Women in Southeast Asia: Resisting Militarism, Asserting Sovereignty

29 November 2016

On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, the Center for Women’s Resources releases its new publication “Women in Southeast Asia: Resisting Militarism, Asserting Sovereignty”.

“Together with the people’s movements around the world, women are building movements and organizations to fight imperialism and neoliberalism that aim to control the world’s resources. Southeast Asian women, comprising half of the poor and struggling peoples who have been deprived of food, resources, and rights, need to have a collective call for action.

Militarism and resource wars widen the gap between the rich and the poor. As more repressive governments embrace the US pivot to Asia, women should react with a unified stand against the policy and expose the abuses caused by the culture of militarism.”