15 Nov CEASEFIRE AND HUMANITARIAN AID FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN GAZA NOW!
For over 25 years, V-Day’s work to end violence against women, gender expansive people, and girls has been situated at the intersection of ending war, racism, colonialism, imperialism, occupation, and climate injustice.
Over our decades of work, we have stood in solidarity with women suffering the consequences of war in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, Iraq, Sudan, and Haiti.
We know that war has a particularly deadly and disproportionate impact on women and children.
We believe in a feminism that liberates all people from racist, capitalist, patriarchal terror. War is a tool of patriarchal violence and doesn’t solely dehumanize women but also men.
Because our mission is to end violence against all women and girls, we are demanding immediate attention and action for women and children – and all people – suffering in Gaza today.
Here are the facts:
-7,533 women and children have been killed
-788,800 women and girls have been displaced from their homes
-2,056 women have become widows, and new heads of households, following their male partner’s death
-50,000 women in Gaza are pregnant, with 5,522 expected to deliver in the next month
-Women are being forced to have C sections without anesthesia
-Premature babies are at a serious risk of losing their lives without electricity for their incubators, some have already died
-10 women are giving birth each day without clean water or electricity
-50,000 new mothers in Gaza unable to breastfeed with ease due to dehydration and lack of drinking water
And the list goes on…
Sources: UN Women, Care International, Al Jazeera, NPR, ActionAid International
We call for an end to the bombardment of Gaza. We call for the safe return of all hostages. We call on women of the world to stand with your sisters in Gaza and demand a ceasefire and humanitarian aid now!
Since 2000, in partnership with Palestinian and Israeli women peace activists, and after numerous trips to the region, V-Day has been advocating with Palestinian women to achieve their political, social, and economic rights.