#Mexico: “We Don’t Give Up and Don’t Give In” Call For Collective Action
Call for decentralized actions on March 8 by the CNI-CIG Women’s Group.
February 26, 2020
To the Councillors of the Indigenous Governing Council (CIG)
To all our compañeras at the National Indigenous Congress (CNI)
To all women who are fighting or want to join an anti-capitalist and anti-patriarchal struggle,
As a “Women’s” working group of the CIG, we would like to remember the words of Comandanta Yesica at the end of her closing speech at the Second International Gathering of Women who Struggle held at the caracol “Torbellino de nuestras palabras” in the Zapatista mountains in resistance and rebellion, on December 29, 2019:
“One last thing before we finish and close this Second International Gathering of Women who Struggle. It’s regarding time. We know that no matter the day, week, month or year, there will be a woman somewhere in the world who is afraid, attacked, disappeared or killed. We have said before that for women who fight there is no time to rest. Therefore for those of you listening, reading or watching us, we want to propose a collective action here. It can be any day of the year, because we know that the patriarchal system doesn’t stop violating us.”
WE PROPOSE THAT THIS COLLECTIVE ACTION OF WOMEN RISING UP ALL OVER THE WORLD TAKE PLACE ON MARCH 8, 2020.
We propose on that day that each organization, group or collective do whatever they think is best. And that we wear a color or carry a sign that we identify with, according to each ones way of thinking or being. We propose that we all take a black bow as a sign of pain and sorrow for all the disappeared and murdered women around the world, so that we can tell them, in all languages, in all regions and across all time: they are not alone, we need them, we miss them and we don’t forget them. We need them because we are women who fight who do not sell out. We do not surrender nor do we give up.
To coordinate together, we invite you all to register your actions to be carried out in the framework of this collective action at firstname.lastname@example.org
Never again a Mexico without us
CNI Women’s Working Group – IGC