Downloads

Please help us get the word out about this year’s Afem Hui!

– download our posters and/or fliers here, print and distribute in your area

Hui big flier with reg form

Hui flier small (8 per page)

Afem2010 poster (big image)

Afem2010 poster (lots of text)

Watch this space for the conference reader and other materials…

2 Responses to “Downloads”

  1. viola wilkins Says:

    Hey have a great AFem Hui !
    Here is something some of us are locally are doing as well as first Friday of the month anarcha-fem radio show from 5.30-6.30pm on community radio 3CR http://www.3cr.org.au

    FEMICIDES IN JUAREZ CITY MEXICO!

    Melbourne women plan to meet at Trade Hall next Thursday 11th March against femicide, as part of a global initiative to raise awareness about the continuing violence and brutality against women in Juarez City, Mexico, and elsewhere.

    Artivism, a group of Mexican artists and activists, has called on women around the world to use their creativity to draw public attention to the unsolved rape, mutilation and murder of hundreds of women workers from the maquiladoras or sweatshops that now populate US-Mexican border towns such as Juarez. Most of the victims are young women, between 12 and 22 years of age. Amnesty International documented 370 unsolved murders between 1993 and 2005. ‘Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa A.C.’ (Civil Association for the Return Home of Our Daughters) was set up in 2001 to pressure the Mexican government to intervene and protect the women of Juarez.

    This CONVOCATORIA or call is the latest in a decade-long effort to draw international attention to extreme anti-woman violence in Mexico. In 2006, high-profile Hollywood actors Jennifer Lopez and Antonio Banderas lent support to the cause by appearing in Bordertown, Gregory Nava’s movie about femicide in Juarez. Women in USA, Argentina, Canada, Spain and Australia have now joined the campaign.

    Sydney Action For Juarez (SAfJ)
    SAfJ was formed in December 2009 to raise awareness amongst the Australian public of the plight of the women of Juarez, and to encourage wide participation in artistic, media and political advocacy activities that draw global attention and seek solutions to the problem of femicide. SAfJ also seeks to fundraise and send monies to support the dead women’s families, through the organization, ‘Nuestras Hijas de Regreso a Casa A.C.

    We REMEMBER the victims of the violence. We DENOUNCE the Mexican Government’s inaction, incompetence and cover-ups that allow the violence to continue. We DEMAND the perpetrators be brought to justice. We EXPRESS our solidarity with the Mexican women who have organised, held marches, planted pink crosses in the killing fields and who continue the struggle for an end to the violence and impunity.

    Please come to meeting:
    Victoria Trades Hall Basement
    Victoria Parade entrance,
    Corner Lygon Street & Victoria Parade
    North Carlton,
    Bring Food To Share

    Thursday 11th March 2010 6.30pm.

    Authorised by: Melbourne Action For Juarez, Lasnet, Melbourne Anarchia Femmes

    Background Information

    FEMICIDE IN MEXICO

    The Mexican city of Juarez, which has a population of some 1.3 million people, sits just across the US-Mexican border from the Texan town of El Paso. Its economy is largely based on maquiladoras, or factories that import materials and equipment from the USA on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly or manufacturing and then re-export the assembled product back to the USA. Maquiladoras have proliferated in the US-Mexico border region since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. Most maquiladora workers are young women. Hours of work are long and working conditions are poor. Most of the Juarez femicides have been maquiladora workers.

    Juarez is also a key site in the cocaine smuggling route into the US. It is believed that the rape, mutilation and murder of women forms part of grisly initiation rites for members of the powerful Juarez drug cartel.
    Commentators differ as to the number of women who have been murdered in Juarez since 1993, but most would agree that it is over 400. Typically, victims are reported missing, with their bodies found days or months later, abandoned in vacant lots, outlying areas of the town or in the surrounding desert. In most cases there are signs of sexual violence, abuse, torture and sometimes mutilation. Many women are still missing, presumed murdered.
    The Mexican government has shown itself to be incapable of stopping the violence. Very few perpetrators have been brought to justice and the killings continue. In at least one case, that of David Meza, torture has been used to extract confessions from the innocent.

    Cheers,

    Marisol Salinas, Latin American Liaison Officer
    Friends of the Earth
    marisol.salinas@foe.org.au

    Friends of the Earth
    Melbourne – Australia
    312 Smith St / PO Box 222
    Fitzroy 3065
    melbourne.foe.org.au

    • afem2010 Says:

      Cheers for sharing this info with us and our blog visitors.
      Are you familiar with the film “On the Edge”? (about the femicides in Juarez) – It could be useful for raising awareness.
      Saludotes de unxs compas en la lucha!

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