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Challenge for organization of anti-capitalist feminism is discussed by the World March of Women

This afternoon of tuesday (18), the international seminar “Resistance and Movement Construction: confronting neoliberalism from feminist economist and the commons,” organized by the World March of Women (WMW), which gathers feminist activists from countries of the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, discussed the challenges of the feminist movement in the new neoliberal order.

It is common to see that women are the main force of resistance and confrontation against the rise of the far right in different parts of the world. But it is also common the feeling of a tendency of commodification and manipulation of feminism, with the fragmented appropriation of slogans that depoliticize its contents.

Collectively, we reaffirm that the feminism we want is the one that changes women’s lives to change the world, and changes the world to change the lives of women in just one move. This feminism has in the center a deep commitment to the transformation of society, to the struggle for the end of capitalism, patriarchy and racism, because we understand that these systems of exploitation are the basis of the oppression that we live. The actually representation in this society is not enough for us. We want a whole new society.

So, the focus of the debate was the challenge of the permanent organization, in addition to great dates of mobilization. We are committed to the self-organization of women, as a political subject and in the process of reorganization of economic relations, and therefore, of their local life. This new social organization is being built, daily, by women, from their territories.

All participants affirmed feminism as a social movement, not just as a behavior and a discourse, but as a political process of a collective subject. The social class is a central dimension of this movement, as is the recognition that working women, peasants, blacks, quilombolas and natives have been collective subjects capable of great mobilization and daily confrontation with racist and patriarchal capitalism. One challenge – which is also resistance – is not to allow erased and hidden these struggles from the present as they were once in the past history.

“We will follow in march until we are all free” is our watchword and horizon line. We always repeat it because we recognize our diversity and this is our power. We are many and we will only be free when we all are free.

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