Pour la paix en Irak

UN APPEL URGENT: APPEL DES FEMMES À LA PAIX

Nous, les femmes des Etats-Unis, de l'Iraq et du monde, nous en avons assez de cette guerre insensée en Iraq et des attaques cruelles qui ont lieu contre les civils autour du monde.

Nous avons enterré beaucoup de nos bien-aimés. Nous avons vu beaucoup de vies mutilées à jamais par des blessures physiques et psychiques. Nous avons assisté avec horreur, à la perte de nos précieuses ressources- ceci à cause de la guerre- et à la non-réponse aux besoins fondamentaux de nos familles, de nourriture, d'abri, d'éducation et de santé. Nous en avons assez de vivre avec la peur constante de la violence et de voir le cancer grandissant de la haine et de l'intolérance infiltrer nos maisons et nos communautés.

Ceci n'est pas le monde que nous voulons pour nous-mêmes et pour nos enfants. Avec la passion dans l'esprit et l'amour dans nos coeurs, nous, femmes, nous nous relevons à travers les frontières, pour nous unir et exiger la fin du sang et de la destruction.

Nous avons vu comment l'occupation de l'Iraq par les étrangers a provoqué un mouvement de lutte armée contraire, perpétuant ainsi un cycle interminable de violence. Nous sommes convaincus qu'il est temps de passer d'un modèle militaire à un modèle de résolution qui inclut les éléments suivants:

• Le retrait de toutes les troupes étrangères et des combattants étrangers de l'Iraq;

• Les négociations incorporant les Iraquiens privés de leur droits dans tous les aspects de la société iraquienne;

• La représentation complète des femmes dans le processus de paix et une commission entièrement dédiée à l'égalité complète des femmes en Iraq après la guerre;

• L'engagement d'annuler tout plan visant à établir des bases étrangères en Iraq;

• Un contrôle iraquien du pétrole et des ressources iraquiennes;

• L'annulation des lois de privatisation et de dé-régularisation imposées sous l'occupation, ce qui permettra aux Iraquiens de déterminer la trajectoire de leur économie d'après-guerre;

• Un effort massif de reconstruction qui donne priorité aux entrepreneurs iraquiens, basé sur les ressources financières des pays responsables de l'invasion et l'occupation de l'Iraq;

• La considération de forces internationales temporaires de paix, réellement multilatérales et non composées de troupes des pays ayant participé à l'occupation.

Pour faire avancer ce processus de paix, nous avons créé un mouvement massif de femmes à travers les générations, les races, les ethnicités, les religions, les frontières et les idéologies politiques. Ensemble, nous mettrons la pression sur nos gouvernements, les Nations Unies, la Ligue Arabe, les lauréats du Prix Nobel de la Paix, les chefs religieux, et tous les autres appartenant à la communauté interna-tionale, afin d'avancer et d'aider les négociations du règlement des affaires politiques. Dans cette période de divisions fondamentalistes, nous nous adressons aux dirigeants du monde pour qu'ils se joignent à nous afin de répandre les valeurs fondamentales d'amour défendant la famille humaine et notre si précieuse planète.

POUR SIGNER

http://www.womensaynotowar.org

INITIAL ENDORSERS

• Lina Abou Habib, President, Collective for Research and Training on Development, Lebanon

• Anbara Abu-Ayyash, Amman Center for Human Rights Studies, Jordan

• Rev. Patricia Ackerman, Episcopal-Muslim Relations Committee

• Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, African Women's Development Fund, Ghana

• Rana Al-Aiouby, humanitarian aid worker, Iraq

• Nadje Al-Ali, Act Together: Women's Action for Iraq, U.K.*

• Faisal Khadhir Al-Obaidy, Phoenix Rising, Iraq

• Majeda Al-Saqqa, The Culture and Free Thoughts Association, Palestine*

• Dr. Intisar Alobady, Al Yarmouk Hospital, Iraq*

• Huwaida Arraf, Co-founder, International Solidarity Movement, Palestine

• Claudia Asúnsolo, Civil Society Network, Mexico

• Asli Bali, Board Member, American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee*

• Debi Barker, International Director, International Forum on Globalization

• Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, The Council of Canadians, Canada

