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Focus on Latin America (Continued)

This issue of the WRI Women’s Working Group Newsletter continues our focus on Latin America, in preparation for the War Resisters’ International (WRI) Triennial. We are very happy that many experienced activists have agreed to be resource women for this year’s Triennial, which will be held December 10-17, in São Leopoldo, Brazil. Joining us around the theme of “Determination and Resistance: How Women Work Against Violence” will be Saswati Roy (India), leader in a Calcutta-based women’s development organization; Chaya Shalom (Israel), co- founder of the Women and Peace Coalition and former coordinator of Bat-Adam, a coalition of organisations against violence against women; Elaine Hewitt (India/Barbados) of the Caribbean-based Women and Development Unit; Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge (South Africa) former chair of the Natal Organisation of Women and activist with Women in the Struggle for Peace; Stasa Zajovic (Serbia) of Women in Black and the Anti-War Center in Belgrade; Vesna Terselic (Croatia) of the Anti-War Campaign in Croatia; and Carmen Magallon, an anti-militarism activist in the State of Spain. Many of these women were at the 1992 4th WRI Women’s Conference in Bangkok; we look forward to learning from their experiences again. We want to hear your experiences, too: come and join us in São Leopoldo!

Shelley Anderson