winter 2003-2004

deeply disturbed...
by a new wave in the west (with an old colonial legacy...)
of abuse of the language of women's emancipation and feminism
for racist, assimilationist and islamophobic political agendas
we wish to take a public stand against such cynical political opportunism
and call upon other feminists and activists in the women's movements
to raise their voice

... and say not in our names!
several statements were written and translated within and beyond the NextGENDERation network,
some of these were published on the occasion of International Women's Day the 8th of March 2004
and meanwhile they continue to circulate, to affirm and connect anti-racist feminist visions and practices
not in our names!
pas en notre nom!
niet in onze naam
no en nuestros nombres
feministisch statement

a campaign supported by
[Belgium] Le collectif des femmes en noir contre les expulsions et les centres fermés | FC Poppesnor | Steunpunt allochtone meisjes en vrouwen | Vrouwen Overleg Komitee | Vrouwen in het Zwart Leuven
[the Netherlands] Marokkaanse Vrouwenvereniging Nederland | Stichting ZAMI | Chebba Meidenplaza
[Spain] La Eskalera Karakola | Limes, Espai per a la recerca accio

Niet in onze naam! was published in De Standaard (Belgium) on the 8th of march 2004
Feministisch statement was published in De Volkskrant (The Netherlands) on the 12th of march 2004

related texts and statements
[on the public debate following the honour killing of Hatun Sürücü - Germany, april 2005]
The Politics of Migrant Women's Rights:
Anti-racist feminists discuss domestic violence, feminism and multiculturalism read
Migrantinnenrechte und Repräsentationspolitik.
Anti-rassistische Feministinnen diskutieren häusliche Gewalt, Feminismus und Multikulturalismus lese
Göçmen Kadin Haklari ve Temsil Politikalari.
Irkçilik karsiti feministler eviçi siddet, feminizm ve çokkültürlülügü tartisiyor download [pdf]

[on the Not in our names campaign - 2004]
'Niet in onze naam'. Een hartenkreet tegen de inzet van het feminisme in de 'beschavingsoorlog' download [pdf]

[on the French debate concerning the headscarf - 2004]
Le corps des femmes n’est pas un champ de bataille. Un point de vue féministe sur la loi "anti-voile" lire
[link to Les mots sont importants]
Intervention contre une loi d’exclusion lire [link to Les mots sont importants]
Débat sur le voile au Collectif Droits des femmes lire [link to Les mots sont importants]
De la cérémonie du dévoilement à Alger (1958) à Ni Putes Ni Soumises : l'instrumentalisation coloniale et néo-coloniale de la cause des femmes lire [link to Multitudes ]

on-line petitions and actions
[Islam et laicité] Pétition contre une loi d’exclusion. Un voile sur les discriminations lire plus
[link to Islam et laicité]