• Ellen Barry, Founding Director, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

• Jennifer Baumgardner, writer and activist

• Mary Ann Beavis, Head, Department of Religious Studies and Anthropology, St. Thomas More College

• Maria Bello, actress

• Medea Benjamin, Founding Director, Global Exchange

• Phyllis Bennis, policy analyst, Institute for Policy Studies*

• Sister Rosalie Bertell, Founder, International Institute of Concern for Public Health, Canada

• Tania Bien-Aimé, Executive Director, Equality Now

• Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D., Millionth Circle Initiative

• Theresa Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas

• Marie Evans Bouclin, Coordinator, Women's Ordination Worldwide

• Rev. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Grace Episcopal Church*

• Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Director, Faith Voices for the Common Good

• Adrienne Maree Brown, Director, League of Young Voters

• Charlotte Bunch, Executive Director, Center for Women's Global Leadership

• Martha Burk, President, Center for Advancement of Public Policy

• Linda Burnham, Executive Director, Women of Color Resource Center

• Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator, United for Peace and Justice*

• Helen Caldicott, M.D., Nobel Peace Prize winner

• Mandy Carter, Board, National Black Justice Coalition

• Tamara Chicunova, Chief-Coordinator, Mothers Against the Death Penalty and Torture, Uzbekistan

• Sister Joan Chittister, author, co-chair, Global Peace Initiative of Women

• Margaret Cho, Comedian

• Sona Chuli-Kuli, journalist, Turkmenistan

• Lindsey Collen, LALIT's Women's Commission, Mauritius

• Jo Comerford, American Friends Service Committee*

• Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Boston College*

• Cindy Corrie, President, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice

• Allwyn D'Silva, Justice and Peace Commission, India

• Libby Davies, Member of Parliament, Canada

• Angela Davis, author

• Nayla de Freige, Journalist and Manager, Orient Le Jour, Lebanon

• Aya de Leon, performer and writer

• Dana Delany, actress

• Marie Dennis, Director, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

• Mercedes Cruz Diaz, Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres, Perú

• Kelly Dougherty, Founding Member, Iraq Veterans Against the War

• Marta Drury, Director, Heart and Hand Fund

• Muriel Duckworth, Former President, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, Canada

• Maia Duer, Director, Buddhist Peace Fellowship

• Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author and activist

• Felicia Eaves, Co-Vice Chair, Black Voices for Peace

• Barbara Ehrenreich, author

• Manal El-Mahdy, Chair, Teen Stuff magazine, Lebanon

• Sherifa M. El Tabei, Director, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, American University, Egypt

• Cynthia Enloe, author

• Eve Ensler, playwright, founder of V-Day

• Jodie Evans, Co-founder, CODEPINK: Women for Peace

• Samina Faheem, Executive Director, American Muslim Voice

• Nuri Fernández, Mexican Inititive Against War, Mexico

• Dr. Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Harvard University Divinity School*

• Frances Fisher, actress

• Laura Flanders, author and Air America Radio host

• Patricia Foulkrod, Filmmaker, Ground Truth

• Josefa Francisco, Executive Director, Women and Gender Institute, Philippines

• Kim Gandy, President, National Organization for Women

• Astrid Gateau, author, France

• Rose Gentle, military mom, Stop the War Coalition, UK

• Hebatallah S. Sh. Ghali, International Human Rights Laws, American University, Egypt

• Garda Ghista, Founding Director, World Prout Assembly

• Terry Greenblatt, Former Executive Director, Bat Shalom

• Susan Griffin, author

• Rosa Guillén, Grupo Género y Economía, Perú

• Roma Guy, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 1000 Women for Peace

• Maren Haartje, Project Manager, 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize

• Talat Hamdani, Steering Committee, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows*

• Jennifer Harbury, human rights attorney, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

• Joyce Hardy, Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas

• Rabia Terri Harris, Muslim Peace Fellowship

• Aileen Clarke Hernandez, Chair, California Women's Agenda

• Julia Butterfly Hill, author, activist, founder of Circle of Life

• Arlie Hochschild, author

• Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, United Farmworkers

• Mary E. Hunt, Co-Founder, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual

