Today, International Women’s Day, we celebrate all the brave and courageous women who put themselves on the line each and every day to advance women’s rights, women’s hopes, dreams and aspirations for a just, peaceful and healthy planet!
We honor Berta Cáceres, Honduran Indigenous and environmental organizer who was gunned down in her home on March 2nd. She was a tireless advocate for indigenous rights, particularly to land and natural resources. As co-founder and General Coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), she spent her life standing up for disenfranchised peoples.
International Women’s Day is also a day to take action! Take action by signing letters and petitions below:
Currently existing campaigns/ calls for action:
- Iniciativa Mesoamericana de Defensoras de Derechos Humanos: Justice for the murder of Berta Cáceres, feminist & indigenous woman human rights defender
- M4: Acción Urgente: solicitamos la protección de Gustavo Castro, herido durante el asesinato de Berta Cáceres
- CAN: Climate Action Network Demands Justice for murdered activist
- SUM of Us: Ask the FMO bank to withdraw investment from the Agua Zarca project
- Friends of the Earth-US: Tell Secretary Kerry to end U.S. military aid to Honduras and stop the murder of environmental activists!
- International Rivers: Pull Out of Agua Zarca Dam!
- Amnesty: Honduras: Allow Gustavo Castro Soto to Return to Mexico (UA 50/16)
- Bank Track: Agua Zarca dam
- Numerous: Open letter to Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández
- US Food Sovereignty Alliance: http://usfoodsovereigntyalliance.org/press-statement-on-the-assassination-of-berta-caceres-and-call-to-action/
Also – share on Twitter:
Tweet to the Honduran authorities: ALERTA MÁXIMA x integridad física/psicológica de Gustavo Castro, testigo clave en caso d Berta Caceres @SREHonduras @sdhjgdhn @CNDH @SRE_mx
#JusticiaParaBerta #SeguridadParaGustavo #IWD2016 @FemTaskForce