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Bhopal gas disaster — survivors still demand compensation and justice

By winvisibleblog | 02 December 2023 | 1 Comment

On this 39th anniversary of the Bhopal gas disaster, and always, since 1984: We are with you, the women and community of Bhopal (India): demanding compensation, criminal justice, medical care, increased income to go to more survivors, meet housing needs, Dow Chemical to clean up the site. Here is their press release, shared from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. “OUR DEMANDS ON THE 39TH ANNIVERSARY” Demands of Survivors of Union Carbide Disaster & those poisoned by Dow Chemical in Bhopal on the 39th Anniversary of the disaster. 1. COMPENSATION Union Carbide / Dow Chemical must pay: … Read more

Friday: event outside India House London WC2B 4NA — 8 Sept at 12.30pm

By winvisibleblog | 07 September 2023 | 0 Comments
Photo of multi-racial women's demonstration. A woman speaks into a microphone. She holds a placard: G20 Governments: Take away our poverty, not our children. On the right is a woman of colour in a headscarf holding a placard, poverty is not neglect. On the other side, a woman is wearing a placard, Being a disabled mum is not "harm" to children. Across the image is a red strip, #G20GiveOurKidsBack Friday 8 September 12.30pm, India House WC2B 4NA. Support Not Separation logo.

Tomorrow Friday 8 September from 12.30 lunchtime, please join the Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign at a Support Not Separation vigil outside the Indian High Commission WC2 4NA, to demand an end to children from the Global South being removed from their families and kept from them by social services in Global North countries. Press Release FROM SUPPORT NOT SEPARATION G20 summit: Global North stop taking & holding children from the Global South Friday 8 September, 12.30pm, India House, Aldwych, London WC2B 4NA Contacts: Delhi: Suranya Aiyar +919818886808 @thinkfirstindia London: SNS 0207 482 2496 … Read more

International Women’s Week/Month events with WinVisible

By winvisibleblog | 05 March 2023 | 0 Comments

Tues 7 March 1.30pm-2.30pm Women and care (support and assistance) East London Unite Community branch meeting. WinVisible guest speakers + discussion. Contact us for info/Zoom link. Wednesday 8 March – International Women’s Day #IWD2023 Discover Voices podcast Four WinVisible women talk with Dr Theo Blackmore, disAbility Cornwall Audio click here — and audio on Amazon music, Google Podcasts, Spotify YouTube channel: Wed 8 March 11am-12.30pm “How are gender issues shaped in society and how do these affect Disabled women?” Event by the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE). WinVisible is a guest on a panel with women … Read more

Bhopal gas disaster protest in New Delhi

By winvisibleblog | 03 December 2022 | 0 Comments

Bhopali protesters, mainly women, stage a sit-in in New Delhi today 3 December 2022. Shared from Social News XYZ Today 3 December 2022, which is UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities, marks 38 years since the terrible gas tragedy in Bhopal (India) at the pesticide factory run by Union Carbide. We are with the Bhopali protesters who are in New Delhi to demand full compensation. Compensation must be based on true figures of how many people have died, and how many were injured by breathing the gas. Their demand for accurate figures of the … Read more

#Bhopal37 anniversary

By winvisibleblog | 03 December 2021 | 0 Comments

With you in spirit, Rashida, Champa and all: tonight, since 1984 and always. (2 December 2021) @WinVisibleWomen @woc_gws @WomenStrike @womenstrike_us Summed up by @RachnaDhingra: 37 years of Union Carbide disaster in Bhopal No punishment Less than $500 compensation for lifelong injuries No rehabilitation Dismal medical care Groundwater poisoned Children being born with disabilities Governments too busy protecting the killers Bhopalis refuse to give up or forget #Bhopal37 Discover more from WinVisible Subscribe to get the latest posts to your email. Type your email… Subscribe

Fri 26 Nov: join farmers’ victory celebration outside India High Commission, London

By winvisibleblog | 24 November 2021 | 0 Comments

This Friday 12-2pm, please join us with the Global Women’s Strike, Indian Workers Association and Women of Colour GWS outside the India High Commission or on Twitter, to celebrate the victory of the Indian farmers and land workers, who are winning the repeal of Prime Minister Modi’s hated Farm Laws.  Farmers will continue to protest until the Farm Laws are actually repealed (cancelled), until the government passes a legally binding guaranteed Minimum Support Price for all crops, repeals the repressive Labour Codes, and more…. (info below). We support the Bhopal gas survivors, who welcomed the … Read more

Event Sat 17 July 6pm: Welfare and Social Security

By winvisibleblog | 12 July 2021 | 0 Comments

This Saturday, we’re delighted to be joining our friends in Scotland and Ontario, Canada for an online discussion organised by Action Against Austerity. WinVisible will be sharing news of how we are winning individual benefit cases, and our welfare demands under the pandemic as disabled women/of colour/mothers and family carers, immigrant and UK-born. Register free here. Email us if support needed. ** Read our conversation with John Clarke and his criticisms of the Basic Income pilot which was run in Ontario. ** Read about Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty‘s campaign to “Stop the Reviews” of disability … Read more

Bhopal anniversary webinar Wed 2 December

By winvisibleblog | 30 November 2020 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday 2 December, the Bhopal Medical Appeal is hosting an international live webinar 3pm-4pm UK time. Info shared from our friends at the BMA: Bhopal’s Endless Disaster In The Time Of Covid-19 “On the 36th anniversary of Union Carbide’s Disaster at 3pm GMT on 2nd December, we will be hosting a live webinar, entitled ‘Bhopal’s Endless Disaster in the Time of Covid-19’, on the plight of Bhopal gas survivors today.” “Join health workers operating on the front line in gas-affected neighbourhoods, as well as medical and technical experts, to learn about the 1984 Bhopal … Read more

Bhopal gas survivors demand compensation from Dow for COVID-19 impact

By winvisibleblog | 28 November 2020 | 0 Comments

On the night of 2-3 December 1984, in Bhopal, state of Madhya Pradesh, India, a pesticide factory owned by Union Carbide exploded, creating a gas cloud that killed many thousands of people and animals. It caused lung damage, long-term ill-health and shortened the lives of people exposed to the toxic gas and lasting environmental pollution. This is among the world’s worst industrial accidents. The site was never cleaned up and when it rains, poisons go into the water supply, affecting the next generation. Union Carbide was bought up by Dow Chemical which also made Agent … Read more

Thailand: double harsh reality under COVID-19

By winvisibleblog | 21 April 2020 | 0 Comments

Katchakorn Thawisri, Woman Human Rights Defender working on the rights of disabled people, from the Global Campus Chiang Mai Foundation Women with disability/ Women Human Rights Defenders: Double harsh reality in the time of COVID19 Pranom Somwong from Protection International, Thailand (an organisation which supports community activists)  reports on the situation of disabled women in the time of COVID-19. “Women and girls with disabilities constitute up to three quarters of persons with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries. They repeatedly face barriers to their meaningful participation and inclusion in mainstream gender, race and class work, at … Read more

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