2022 brings old and new challenges. On the one hand, covid and its variants and the attempt to impose a sustained normality on the even more precarious lives of women and the deepening conflicts between capital and life. In this landscape, social and feminist movements have resisted and grown. For many continental organizations, two years of pandemic have meant the acquisition of new technologies that allow us to safely continue the work. Thus, in 2021 the World March of Women was able to launch the Berta Cáceres International Feminist Organizing School and hold its 12th International Meeting. A new International Coordination was established at the 12th International meeting. We bid farewell to Mozambique’s role in that position, led by Graca Samo, and welcomed Turkey’s Yildiz Temürtürkan.
The Americas also renewed its international representation with the addition of Martha (Tita) Godinez from Sector Mujeres de Guatemala and the approval of one more term for Nalú Farias and Alejandra Laprea. On the other hand, 2022 is overshadowed by war. Another part of our beloved globe is being trampled by this monster and it hurts us just as we hurt for Palestine, Saharawi, Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen or any other country that is subjected to any kind of war. We are concerned that in the midst of a new rearrangement of capitalism, the lives of women and girls will become even more precarious. Now more than ever, women say no to war and no to a militarized peace. Yes to free and sovereign territories.