Women’s Federation declares solidarity with Puerto Rico’s fight for independence

Caracas, Venezuela: Struggle-La Lucha’s Berta Joubert-Ceci (left) with comrade from the Communist Party of Colombia at the XVII Congress of the Women’s International Democratic Federation. SLL photo

Resolution on Puerto Rico passed at the XVII Congress of the Women’s International Democratic Federation (FDIM/WIDF) in Caracas, Venezuela

Mujeres en Lucha-Women in Struggle declares that until the Boricua sisters live in a free country, women in the United States will not enjoy full freedom.

Women in Puerto Rico have been under the colonial yoke imposed by the United States since its invasion in 1898, so their struggles and victories against the oppression of the patriarchy are limited by the nature of a failed colonial state that, not being sovereign, obeys an imperial and hegemonic power that does not recognize women’s rights even in their 50 states.

Only under independence can we advance towards a society with a fairer system that recognizes the values and rights of women.

The movement that fights for the independence of the Puerto Rican archipelago urgently needs international solidarity.

And in response to this call, the XVII Congress of the FDIM, gathered in Caracas from April 24-28, 2022, resolves to send a solidarity greeting to the movement for the freedom of Puerto Rico and its organizations; and to the extent possible, they will demand of the U.S. Embassies and/or Consulates in their respective countries immediate independence with compensation for Puerto Rico.

Caracas, April 27, 2022.

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