From the beginning of 2020, these women were killed: Zamzam Mahaid of Um El Fahm. She was shot twenty times. Nasrin Jabara of Taibe was killed with six shots. Hadija Abu Sabit of Arara in the Negev was killed by strangling.
It is not the coronavirus that is killing us. Dozens of attempted murders, stabbings, and acts of strangling, physical violence and threats of murder – all of these a floating through our cities and towns. All the while, the world has its eyes turned to the corona infections and the next war. It is right now that women are in a life-or-death struggle against the violence and repression they face every day. We look the other way, allowing the blood of women to flow in the streets.
The pandemic has all of us closed up in our houses and in many families that means the lives of women and girls have become an intolerable hell, the pressures they must face both psychological and financial.
The difficult times the world is facing today place an especially heavy burden on women, who are literally paying, in too many cases, with their lives.
That is why we – feminist activists from all over the country – have chosen to continue the struggle against all forms of violence and repression, our march to freedom. We’ll do it from our workplaces, our streets – and from our homes!
The current emergency will not prevent us from demonstrating, from denouncing and rising up against chauvinism, crime and the glut of weapons, especially now, in light of the incitement we are facing against our work to aid and promote women.
We are holding on to life – we deserve to live!
Digital protest, Sunday, 5:00 pm -- see the event page for more information