As intersectional feminists bearing witness to Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine, we recognise its history of imperialism, capitalism, settler colonialism, genocide, ecocide, and patriarchy against Palestine and Palestinians.
We mourn the tragic loss of lives and condemn Israel’s indiscriminate bombing of Gaza – which has resulted in more than 14.000 lives lost and many others wounded, displaced, missing and traumatised. We are outraged by the censorship, threats, intimidation, and backlash targeting those speaking out in solidarity with Palestine and Palestinians. We also bear witness to the rising anti-Palestinian, anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, and anti-Semitic violence and rhetoric - we are resolute in challenging all bigotries and oppressions.
We are joining the call for an immediate ceasefire, the safe unimpeded passage of humanitarian aid, and the end of Israel’s siege of Gaza and its occupation of Palestine. We call on governments to ensure and guarantee the safety and civic rights of those organising and protesting around the world, in solidarity with Palestine.
We call on continued and increased financial, humanitarian, and political support of groups, initiatives, and feminist activism in Palestine.
Mama Cash continues to support our partners in the region, and we are in touch with our peers and advisors to support and resource Palestinian feminist civil society in the short and long term.
For some of us within the Mama Cash community, our friends and families are directly in the line of fire. And for all of us at Mama Cash, we support Palestinian communities and all those fighting for freedom and justice. We are in solidarity and in resistance.
Further petitions and calls for peace, justice and solidarity
In a world often marred by conflict and division, it’s vital to reaffirm our commitment to peace, justice, and equality. We mourn the lives lost, and we condemn the violence and censorship that have tried to silence the voices advocating for a better tomorrow. But we won’t be silenced.
We will continue to morally support initiatives and calls for peace, justice, and solidarity by and with feminist activists in the region that are working to end violence, repression, oppression, and the occupation.
This statement was updated on November 29, 2023