Declaration of Latin American Feminists Against the Coup D’Etat in Honduras

femresDeclaration of Latin American Feminists Against the Coup D’Etat in Honduras

Translation: Machetera

July 2, 2009

We, the feminists and members of Venezuelan and Latin American women’s movements, who are committed to equity, equality, justice and peace for the people of our America, repudiate the conspiracy and coup d’etat in Honduras, which has broken the constitutional thread and legal order in a criminal manner, curtailing the people’s quest for greater participation and democracy.

The armed services working for shadowy interests and retrograde powers which oppose the emancipatory process of the Latin American people, have delivered a blow to the most basic principles of democracy: civic participation and the right of the people to decide their own destiny. This action of a violent minority has gone against not just the legitimate President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, but also against the courageous Foreign Minister, Patricia Rodas, kidnapped from her home by masked soldiers. Intimidation and repression continue to be exercised against the people’s movements, through the cowardly use of weapons put in their hands by the Honduran people to defend their sovereignty, not to support creeping political ambitions.

These actions aim to push democracy and the Honduran people, and all of Latin America with them, back to the times of dictatorship, repression against the people and aggression against human rights. We call upon the Honduran armed forces to reconsider; to put themselves on the side of justice and the people and restore the constitutional thread, and their honor as soldiers who will not accept being used as an armed gang at the service of minority political interests.

At this moment, when the real importance of democracy and the rights of the people to exercise their will are decided, we are on the side of women and all the Honduran people.

