Statement on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018
Today is international women’s day. Women must be celebrated and honored. But how in this precarious time, where our civil and political rights are in constant danger, do we commemorate this symbolic day? In the past few months, many lives were taken – women and children included, caught int he crossfire of the unrelenting drug war.
Many of our children are left without their mothers, sisters, aunts and grandmothers. they were traumatized and continue to suffer the feeling of wanting and longing for their loved ones.
As we grieve with the children who have lost the women figure in their lives, we, at Children’s Legal Rights and Development Center (CLRDC), likewise stand in solidarity with all the women who have lost their loved ones, especially their children.
We remain steadfast in protecting children’s rights; we resist any vilification of women and children; we condemn the further killings.
We call for a fair and just society where the human dignity of everyone are respected, especially the rights of those who are the most vulnerable among us.
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