Invitation for Membership/Participation to the

International Women’s Alliance · First General Assembly

5 -6 July, 2011 · Manila, Philippines

Dear Friends,

Warmest greetings of international solidarity!

Last August 16,  2010, the International Women’s Alliance (IWA), an alliance of women’s mass organizations, institutions, networks, alliances and individuals held its founding assembly in Montreal, Canada with 27 women’s organizations, 15 women’s institutions and 26 individuals as founding members.

The formation of IWA was a result of the  Montreal International Women’s Conference in Canada held  August 13 – 15, 2011 attended by 400 delegates  from 32 countries. The said conference passed a resolution that called for the formation of IWA as an anti-imperialist, anti-patriarchal, anti-racist and anti-sexist alliance committed to building a militant global women’s movement in the 21st century as part of the movement for national and social liberation.

Knowing your organization’s commitment to the cause of national and social liberation and women’s equality, may we invite you/your organization to be a member of IWA and participate in its First General Assembly which will be held in the Philippines from July 5 to 6, 2011.

The First General Assembly of IWA will adopt its constitution and by-laws, basis of unity, general program of action and two-year plan  and elect the officers and members of its leading bodies.

We have the following documents can help you to better understand the IWA:

  1. Invitation to the IWA General Assembly and Participation Form
  2. Draft Basis of Unity
  3. Draft Constitution and By-Laws

To acquire these documents, please contact us at

Also, there are IWA participation forms that need to be filled in and sent to the IWA Secretariat on or before April 1, 2011. To acquire these forms, please email and please return it to these address as well.

We thank you for your support and best wishes in your advocacies.

For the Organizing Committee of the First IWA General Assembly,

Liza Maza   and   Marie Boti

Organizing Committee Members

Gabriela, Philippines (Liza Maza/Lana Linaban

Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Pakistan  (Azra Zayeed)

Women of Diverse Origins, Montreal (Marie Boti)

Gabriela, USA (Valerie Francisco)

Mouvement contre le viol et l’inceste, Montreal (Rita Acosta)

AMMORE, Taiwan, (Hsiao-Chuan Hsia)

Pinay sa Utrecht (Coni Ledesma)