A. The Gender panelists
after careful deliberation on the theme of “Gender Issues, and their Implications for World Peace” submit to the assembled Congress the following resolutions:
- To recognize that gender is an integral part of all social, political, economic, and religious systems, often central to those systems.
- To recognize that Feminism works to transform structures of domination and illegitimate hierarchies by addressing and changing the underlying ideologies and power of those structures.
- To acknowledge that Feminism advocates values which preserve the dignity of all human beings.
- To acknowledge that Feminism envisions a society without war, and without killing, torture, abuse or disempowerment of minority populations.
- To recognize that structures of domination are interrelated; e.g. media, economics, and patriarchy.
- To ensure that children be brought up with an awareness of the structures of domination.
- To recognize and challenge the disempowering gender-roles and images portrayed in media.
- To ensure that societies are furnished with mechanisms that recognize the value of any work that sustains human life (not just paid work that carries a monetary value).
- To recognize the existence of a variety of discourses for empowering women, including religious and indigenous cultural values.
- To acknowledge that there are various feminisms throughout the world and that they are valid and effective