• Hana Ibrahim, Director, Women’s Will, Iraq

• Zina Ibrahim, Iraqi Handicapped Network, Iraq*

• Dr. Georgette Ioup, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee*

• Yoshiko Isshiki, Ex-President, KYOFUKAI, Japan Christian Women's Organization, Japan

• Rouane Itani, Media Consultant/Filmmaker

• Pramila Jayapal, Founder and Executive Director, Hate Free Zone Washington

• Leena Jayaswal, filmmaker

• Manar Jibrin, Palestinian Rapprochement Center, Palestine

• Dima Jweihan, Legal Consultant, Jordan

• Kathy Kelly, Co-Founder, Voices for Creative Nonviolence

• Mary Day Kent, Executive Director, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

• Joanna Kerr, Executive Director, Association for Women's Rights in Development

• Mimi Kennedy, Chair, Progressive Democrats of America

• Asma Khader, Human Rights Lawyer and Coordinator, Sisterhood is Global Institute, Jordan

• Tima Khalil, Owner, Fantascope Productions, Lebanon

• Nami Kim, Assistant Professor of Religion, Spelman College*

• Lau Kin Chi, 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize, China and Mongolia

• Karen King, Harvard University Divinity School

• Maxine Hong Kingston, author

* Organization for identification purposes only.

• Prof. Mehmet Hayri Kirbasoglu, Islamic Studies, Ankara University, Turkey

• Frances Kissling, President, Catholics for A Free Choice

• Naomi Klein, author

• Sonali Kolhatkar, Co-Director, Afghan Women's Mission

• Melinda Kramer, Co-Director, Women's Global Green Action Network

• Rajni Lallah, Secretary, Women’s Liberation Movement, Mauritius

• Anne Lamott, author

• Ann Lawrence, military mom, Stop the War Coalition, UK

• Anath Lavi, Windows for Peace, Israel

• Congresswoman Barbara Lee

• Rev. Kristen J. Leslie, Yale Divinity School*

• Nancy Lessin, Co-Founder, Military Families Speak Out*

• Bridget Lew, President, Humanitarian Organization for Migration Economics, Singapore

• Zenaida T. Lim, Paz-Salam Peace Advocates, Philippines

• Caroline Lucas, Member of the European Parliament, UK

• Ishmukhamedova Lyazzat, Leader, Association of Women 'Moldir', Kazakhstan

• Bene E Madunagu, General Coordinator, Development Alternatives With Women for A New Era, Nigeria

• Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director, National Women's History Project*

• Joanna Macy, author

• Houzan Mahmoud, U.K. Head, Organization for Womens Freedom in Iraq, U.K.

• Hadayai S. Majeed, Muslim Women Political Action Committee*

• Shqipe Malushi, Acting Executive Director, Albanian American Women's Organization

• Paola Manduca, World March of Women and Mediterranean Women’s Network, Italy

• Rania Masri, writer and researcher, Lebanon

• Eisha Mason, American Friends Service Committee*

• Elizabeth Martinez, Chair, Institute for MultiRacial Justice

• Mai Masri, Filmmaker and Director, Lebanon

• Makiko Matsumoto, Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center, Japan

• Ayesha Mattu, Board Member, Women's Funding Network

• Rela Mazali, author & New Profile activist, Israel

• Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney

• Betty McLellan, Coalition for a Feminist Agenda, Australia

• D. H. Melhem, Ph.D., poet

• Maisa Mendonça, Social Network for Justice and Human Rights, Brazil

• Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, Oakland Institute

• Viloyat Mirzoeva, National Project Manager, UNIFEM, Tajikistan*

• Yanar Mohammed, President, Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, Iraq

• Natalia Molebatsi, poet, spoken word artist, South Africa

• Gael Murphy, Co-Founder, CODEPINK: Women for Peace

• Anne Firth Murray, Founding President, Global Fund for Women

• Jumana Musa, international human rights lawyer

• Holly Near, singer

• Terry O'Neill, Executive Director, National Council of Women's Organizations*

• Manal Omar, Country Director, Women for Women International, Iraq*

• Margo Okazawa-Rey, Women for Genuine Security*

• Maysoon Pachachi, Filmmaker

• Rosalind Petchesky, Vice-Chair, Women’s Environment and Development Organization*

