June Zeitlin delivered a plenary speech at the Feminist Majority Conference on both achievements and challenges to women’s rights in the United States and globally.
Women are agents of change. We see that of course in the power of the women’s movement and also in the enormous contributions to social movements here and worldwide. Organizations pushing for peace and justice cannot succeed without women’s active participation and leadership. However, these organizations and movements have not been equally active in struggles for gender justice, or integrating gender in their own perspectives and positions. We all need to work to increase collaboration and solidarity among grassroots social movements, labor unions, and peace, human rights, economic justice, and environmental organizations that share our vision.
Feminist Majority Conference Speech (.doc)