Poverty, economic marginalization and exploitation render women more vulnerable to gender-based violence and pull women down in their uphill climb to fully enjoy their rights. Access to and control over land and resources remain a significant barrier for many women in Asia.
The APMDD stands in solidarity with women all over the world in raising their voice against all forms of gender-based violence and in calling for an end to the systemic discrimination, marginalization and exploitation that millions of women in Asia contend with every day.
Today in the midst of sickness, hunger, lockdowns, violence and repression we raise our voice for our vision of a transformed and just world where women are free from discrimination, oppression and exploitation, where no woman needs to live in hunger or fear or insecurity, and every woman enjoys a life of dignity.
We want alternative development models that center people and planet, uphold human rights, food sovereignty and climate justice. We demand that our voices be heard, heeded and protected. We want systemic change, and we want it now!
APMDD is a regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks. APMDD believes in social transformation that is all encompassing and interrelated: it is economic, political, cultural and environmental and has class, ethnicity/race and gender dimensions.