Since 2002, October 5th has been observed yearly as International Day of No Prostitution. Started in Australia and the United States, it is now observed across the globe not only as a day of remembrance for women who have lost their lives in the sex trade, … Continue Reading ››
Fifteen thousand years before the Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock, these lands were watched over by the Wampanoag, who called themselves Pokanoket. These people followed matrilineal inheritance, with women holding and inheriting property regardless of marital status. They were also matrilocal, with married couples going to live with the woman’s … Continue Reading ››
Today, we take a moment to acknowledge that true liberation will not be achieved under a government that continues the exploitation and commodification of women. Public health approaches in understanding sexploitation are necessary to understand how upstream factors, such as domestic … Continue Reading ››
AF3IRM Portland is bringing awareness to #DayOfNoSexploitation with a banner drop! As a new chapter in AF3IRM, we are proud to be part of this anti-imperialist, transnational feminist organization, and be part of the change.
Sex trafficking rates have especially increased during COVID-19. In the media, we … Continue Reading ››
We of AF3IRM Seattle continue to fight against the Genocide of Womankind and even further to call for a Day of No Sexploitation. Sexploitation, or the exploitation of women and girls for sex, is one of the most commonly unseen but overrepresented ways … Continue Reading ››
NATIONAL: In partnership with Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity, AF3IRM National announces the start of the 8th Annual Summer School of Youth Activism in Iowa. This is the second year we will be conducting the school remotely due to the pandemic. The theme of the school is Regeneration: Cultivating Intergenerational Learning and Leadership and calls on … Continue Reading ››
It is with a heavy heart that AF3IRM condemns the recent murders of mostly Asian women at several Georgia massage establishments. Eight people were killed on Tuesday night, six of them were Asian women, four of those women were Korean nationals. While Georgia officials have not confirmed that these murders were racially motivated, … Continue Reading ››
International Women’s Day, though presently pinkwashed, was originally created as part of the organizing strategy of Socialist parties in the United States and Europe. Previously called International Working Women’s Day (IWWD) it signified a day of striking, political organizing, and dismantling capitalism with the express goal of prioritizing the … Continue Reading ››
Every year, AF3IRM chapters observe Purple Rose Day in order to honor those impacted by sex trafficking and sexual exploitation and to renew our commitment to the work of ending gender-based violence. After some setbacks due to weather, we made it out to Aurora on February 17, and placed our memorial at the cross sections … Continue Reading ››
On February 14th of every year--what is widely recognized as Valentine’s Day in this place we call the U.S.--AF3IRM observes Purple Rose Day. While the rest of society partakes in (or rejects) the commodification of romance, every year on this day AF3IRM recommits to ending the commodification of women … Continue Reading ››
Today we are breathing a momentary sigh of relief. A sigh that acknowledges the official transition of power from the 45th President of the United States to the 46th. Our families and communities are still reeling from this mismanaged pandemic and mourning our losses, so we may feel as if we’re far too numb … Continue Reading ››
Today, December 10, marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We honor Las Mariposas—Patria, Minerva, María Teresa, and Dedé—the brave Mirabal sisters who fought a regime that ultimately cost them their lives. We also launched the Feminist Covid Diaries on Day 1 passing the mic to our members of primarily women of color … Continue Reading ››
On the day that is reserved for honoring Indigenous people whose stolen land many of us occupy as settlers, the United States Senate has begun its hearings for Trump’s nominee for Supreme Court justice, Amy Coney Barrett. There is no greater miscalculation than to pick this date out of haste, as our nation is reminded of the widespread … Continue Reading ››
There is a war on people of the global south occurring inside the bodies of women in migrant detention centers. The mass hysterectomies being performed on the women at LaSalle Corrections facilities in Georgia are acts of mutilation, torture, and the tools of genocide.
“Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness – … Continue Reading ››