10.08.2008 Appeal Georgia
Appeal to all European Women’s Lobby member organisations and the general public of Europe
We cannot allow history repeat itself!
The main victims of the war are peaceful citizens, women and children, and Georgian women need our support and assistance to help put an end to the aggression against Georgia
The current situation on the Russian-Georgian front reminds us of the eve of World War II when the governments continuously made concessions to aggressive superpowers and let them expand their spheres of influence at the expense of small nations.
History has repeatedly proven that the relationships between countries built on power and suppression, women’s limited involvement in decision-making aimed at resolving armed conflict and in conducting peace negotiations have failed to produce lasting peaceful solutions.
The aggression toward Georgia must be stopped immediately by common consent of European nations, otherwise other small nations and peace in Europe may be endangered. The gas and oil coming from Russia must not let close the governments’ eyes to those threats.
The women of European societies have to actively participate in solving the military conflict and they have to accordingly appeal to their governments.
Russian aggression against Geporgia, violence committed against Georgian women and children, the killing of young men that may jeopardize the whole existence of the small country and its people must be firmly condemned and punished.
Estonian Women’s Associations Roundtable
Adopted at the Summer School of EWAR in Alu, on August 10 2008