Statement on US Election Result: Solidarity in Human Rights and Justice for all

As we process the results of the US election and grapple with a future four years of President-elect Trump and a Republican-lead Congress and Senate, we brace ourselves for a backlash on the gains made for women and girls in the United States and worldwide. As feminists advocating for sexual and reproductive justice, economic, ecological and social justice in countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, we rise today stronger and more determined than ever to ensure that there will be no regression on the respect for the human rights of all women and girls.

President-elect Trump has made it clear that he does not respect the human rights of people who routinely experience violence and discrimination, namely, people of color, indigenous peoples, women, migrants, the LGBTQI community, Muslims, and people with disabilities. We have work to do. Now is the time for us all to join together and turn our fears into powerful and organized movements for gender, environmental and economic justice to hold to account elected officials and strive to support public servants who ferociously respect, protect and fulfill all of our human rights and the wellbeing of our planet. 

We stand against the structures of power that Donald Trump represents: those that ignite hatred of “the other” and those with deep fear of losing their white privilege: systems that exacerbate income inequality and favor a small wealthy minority. We stand with our ecological and environmental justice allies in challenging any attempt to roll back agreements for environmental and ecological justice and sustainable development. We will continue to fight for progress that defends human rights for all, acts to redistribute wealth and power, and promotes peace and equality. 

Today, and every day for the next four years, we will stand in solidarity, to protect, embrace and fight hand in hand with those who seek equality and justice for all. We will persistently and unequivocally fight to uphold sexual, reproductive, ecological and economic justice in the United States, at the United Nations, and in our of own countries and communities. We will continue to nurture and build resilient social movements to resist all forms of discrimination, racism, sexism, hatred and oppression. 


  1. RESURJ – Realizing Sexual Reproductive Justice – Global
  2. Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality – Fiji
  3. Haus of Khameleon – Pacific
  4. Samoa Faafafine Association Inc., – Samoa
  5. ILGA Oeania Incorporated – Australia
  6. Anis – Instituto de Bioética, Brazil
  7. Sosaiete O Fa’afafine I Amerika Samoa (SOFIAS) Inc.,
  8. The Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP) – Philippines
  9. The Torchligh Collective – Global
  10. Oceania Rainbow Network – Australia
  11. The YP Foundation – India
  12. Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)
  13. Sexuality Policy Watch – Brazil
  14. Vecinas Feministas – Latin America and Caribbean
  15. SPECTRA – Rwanda
  16. Coletivo Mangueiras – Brazil
  17. Equis Justicia para las Mujeres – Mexico
  18. Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir – Mexico
  19. Balance – Mexico
  20. Samoa Australia Fa’afafine Association
  21. International Women’s Development Agency – Australia
  22. HELP Resources – Papua New Guinea
  23. Pacific Sexual Diversity Network
  24. Tonga Leiti’s Association
  25. Camari Serau – Fiji
  26. ILGA World Trans* Secretariat
  27. West African Network of Young Women Leaders
  28. FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund
  29. Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice – Global
  30. ATHENA Network – Global
  31. Uganda Network of Young People living with HIV – Uganda
  32. Reseau Musonet – Mali
  33. Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre
  34. The Association of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Gambia (TANGO)
  35. Tororo Forum for People Living with HIV Networks – Uganda
  36. Point of View – Mumbai, India
  37. Ghiwa Sayegh, Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research
  38. Evelyne Accad, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois / Lebanese American University
  39. Khouloud Mahdhaoui, Chouf
  40. Rima Majed, Assistant Professor of Sociology, American University of Beirut
  41. Razan Ghazzawi
  42. Shereen Abouelnaga, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cairo Universiy
  43. Sawsan Abdulrahim, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, American University of Beirut
  44. Roua Seghaier, Associate Editor, Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research
  45. Alaa Hijazi, Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut
  46. Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies, SOAS University of London
  47. Jennifer Nish, Assistant Professor of English, American University of Beirut
  48. Sherene Seikaly, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California
  49. Arianne Shahvisi, Lecturer in Ethics and Medical Humanities, Brighton & Sussex Medical School
  50. Sarah Schulman, Writer, US
  51. Claire Schwartz, PhD Candidate, Yale University, US
  52. Rachel L. Kaplan, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
  53. Arushi Singh, Independent Consultant – India
  54. Alice Welbourn, Salamander Trust
  55. Ethel Pengel, AIDS Activist – Suriname
  56. Souhaila Bensaid, ICW Global
  57. Aditi Sharma
  58. Ishita Chaudhry, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of YP Foundation
  59. Chelsea Ricker
  60. Elizabeth Cox
  61. Naomi Ruzindana
  62. Amina Doherty, Program Coordinator, AWID 
  63. Serena Umer Khan, Librarian, Ashkal Alwan
  64. Rania Masri, Associate Director, Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship, American University of Beiru
  65. Rosalind Petchesky, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Hunter College & the Graduate Center, City University of New York
  66. Maria Bordallo, Independent Consultant, Netherlands