|Our historic 60-person International Women's
Day delegation, is carrying the 2,000+ gift baskets
you so generously donated to the women of the beleaguered
region. We have been invited by the United Nations
Gender Division to hand-deliver humanitarian aid
in the region.
Six years ago, 10,000 CODEPINKers
converged on Washington D.C. with a rally that encircled the
White House in vibrant PINK.
Three years later, and more than a 100,000 stronger, we called
on women around the world to form our new global campaign:
Women Say no to War.
year, we gathered yet another international delegation to
deliver aid to the women of Gaza and to expose the horrendous
costs of war, weapons and occupation. Women now have to
care for the physical and emotional wounds in their families
and communities, while dealing with their own broken hearts.
They face shortages of water, electricity, food, medicine,
heat, fuel, and shelter. Some neighborhoods have been almost
totally destroyed; and over 100,000 people displaced from
According to the United Nations, "Children are hungry,
cold, without electricity and running water, and above all,
they're terrified. Women are at greater risk of maternal death
and or injury as maternity wards are being used as surgical
facilities to treat the wounded."
UPDATE: Peace Delegation in Gaza
visit Gaza to witness aftermath of war, Canada's Globe
& Mail, March 9, 2009
Prize-Winning Author Alice Walker, CODEPINK Founder Medea
Benjamin in Gaza to Mark International Women's Day,
Democracy NOW! March 9, 2009
The Women of Gaza On International Women's Day: We
Will Not Be Silent!
by Ann Wright, Common Dreams, March 9, 2009
Walker holds US liable for Gaza war: Award-winning author
Alice Walker says US administrations should be held accountable
for Israeli aggression against the people of Gaza. PressTV.Com,
March 8, 2009
Blogs on the Gaza Delegation
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