• Marina Pikulina, Coordinator, 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize, Uzbekistan

• Vivienne Porzsolt, Jews against the Occupation, Sydney

• Evelie Delfino Sáles Posch, Founder, Babaylan Emerging: Apprenticeship and Mentoring Program

• Kavita Ramdas, President, Global Fund for Women

• Elsa Rassbach, American Voices Abroad Military Project, Germany

• Betty Reardon, Founder, International Institute on Peace Education

• Rev. Meg A. Riley, Unitarian Universalist Association

• Anita Roddick, Founder, The Body Shop

• Virginia Rodino, U.S. Labor Against the War

• Nancy Romer, Educators to Stop the War

• Khadija Rouissi, human rights activist, Morocco

• Simin Royanian, Women for Peace and Justice in Iran

• Liliana Ruiz, Campesinos Poriajhú, Argentina

• Claudia Samayoa, Human Rights National Movement, Guatemala

• Anna Samson, Stop the War Coalition, Australia*

• Baibonn Sangid, Chairperson, Young Moro Professionals Network, Philippines

• Susan Sarandon, actress

• Keiko Sassa, Center for Feminist Theology and Mission, Japan

• Zeina Azzam Seikaly, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University*

• Susan Shaer, Executive Director, Women’s Action for New Directions

• Stefa Shaler, Phoenix Rising, Iraq

• Ritu Sharma, Co-Founder and President, Women's Edge Coalition*

• Carolyn J. Sharp, Yale Divinity School*

• Cindy Sheehan, military mom, Gold Star Families for Peace

• Jillian Skeet, International Affairs Consultant, Canada

• Alice Slater, Co-Founder, Abolition 2000

• Lisa Smithline, Brave New Foundation

• Rebecca Solnit, author

• Starhawk, author

• Kama Steliga, Executive Director, Lillooet Friendship Centre Society

• Jean Stokan, Policy Director, Pax Christi USA

• Dr. Doris Strahm, feminist theologian, Switzerland.

• Jan Strout, Board, Jane Addams Peace Association*

• Masuda Sultan, Program Director, Women for Afghan Women

• Gila Svirsky, Co-Founder, Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel

• Nancy Sylvester, President, Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue

• Karen Tanada, Director, GZO Peace Institute, Philippines

• Jasmina Tesanovic, Women in Black, Serbia

• Sara Totonchi, Director of Public Policy, Southern Center for Human Rights

• Emilie Townes, Professor of African-American Women and Theology, Yale Divinity School*

• Mary Trotochaud, senior fellow, Friends Committee on National Legislation*

• Hisako Ukita, White Ribbon for Peace Campaign, Japan

• Nina Utne, Chair and CEO, Utne Magazine

• Corazon Valdez-Fabros, Iraq Solidarity Campaign, Phillipines

• Rebecca Vermot, Project Manager, 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize

• Amina Wadud, Professor of Islamic Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University

• Alice Walker, author

• Dahlia Wasfi, MD, Iraqi-American doctor

• Cora Weiss, President, Hague Appeal for Peace*

• Sharon Welch, Professor of Religious Studies, University of Missouri-Columbia*

• Terry Tempest Williams, author

• Diane Wilson, author and environmental activist

• Patricia Willis, Resource Coordinator, Pacific Campaign for Disarmament & Security*

• Theresa Wolfwood, Director, Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation, Canada

• Women Living Under Muslim Laws

• Women Rise for Global Peace

• Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

• World March of Women

• Ann Wright, former U.S. Army Colonel and diplomat

• Satoko Yamaguchi, Co-Director, Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry, Japan

• Anne B. Yardley, Associate Academic Dean, Drew Theological School

• Peg Yorkin, Chair and Co-Founder, Feminist Majority

• June Zeitlin, Executive Director, Women's Environment and Development Organization

• Naima Zitan, Director, Organisme, Morocco

• Liesbeth Zonneveld, Director, Community, Habitat and Finance International, Yemen

• Helen Zughaib, painter

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