A Feminism that Leaves No one Behind

For International Women’s Day, ATD invited people to stop and listen to women who live in extreme poverty. They defend human rights and struggle against injustice in so many ways around the world. They speak up in support of their communities to benefit other women like them who live in extreme poverty. They speak out to call for a world in which this poverty no longer exists.

in March 2018, at a Fourth World People’s University in Spain, attendees discussed the subject of feminism from the perspective of their own experiences in extreme poverty. Someone asked when the feminist movement started. The guest speaker, a feminist activist, responded that the question is hard for her to answer. “All people who are faced with injustice,” she explained, “resist in some way and struggle against it. When their lives are at stake people do not stand idly by, despite what others may say and think about them.” For her, the speaker affirmed, feminism springs from this natural urge of each person to overcome injustice.

Today in 177 countries around the world there is a call for women to strike.  Their rallying cry: “If women stop, the world stops.”

ATD invites people also to stop and listen to women who live in extreme poverty. They defend human rights and struggle against injustice in so many ways around the world. They speak up in support of their communities to benefit other women like them who live in extreme poverty. They speak out to call for a world in which this poverty no longer exists.

If these women stop, the world stops.

Woman activists active with ATD Fourth World:
Angela Babb (UK)
Agustina Villca (Bolivia)
Louise (Central African Republic)