AF3IRM Marks Milestone 15 Years of the Purple Rose Campaign, Renews Resolve for Justice with Launch of Transnational Work Here and Abroad

1395312_582669758491666_489759508_n National Chair Jollene Levid at the "Relief, Rebuild & Remember" fundraiser in San Diego (Photo Credit: JoAnn Fields)

For Immediate Release February 14, 2014 Barbra Ramos AF3IRM | National Communications Director (323) 813-4272 | af3irm@af3irm.org

NATIONAL - 2014 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Purple Rose Campaign. For fifteen years, we, the women of AF3IRM and previously of GABRIELA Network, have waged the Purple Rose Campaign Against the Trafficking of Women and Children. For fifteen years, we have engaged in speaking out and advocating for labor and sex trafficked women; we have lobbied for the passage of … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM Commits to Building Sexual Violence Relief Resources in the Philippines

For Immediate Release
December 10, 2013
Contact: Barbra Ramos, National Communications Director
af3irm@af3irm.org
(323) 813-4272
AF3IRM Commits to Building Sexual Violence Relief Resources in the Philippines
  Today, on Human Rights Days and the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, AF3IRM announces a partnership with the National Association of Asian and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV) and Balik sa Dagat Bangka Journey to prevent and to provide relief from sexual violence against women in disaster areas. The organizations’ proposed program is multi-layered—it includes active partnership with groups in the Philippines and the creation of mobile sexual violence relief centers. Jollene Levid, National Chairperson of … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM Rejects Corporate Greed and Launches List for Women’s Lives/Livelihoods

For Immediate Release
November 29, 2013
Contact: Katrina Socco, National Programme Coordinator
natcoord@af3irm.org
  On Black Friday and everyday, AF3IRM rejects the corporate greed that fuels imperialist control which militarism enforces. Women produce the labor, which makes all labor possible, and yet we are the most vulnerable in the workplace. We know that women are exploited as the means of production and in the mode of production--from women in Maquiladoras (sweatshops) to women retail workers fighting for just wages and treatment. On the national level, we stand in solidarity with the many striking Walmart workers who are fighting to be treated with dignity and a living … Continue Reading ››

Extradition of Former Congressman’s Mistress Dropped; AF3IRM Celebrates Victory on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

For Immediate Release
November 25, 2013
Contact: Barbra Ramos, National Communications Director
af3irm@af3irm.org | 323-813-4272
NATIONAL-- “There is no better way for us to mark this day,” said AF3IRM National Chair Jollene Levid, upon receiving the news that the Philippine government had officially rescinded its request for the extradition of Grace Grande, who had fled her status as a congressman’s mistress. “We want to thank, first of all, Grace Grande and her sons, who all stood with unwavering fortitude, in the face of seven years of lies, harassment, threats, imprisonment and all the garbage misogynists are capable of. We salute you!” AF3IRM learned a lot, said Ms. … Continue Reading ››

AF3IRM Responds to SlutWalk: The Women’s Movement Is Not Monochromatic.

From the moment the first call for a SlutWalk in the US went out, the AF3IRM membership – transnational women who are im/migrants or whose families are im/migrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa – has been analyzing and discussing this burgeoning movement to address the issue of sexual violence and continuing victimization of rape victims by police, the justice system and other agents of authority. It is a testament to the compelling nature of SlutWalk’s call against women’s victimization that we hung fire for months, hammering out our position and analyzing why, while we applaud the effort of those who … Continue Reading ››

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