Feministes per la Independència

The Decalogue. English

For a Free, Independent and Feminist Catalan Republic

We want to build a new and better country inspired by freedom, diversity, equality and sustainability; a country where women’s transformative politics is recognised as Politics.

Women are subjects of rights throughout their lives, irrespective of their origins.

1- The eradication of all gender-based violences must be a state affair in the Catalan Republic.

2- We need a national education system which is public, secular, in Catalan, of high quality and coeducational from kindergarten to university.

3- We claim the right to decide over our body, the right to motherhood and childlessness, the right to assisted reproduction regardless of our sexual orientation, the right to free abortion, and the right to decide our sexuality. None of these rights shall be tainted by religious beliefs.

4- We demand a National Pact for Equality with sustainable policies, regardless of the economic conjuncture and the ideological leaning of the successive governments.

5- Women, their contributions in all areas of knowledge and feminist practices must be recognised and made visible. We the women are entitled to have our feminist genealogy  accredited.

6- The sustainability of life must be placed at the core of policy in all of its dimensions-economic, ecological, social, cultural, from an intergenerational perspective, as well as in terms of solidarity, peace and security. We want to live in a country with no armed forces where citizens’ security builds on dialogue and mediation.

7- Caring work and social reproduction are the responsibility of the whole society. The socioeconomic organization must include men’s co-responsibility in this work. The new state must sustain public structures that secure the wellbeing of everyone.

8- We demand labour and wage equality, fair pensions, the end of the sexual division of labour and the eradication of female workers’ discrimination.

9- We advocate for a secular state which does not adhere to any particular religion and where religious beliefs have no influence over legislation and public policy.

10- Women must participate in the constituent process of the new state, in the drafting of the Constitution and in all other areas of national building. Women’s and men’s participation in all decision-making arenas must meet parity.

There is no national freedom without women’s freedom!

Visca Catalunya Independent!

Feministes per la Independència #Tram82  eix #Igualtat  #ViaLliure11S 2015

www.feministesperlaindependencia.cat  @femviacat

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  1. Retroenllaç: Per una República Lliure, Independent i Feminista. Decàleg | Feministes per la Independència

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