Feminist recommendations around the Ukraine invasion
WIDE+ has sent a public letter to European Politicians to provide feminist recommendations around the invasion of Ukraine. As a feminist network that promotes gender and social justice in Europe, WIDE+ strongly condemns the military invasion of the Russian regime against Ukraine. War is the most extreme form of violent patriarchy and nationalism against which we as feminists struggle. WIDE+ stands in solidarity with all people suffering due to the war.
'Our feminist vision is rooted in a systemic analysis of power dynamics and their impact on human rights. From this perspective, we come to a set of joint demands we collectively share, respecting divergent views on other issues,' WIDE+ says.
'We are concerned that Russia's war against Ukraine and the spiral of armament will lead to a mindset in which decision-makers see increased warfare as the only option forward. Measures that promote peace remain essential, as the EU needs to strategise for the long-term future. Peace must be achieved within a rights-based framework of human and ecological security, decent work and living conditions, access to democratic governance for everyone and equality from a gendered intersectional perspective.'
Read the complete letter here