Second International Women’s Conference starts in Berlin
The 2nd International Women’s Conference of the Women Weave the Future Network started in Germany’s capital Berlin on Saturday with discussions on many topics and workshops under the motto “Our Revolution: Liberating Life.”
Hundreds of delegates from 41 countries attended the conference with the aim of uniting against capitalist modernity and the male-dominated system.
“Jin jiyan azadi (Women, labor, freedom) puts women at the center of life and leads them to freedom,” said Gemeinsam Kampfen activist Redge Wolya, who was in the Preparatory Committee of the conference.
“People from different regions presented their own struggles, told us how they were fighting for ecological justice and how they were fighting against patriarchal violence. On the second day, we will talk about democratic women’s confederalism or supranational women’s organization. And we’re actually going to talk more about organizing ourselves and will take some steps there,” Wolya said.
Another Preparatory Committee Member Songul Karabulut said the aim of the conference was not just system analysis but also finding ways to get out of the current situation.
In the first first session of the first day, women from several countries spoke on the topic of "World War III & Smashing the Armor of Immunity of the State & the Dominant-Male."
During the session, Ariel Salleh, sociologist and eco-feminist from Australia said: "The global crisis of modernity is a crisis of masculinity. The struggle is a socialist, ecological and feminist one!"
The conference will continue in its second day on Sunday with three more sessions titled “Becoming—The Desired Life Will Come Not through Miracles but through Revolution,” “Our Vision: Building Free Life” and “Finding Our Way.”
The conference stopped accepting registrations but can be watched online on its web site https://womenweavingfuture.org/ with simultaneous translations in Kurdish, French, English, Spanish, Turkish, German and Italian.