Communiqué From Indigenous Prisoners in Struggle Against Patriarchal Violence (Chiapas, Mexico)

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This communiqué comes from the imprisoned Indigenous organizing group, “The Indigenous Voice of Resistance”. It speaks out against patriarchal violence and calls for radical change in the face of such violence. The original in Spanish was published by the working group “No estamos todxs” and can be found here.

Cereso No. 5. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

November 24th, 2018

 

Communiqué of Indigenous Prisoners in Struggle

Organization “The Indigenous Voice in Resistance” Adherent of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandon Jungle of the EZLN

 

To the Zapatista Army of National Liberation

To the National and International Civil Society

To the National and International Media

To the National and International Sixth

To the Human Rights and Non-government Organizations

To the Network Against Repression and for Solidarity

To the Independent Organizations

To the People of Mexico and the World

 

As in any part of the world where injustice invades us, we become involved. With much pain, we speak out against the violence against women which has become a structural problem increasing the humiliation against women. Its origin lies in the lack of equality in different spheres and in the discrimination that persists against women. It is a social problem that functions in the domestic, public, physical and cultural spheres among others. We express our solidarity in the demand for justice. Enough with so much impunity in cases of violence against women! We demand an urgent and total change. As every year, November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we demand that women have the right to live in harmony. No more discrimination and humiliation. The women of the world deserve respect. “No more violence.”

At the same time we invite all of the state, national and international independent organizations to continue demanding true justice and the freedom of all of the political prisoners and prisoners of conscious throughout the world.

“By uniting our voices and forces of the Mexican people, true justice will triumph”

Sincerely,

Adrian Gomez Jimenez

Alfredo Gomez Lopez

Juan de la Cruz Ruiz

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