We join the demands of large number of organizations and peace, human rights, and women human rights networks around the world to stop the massacres and atrocities against civilians, committed by the regime of Libyan dictator Gaddafi.
We support non-violent protests of the democratic forces in Libya, who want to free themselves from the 42-years-long regime of Gaddafi, who rules with an iron fist, violating elementary human rights and civil liberties.
We also support non-violent protests of the citizens in other countries in North Africa (Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria) and in Middle Eastern countries (Bahrain, Yemen, Iran ...), who have bravely and resolutely stood against the dictatorial and greedy regimes, wanting to live in peace, dignity and freedom.
We express our deepest respect and solidarity with women, who have a key role in nonviolent civil protests. Women’s visible, massive and courageous participation in the protests in these countries have shown that women do not fit nor accept the roles imposed upon them by a conservative patriarchal society.
We demand from Serbian authorities to stop exporting and selling arms to dictatorial regimes in North Africa, Middle East and other countries. We know that these regimes will use these weapons against their own people. From Serbian authorities we demand strong commitment to a UN Resolution that imposed sanctions to the Libyan regime.
We also expect from the representatives of Republic of Serbia to clearly and indisputably condemn the dictatorial and corrupt regimes, thus contributing to building peace and human security based on human rights, civil liberties, economic and social development rather than militarism, weapons, oppression and violence.
We will express our support to non-violent movements in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as our protest against violence of Libyan dictatorship, and the dictatorships of other countries in North Africa and Middle East, with a street action, which will be held on February 28th, 2011, from 1 PM to 1.30 PM, at the Republic Square in Belgrade.
Belgrade, February 27th, 2011.
Women in Black