Women in Black Against War - Belgrade, 9 October 1991 - 9 October 2000
NINE YEARS OF POLITICAL ACTIVISM OF WOMEN IN BLACK - THE END OF
We wish to congratulate to all women and men citizens, non- governmental
organisations, movement OTPOR and opposition parties who have contributed
to the end of this fascist regime. Milosevic has been defeated on the
elections of the 24h of September 2000 and the citizens have kept this
victory on the streets with the civil disobedience on the 5th of October
WOMEN IN BLACK AGAINST WAR have came out on the street of Belgrade on the 9th of October of 1991 in order to protest against regime of Slobodan
Milosevic, militarism, nationalism and violence against women. Nine years
after that - we are happy that the first aim of our protest is fulfilled!
The regime is defeated! But it is not yet done! Slobodan Milosevic is a
war criminal and is responsible for wars and ethnic cleansing in Croatia,
Bosnia and Hercegovina and Kosova as well as for crimes in Serbia.
WE ARE FULL OF JOY FOR THE END OF TERROR - BUT WE STILL DEMAND
- agreement of the experts on human rights and the new state institutions
on extradition of Slobodan Milosevic to the International Tribunal of War
Crimes for Former Yugoslavia in Den Haag, or on trial in the country,
- freeing Flora Brovina and all the Albanians from Kosova, as well as
Miroslav Filipovic (set free a day after this letter), who are imprisoned in Serbia for the false political
processes, as well as response: where is Ivan Stambolic?
- urgent amnesty for all the deserters, and introducing new programmes for
reintegration of men who have refused to participate in Milosevic's wars,
- shortening the obligatory army duty period to 6 months, as well as
introducing the right to alternative service,
- supporting the actions for the political rights of women, for the equal
participation of women in the institutions of the state.
There is a great joy among us for this end - but our work is not done - We
will continue to work on elimination of militarism, nationalism and male
violence against women!