No Limits For Women For International Women's Month
EndingViolence Against Women
Online - Part of United Nations CSW65
(Commission on the Status of Women Conference)
Ending sexual violence and healing its effects are necessary for the full empowerment of all women and girls. While sexual violence and threats of sexual violence are experienced by every woman and girl, the impact of this form of violence disproportionately affects women and girls who are poor, of color, young and/or marginalized.
Our panel of grassroots women leaders from around the world will discuss:
★ the tools they have use to overcome the emotional effects of sexual violence in their own lives
★ how to help others to do the same.
The Work of No Limits for Women, SAL, and UER
It is possible to limit the effects of human-caused climate change and restore the environment—and some big changes are needed if this is to happen. Sustaining All Life (SAL), No Limits For Women (NL4W) and United to End Racism (UER) believe the environmental crisis cannot be resolved without ending sexism, racism, genocide of Indigenous peoples, classism, and other oppressions.
The impact of environmental destruction and climate change falls most heavily on the groups targeted by these oppressions, and on other vulnerable populations (including populations of people who are elderly, disabled and very young).
To build a movement powerful enough to resolve the climate crisis, SAL, NL4W and UER believe that the following barriers must be overcome: (1) longstanding divisions between nations and between groups of people caused by oppression (especially by racism, sexism, genocide of Indigenous people, and classism), (2) wide-spread feelings of discouragement and powerlessness, (3) a too-slow response to the escalating damage to the earth’s climate, (4) difficulties in effectively addressing the connections between the environmental crisis and the failures of our economic system.
We have found that these barriers are most quickly overcome as people heal from the mental and emotional harm caused by oppression. SAL, NL4W and UER events provide opportunities for people to take turns listening to each other while encouraging emotional release. We become better able to think, speak out, organize, unite, and lead others in building a sustainable world.
SAL, NL4W and UER are projects of and use the tools of Re-evaluation Counseling, which currently exists in 95 countries.