Alba Carosio, Elizabeth Acosta, Luisana Gómez Rosado, Jessie Blanco, Isabel Zerpa, Yusmari Vargas, Asia Villegas, Carmen Hernández, Carmen Teresa García, María del Mar Álvarez de Lovera, Diana Ovalles, Marianela Tovar, Alicia Villegas, Esperanza Villegas, María Azcoaga, Reina Arratia, Elsa Rojas, Elizabeth Pinto, Sara Puentes, Ana Montenegro, Petra Rebeca Rivas, Germania Fernández F, Ana T. Gómez F. (la guara), Diana Cordero (Argentina), Juliana Boersner, Iraima Mogollón, Eugenia Correa (UNAM-México), Lesbia Quintero, María Centeno, Anyely Marín, (Venezuela), Ybelice Briceño (Venezuela), Elizabeth Cisneros (Venezuela), Martha Roldán (Argentina), Esther M. García-Wimmer (Venezuela), Margarita Ospino (Venezuela), Teresa Ontiveros (Venezuela), Maria Isabel Aliaga Castillo, (Venezuela), Iama La Rosa (Venezuela), Magdalena Leon T. (Ecuador), Anais Lopez (Venezuela), Daisy J. Barreto Ramos (Venezuela), Daisy J. Barreto Ramos (Venezuela), Mónica Mancera (Caracas-Venezuela), Géneroconclase (Venezuela), Ariadna Alzuru Mogollón (Venezuela), Elba Martinez Vargas (Venezuela/España), Emma Martínez, Ana Cauwel, Vicmar Morillo Gil, Maryluz Guillén (Venezuela), Patricia Protzel, Candelaria Alfonso Pérez, Nereida Carrión (Venezuela), Lody Auguste, Matilde Iturria, Marielisa Álvarez, Alma Margarita Oceguera Rodríguez (México), Livia Vargas González (Venezuela), Susi Pola Z (Rep. Dominicana), Luz Elena Langle Gomez (México), Francesca Gargallo ( México), Andrea D’Atri (Argentina), Pan y Rosas (Argentina), Perla Prigoshin (Argentina), Lesbia Muro Lozada, Gloria Elena Bernal (México), Bertha Olimpia Chete Hernández ( Guatemala ICW/Latina), Cecilia Castro, Anne Marie Corolian (Francia), Maria Griselda LLoveras Castera (Republica Dominicana), Mertxe Gómez Llanos (País Vasco), Daissy Marcano, Eglee Pietri. Paula García, Jenny Londoño López (Ecuador), Carmen Castro (España), Soledad González Montes (México), Ciudad de Mujeres, Marieva Caguaripano, Amaylin Riveros, Gabriela Malaguera (Venezuela), Mirtea Elizabeth Acuña Cepeda (México), Mónica Jasis (México), Adelaida Salas Salazar, Patricia Gual Gamboa, Maha Tabbakh Sarraf, sociación Civil La Casa del Encuentro Buenos Aires Argentina, Estela Fernández Hermosillo (México), Elvira Villarreal Torres (México), Dora Barrancos (Argentina), Viviana Caminos (Argentina), María Denis de Dávila, Silvia Lommi, Hanne Holst Molestina (Ecuador), Ma. de Lourdes Pérez Oseguera (México), Lourdes Contreras (Republica Dominicana), Rosa Montalvo Reinoso (Ecuador), Alejandra Arroyo (México), Leticia Burgos Ochoa (México), Beatriz Garrido ( Argentina), Carmen Julia Gómez Carrasco (Rep. Dominicana), Silvia Matus (México), Rosa López Machuca (México), Maru Romero (México), Lydia Manini (Argentina), Citlalli Esparza González (México), Maritza Mendoza R. (Venezuela), Yris Martin Marquez (Venezuela), Cecibel Mejia Pluas (Ecuador) , Lety Mendez (El Salvador), Rosa Eliza Valarezo Palacios (Ecuador), Charna Furman (Uruguay), María del Pilar Troya (Ecuador), Edith Silva Alzolar (Venezuela), María Guadalupe López García (México), Lesbianas en Patlatonalli (México), Coralia Saavedra ( Venezuela), Gloria Tello Sánchez (México), Monica Soto (México), Enith Flores, Gioconda Mota (Venezuela), Elena Rojo Almaraz (México), Mujeres Trabajando, Marcha Mundial de Mujeres, Ma. de Lourdes Pérez Oseguera (México), Josu Mozos Aranguren (Canadá), Aliva González (Venezuela), Edith Pineda Arvelo (Venezuela), Norma Mogrovejo Aquise (México), María Rosa Val (Argentina), Alexandra Martínez (Venezuela), Luisana Hernández Melo (Venezuela), Blanca Suárez San Román (México), Ma Elena Calderon Castillo (México), Marcela Castañeda (Argentina), Mercedes Romero Díaz (Venezuela), María Eugenia Villalón (Venezuela), Rosa M. Dumenjó i Martí (España), Empar Pineda (España), Carmen Alquegui Lanas (España), Eva Németh (Argentina), Paula Castello Starkoff (Argentina-Ecuador), Olga Lucía Roldán (Venezuela), María Emilia Durán García (Venezuela), Plataforma de Mujeres por la Legalización del Aborto (Venezuela), Violeta Cangas Montelongo (México), Micaela Fernández Darriba (Argentina), Nidia Graciela Fernandez (Argentina), Silvia Beatriz Oliveira (Argentina), Elizabeth Chacón de Gutierrez (Venezuela), Aura Tampoa (Venezuela), Mariaconcetta Patti (Argentina), Carmen Colazo (Argentina), Mevia Maria Carrazza-Meyi (Argentina), Magdalena Valdivieso (Chile-Venezuela), Loreto Fernández (Chile), Marisol Lander (Venezuela), Lelis Párez Sanchez (Venezuela), Alejandra Rodríguez (Venezuela), María Inés Gómez (México-Venezuela), Ximena Erazo (Chile), Mía Dragnic, Socióloga (Chile-Venezuela), M. Cecilia Martínez Parga (Chile), Carmen Mercedes de Romero, Lucy Mirtha Ketterer Romero (Chile), Soledad Aranguiz (Chile), Laura Salazar (Argentina), Marianella Yanes Oliveros (Venezuela), Pamela Kluts (Bélgica), Graciela Greco (Argentina), Patricia Silva Soto (Chile), Marcela D´Angelo (Argentina), Viviana D´Angelo (Argentina), Dulce Corina Fumero (Venezuela), Olga Morales (Argentina), Amalia Mauro (Chile), María Pagano (Argentina), Ismenia Amigo Alvarez (Chile), Singénero dedudas (España), Carmen Castro (España), Eliana Largo Vera (Chile), Jacqueline Clarac (Venezuela), Zita Martínez Parga (Chile), Yaneira Negrón (Venezuela), Ana Elisa Osorio (Venezuela), María Teresa Espinoza (Venezuela), Alejandra Ciriza (Argentina), Casa de la Mujer Azucena Villaflor (Argentina), Masaya Llavaneras Blanco (Venezuela), Paulina González Sánchez (Colombia), Juana Camargo (Panamá), Viviana Rovira (Argentina), Julia Agular (El Salvador), Juliana Francis Smith (Nicaragua), Laura A. González D’Orsi (Venezuela), Ariadne Lamont (México), Gladis Gómez (Uruguay), Rosa Melguizo (España), Magali Muñoz de Pimentel (Venezuela), Olga Uribe (Venezuela), Miriam Mussett (Venezuela), María Egilda Castellano A. (Venezuela), Norkys Balbás (Venezuela), Olga Esquivel Tapia (Chile), Clemirde Franco (Venezuela), Magali Mendes de Menezes (Brasil), Carmen Alida Soto Castellanos (Venezuela), Carmen Mercedes Pesquera (Venezuela),Ingrid Salcedo (Venezuela), Irene Le Maitre (Venezuela), Trinidad Escoriza Mateu (España), Elena Paredes (Venezuela), Katia Piñango Pinto (Venezuela)

To add your name to this communique, please send your name and country to the following email address: feministasenmovimiento (at) gmail (dot) com

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