International Women’s Day

This year the women of Las Abejas gathered on International Women’s Day to speak out against the injustice experienced by women and girls in their communities.  They marched from a nearby military base (a constant source of violence and intimidation) to Acteal, the site of the 1997 massacre.   The group were accompanied by hundreds of supporters from all over the world.  The photos and press release below clearly show the incredible courage and determination of the women in their continual fight for justice and peace.

Click here for a translation of the press release;

International Women’s Day Press Release


Press release and photos sourced from