We’ve made it through the first 100 days of the Trump administration. It was a period marked by chaos and continued assaults on our rights and freedoms, in the US and around the world.
But at the same time, there’s been hope. Our progressive movements have grown in strength and in numbers, mobilizing a powerful resistance to policies fueled by hate and fear. It’s on us all to sustain this momentum – through the next 100 days and beyond.
We're sharing resources on the threats we face, the policies we demand, and how we can resist together. Click here to learn more.
In its first 100 days, the Trump administration targeted Muslims, refugees and immigrants with policies that rip families apart, deepen Islamophobia and promote hate and fear. Here are just a few examples:
- Trump’s xenophobic executive order on immigration was a thinly veiled Muslim ban that barred entry to the US from seven Muslim majority countries. The order has been halted for now, but it’s a gift to violent extremists who will use Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric to recruit new fighters.
- Women and families trapped by war in places like Syria and Iraq face worsening violence, including US bombing campaigns and military assaults. And instead of opening our doors to them, Trump’s answer is to lock them out.
- The administration feeds into an Islamophobic narrative that ignores and disrespects the vast majority of Muslims around the world who reject hate and violence – like our partners from Iraq who were unable to enter the US to attend a UN women’s rights conference.
- Building a wall along the US-Mexico border was one of Trump’s first of many vile and xenophobic campaign promises. That border is already the site of rights violations and inhumane treatment; a wall will only worsen these conditions. Meanwhile, thousands of people, many families with young children, are seeking to escape deadly violence and extreme poverty, that’s been worsened by US policies.
- Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Attorney General, was previously denied a federal judgeship because he was deemed too racist. Now, he’s playing a lead role in shaping Trump’s anti-immigration policies.
- The Trump administration has harshly cracked down on undocumented people. Trump’s policies have ripped mothers away from their children. He deported a DREAMer, a young student supposedly protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Our Feminist Foreign Policy Demands
We call on the US to:
- Repeal all racist and discriminatory travel and immigration policies. Uphold standards under international law – promises that the US has made to the world – as well as US law for the just treatment of refugees and asylum seekers.
- Reject dangerous and xenophobic proposals, like the border wall, that separate families and violate human rights. Furthermore, policymakers must recognize that there can be No Borders on Gender Justice.
- Immediately halt all policies and practices that target communities – often immigrants and communities of color – for racist policing, raids and discriminatory treatment.
Our Resistance with Women Worldwide – And You
The Trump administration seems determined to exacerbate refugee and humanitarian crises: denying people safe haven, cutting humanitarian aid budgets, worsening warfare and violence. In the face of fear and hate, we will continue to provide life-saving humanitarian aid.
- We deliver urgent aid, medical care and trauma counseling to Syrian refugee women and girls, including reproductive health care and contraception.
- We support an underground network of women’s shelters in Iraq, to provide protection and care for women fleeing warfare and sexual slavery.
- We operate a school in a refugee camp in Lebanon so that Syrian children continue their education in a safe space, despite the upheaval they’ve faced.
In Central America, we work with local women to combat the poverty and violence that can force them to flee their homes.
- We support an Indigenous Ixil women’s weaving collective in Guatemala to help women suffering extreme poverty and discrimination to raise vital income for their families and communities.
- We train Indigenous women in Nicaragua in organic farming so they can feed their families. And we organize local farmers markets so that women can sell surplus produce and earn much-needed income to buy necessities for their children, like shoes, clothes and school books.
Join us as we advance these demands and our on-the-ground resistance!