULD be able to move freely for all spaces at all times. WE WANT to enjoy
our right to live a life free of sexist violence. We point out and denounce sexual
violence as a paradigmatic expression of the patriarchal appropriation of our body that
affects migrant women and domestic workers even more. It is urgent that our claim, not one
less: you live want to be a reality.
PROU! Of oppression for our sexual orientations and identities! We denounce the social,
institutional and labor LGBBIphobia that we suffer many of us, as another form of sexist
violence. We are women and we are diverse. If they play at one, we all play!
We are the ones that reproduce our lives. The domestic and care work we do for women is
essential for sustaining life. Mostly free or devalued is a trap in the development of
capitalism. Today, with the cure strikeIn the family and society, we give visibility to a
job that nobody wants to recognize, either at home, poorly paid or as a shadow economy. We
claim that care work is recognized as a social good of the first order and we demand the
redistribution of this type of tasks.
Today we vindicate a society free of oppression, exploitation and sexist violence. We call
on rebellion and fight against the alliance between patriarchy and capitalism that wants
us to be docile, submissive and silent.
To achieve a life free of violence, we must act in all areas of our lives. In Catalonia we
are experiencing an escalation of repression: police charges on October 1 with allegations
of sexual assault. Feminists are also committed to the defense of democracy and freedom in
our country and we understand that criminalization and / or judicialization of peaceful
forms of social protest and political vindication are also forms of institutional violence
that we must denounce. That is why we denounce the application of Article 155 of the
Spanish Constitution and demand an immediate suspension.
We do not accept being subjected to worse working conditions, nor charge less than men for
the same job. That is why today we are also doing a work strike .
It strikes against glass roofs and job insecurity, because the jobs that we can access are
marked by temporaryity, uncertainty, low wages and unintended partial working days. We
engross the unemployment lists. Many of the jobs we carry out do not have guarantees or
are not regulated. And when some of us have better jobs, we find that the places with the
highest salary and responsibility are men's couples. Private, public, institutions, and
politics are reproductive workers of women's labor exploitation.
PROU! of wage discrimination due to being women, of scorn and sexual harassment in the
We denounce that being a woman is the main cause of poverty and that we are punished for
our diversity. Precariousness is aggravated by many of us because of being older, being
migrated and being racialized, to have functional diversity or a picture away from the
regulations. We vindicate that our work situation allows us to develop a vital project
with dignity and autonomy and that the occupation adapts to the needs of the life: the
pregnancy or the cures can not be object neither of dismissal nor of labor
marginalization, nor should they undermine our personal or professional expectations.
We consider fundamental to denounce oppressive policies and policies against migrant women.
We also demand pensions that we have earned . No more pensions of misery, which force us
to suffer poverty in old age. We ask for the co-ownership of pensions and that the time
devoted to care tasks, or that we have developed in the field, is recognized in the
calculation of pensions in the same way that labor work and we request the ratification of
ILO Convention 189 which regulates domestic work.
We call strong against the savage neoliberalism that is imposed as a unique thought
worldwide and that destroys our planet and our lives. Women play a key role in the fight
against climate change and in the preservation of biodiversity. That is why we are firmly
committed to the food sovereignty of the people. We support the work of many companies
that put their life at risk to defend the territory and its crops. We demand that the
defense of life be at the center of economics and politics .
We demand to be the protagonists of our lives, our health and our bodies, without any
aesthetic pressure. Our bodies are not merchandise or object and, therefore, we also do a
waste of consumption . It's enough to be used as a claim!
We also demand the depathologization of our lives, our emotions, our circumstances:
medicalization responds to the interests of large companies, not our health. Just consider
our life processes as diseases!
We demand the total decriminalization of abortion , including minors, as well as their
legalization and free coverage in the public health system. We repudiate any type of
interference in the decision of women about our bodies. We stop, we decide!
Initial education is the main stage in which we build our sexual and gender identities,
and for this reason, students, teachers, the educational community and the entire feminist
movement demand our right to public education, secularism and Feminist free of
heteropatriarchal and imperialist values from the first sections of education, in which
professors are majority, to the university.
We also vindicate our right to an affective-sexual formation that teaches us in diversity,
without fear, without complexes, without reducing ourselves to mere objects and that does
not allow a single sexist or LGBBIphobic aggression in the classrooms.
We request the maintenance and extension of scholarship programs for students of all
We denounce the public budget allocated to schools administered by Opus Dei and all the
schools that are segregated by sex. We demand a unique, public and free education network
with a gender perspective.
We demand an advance in coeducation in all areas and spaces of education and education
that do not relegate our history to the margins of textbooks; and in which the gender
perspective is transversal in all disciplines. We are not an exception, we are a constant
that has been silent!
VISA THE LAW OF CURES, CONSUMER, LABOR AND EDUCATIONAL!
VISCA LA FEMINISTA VAGA!
No woman is illegal . Tell us PROU! to racism and exclusion. We call it very strong: not
to wars and to the manufacture of war material! Wars are a product and extension of
patriarchy and capitalism for the control of territories and people. The direct
consequence of wars are thousands of migrant women and refugees all over the world, women
who are victimized, forgotten and violent.
We denounce the migratory and border policies of Spain and the European Union and we
demand the reception of all migrants, for whatever reason, based on the right to human
We denounce the oppression that on women migrant workers has the current legislation and
public policies in this area. We demand the repeal of the Immigration Law. We demand the
immediate closure of the CIEs.
We are free women in free territories!
We denounce budget cuts in the sectors that most affect us women and LGBTI: the health
system, social services and education.
We denounce corruption as an aggravating factor of the crisis.
We denounce the patriarchal justice that does not consider us subjects of full right.
We denounce the serious repression and cuts of rights that we are suffering.
We demand the recovery of the historical memory and the protagonism of women and their
struggles as well as keep the memory of those that are no longer there: Truth, justice,
reparation and non-repetition.
We vindicate the total separation Church and State.
We demand full equality of rights and conditions of life and the total acceptance of our
AS WE LOVE FREE, IN WOULD LIKE VIVES, FEMINIST, COMBATING AND REBELS!
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