women and peace
PROPOSE TO STOP THE WAR NOW
Of course, we persist in seeking a negotiated outcome for our country, rebuilding a life and society in the midst of the violence and upheaval and desolation that others try to impose on us as our destiny.
Since patience and tenacity, tolerance and solidarity are still on our side, we will refuse to send our children to war and to support any humiliating act or violence in our houses, our streets, our neighborhoods, our cities, villages and sidewalks.
We will continue analyzing the alternatives for development of the country, educating our sons and daughters, marching, singing, working, loving, weaving initiatives, giving birth to projects in the interest of liberty. From so much insisting, another peace process will be born: One that includes all ethnicities, all generations, all social classes and religions, those who live in the countryside and those who live in the cities, and the various military groups and professions.
Reason, which has long been held up to us as the domain of masculine supremacy, this reason is now on our side. We are clear about our ideas and have the will to design outcomes with less arrogance and more tenderness, with more wisdom and generosity, based neither on monetary gain nor on a false sense of honor, but based on the dignity and happiness that we deserve.
This is a historic opportunity to change the style in which conflicts are confronted in this country and in the entire world. It is time to raise our voices and our proposals and to show the powers that be that, as a country, we still have the opportunity to create a worthy and generous outcome.
CONSENSUS OF MUJERES DEL
BARCO DE LA PAZ (Women of the Ship of Peace)
3rd of March 2002