Archive | August, 2012

Targoviste demostration on August11th

13 Aug

Our camp continues….

On Saturday we had a demonstration in the center of Targoviste.

We had performances, batucadas and slogans from our different countries.

Some photos are available from www.feministcamp.tumblr.com

Luptati, luptati si nu abandonati lupta feminista anticapitalista!!!

This is a declaration about migration prepared for the demonstration :

 

DECLARATION  ON  MIGRATION

Camp of the Young Feminists of Europe WMW

Moroieni, Romania

11th of august 2012

We denounce the migration system who allows some people to move around the world and cross freely the boarders and imprison others in their territories. We denounce the militarisation of the boarders in this fortress-Europe and the development of detention centers of migrants. We denounce the increasing political repression against activists, women and migrants.
We denounce poverty due to this capitalist, racist, imperialist and patriarcal system. We are aware that this poverty and lack of autonomy affects first the women. The under-valuation of women work, like domestic and reproductive work is a key-point in this system, as well as sexual violence and the way girls are raised perpetuating this gendered social hierarchy.
As shown in this performance, we denounce the traffic of women for the sexual use of men in every country. We denounce the exploitation of women for the hard work of cleaning, caring, farming, etc. We denounce the impossibility of meeting with our feminists sisters living in southern countries, Lydiah from Kenya, Clydie from Philippinas, Najla from Tunisia, who couldn’t be here because of these barriers.
Poverty and violence affect  particularly certain women such as Roma women, women belonging to cultural minorities, young women, lesbians, trans and queers, elder women, and so many more. This system is organised by the legal authorities working hand by hand with the mafias and the market forces.
We affirm that we, young feminists of Europe and of the world  are working on destroying the system, change our prejudices and work on our own societies influenced by racist and partriarcal ideologies, and find new ways to live free from violence and oppression for all human beings in this world.


The second edition of the Young Feminist Summer Camp has started!

10 Aug

 

The second edition of the Young Feminist Summer Camp has started!

This year we are more than 50 young women from 12 different countries and territories; Romania, Basque country, Turkey, Catalunya, France, Armenia, Italy, Germany, Norway, Galiza, Portugal and Switzerland. There are also participants from Brazil and Chile to strengthen our camp.

Some young women recognize each other from last year’s camp and many new participants have joined the gathering. We are excited to be together sharing our experiences, supporting each other in our feminist struggles and building an international young feminist movement!

 

This year the camp is organized slightly differently.Unfortunatley, the camp ground that was originally planned was cancelled at the last minute for political reasons and so instead of tents we are sharing a few cabins. This means that our desire of self management is not completley acheived, but it also means that most of us can sleep in beds and have hot showers, which is also not such a bad thing!

 

We have started our third day of the camp and we’re already immersed in various workshops. Safer-sex; Political Lesbianism; Women and Environment; Women, Militarization and Peace; Radical struggles against sexual violence etc. are only a few examples of the subjects we have started to tackle. We will have a few more days of workshops,plenary sessions and a protest on Saturday.

Also, 30 more girls from Romenia and other countries will join us over the weekend for more activities and discussions. We are all very excited to be here and each of us has worked hard (especially the Romanian team) to make the camp happen. It has not been without difficulty: in a Europe shaped by crisis and austerity policies, many of us as young women find ourselves in precarious situations.

We have also had difficulties with immigration officials to obtain visas for some of the international participants comming from the global South. As last year, some young women have already so much to do with their struggles at home, that they could not participate in the camp.

Nonetheless, we are pushing forward our desire to create a permanent international young feminist movement!

 

We’ll keep posting information, photos and texts in our blog :

French: http://campementfeministe.wordpress.com/

Spanish: http://campamentojovenesfeministas.wordpress.com/

English: https://youngfeministcamp.wordpress.com/

 

We’re also twitting during the camp under the hashtag #YFSC

We will also post pictures in feministcamp.tumblr.com