International Women's Alliance
The International Women’s Alliance (IWA) is an anti-imperialist global alliance of militant grassroots-based women’s organizations, institutions, alliances, networks and individuals committed to advancing national and social liberation and gender equality.
We are united in the goal of liberating women from historical oppression and exploitation and in establishing an alternative system founded on genuine democracy, freedom, justice, equality and peace.
We aspire for a society that recognizes, promotes and protects the rights and interests of women and is void of all forms of discrimination and violence against women.
We strive to intensify local struggles and campaigns against imperialism and capitalism, strengthen international solidarity, and contribute to the people’s struggle for national liberation, sovereignty, and self-determination.
“A hundred years since the declaration of the first International Toiling Women’s Day, we, women from all over the world have come together to constitute the International Women’s Alliance (IWA) as an anti-imperialist, anti-patriarchal, anti-racist, anti-sexist and anti-homophobic alliance committed to advancing a militant global women’s movement in the 21st century as part of the movement for national and social liberation.”
Resist the capitalist crisis and wars of aggression
Defend and assert the rights and freedom of women
End violence and discrimination against women
Fight racism, sexism, fundamentalism and homophobia
Expose the imperialist discourse that intensifies women’s subjugation under patriarchy
Promote IWA among progressive women’s groups, especially in Latin America, in Africa and in Europe
Project IWA’s analysis on different issues affecting the majority of oppressed women and peoples of the world
Participate in international solidarity events around the world
Set up regional chapters of IWA
Organize coordinated actions
Publish our statements on major issues of the day affecting our members