CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the half year.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (CRDB.tz) 2015 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 annual report.For more information about Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Zambia Sugar Plc (ZMSG.zm) 2020 annual report.Company ProfileZambia Sugar Plc is the largest sugar producer in Zambia. The company has interests in growing sugar cane and producing raw sugar and specialty sugar products for domestic and export markets. Zambia Sugar produces sugar products under the Whitespoon brand name, and exports niche-market sugars countries in the European Union. The sugar enterprise has cane estates and a sugar factor in Nakambala in the South West Province of Zambia. Its total annual sugar production capacity ranges from 200 000 tons to 450 000 tons. Zambia Sugar is a subsidiary of Illovo Sugar which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc. Illovo produces raw and refined for local and export markets with sugar cane grown by independent out-growers. Zambia Sugar Plc is listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange
Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Date set for Asia Bibi’s Supreme Court blasphemy appeal Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Anglican Communion, Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Job Listing This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Collierville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Advocacy Peace & Justice, Submit an Event Listing Rector Pittsburgh, PA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK By Gavin DrakePosted Aug 24, 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death after drinking water meant for her Muslim colleagues, will have her appeal heard by Pakistan’s Supreme Court in October. Bibi was accused of blasphemy after the incident and has been held in custody since June 2009. In November the following year she was sentenced to death. There has been international pressure calling for her release, including from the Anglican Consultative Council. At its meeting in Lusaka in April, the ACC called for a a fresh investigation into her case, leading to her “honorable acquittal.”Full article. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Albany, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Asia Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Martinsville, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28
First female bishop elected in Scottish Episcopal Church Anne Dyer to serve as bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney Posted Nov 9, 2017 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Albany, NY Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Comments are closed. Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN [Scottish Episcopal Church] The Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church on Nov. 9 elected the Rev. Canon Anne Dyer as the next bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney.Dyer has served as rector of Holy Trinity Church in Haddington, Scotland, since 2011. Her wider church involvement includes being a member of the Scottish Episcopal Institute Council and a member of General Synod.Dyer was ordained deacon in 1987 and priest in 1994 in Rochester, being among the first group of women for each of these orders. She served as warden of Cranmer Hall, Durham, England, and before that was ministry development officer in the Diocese of Rochester, England. Prior to ordination, Dyer read Chemistry at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, and was a business systems analyst with Unilever before training for ordained ministry at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and studying theology at King’s College London.Dyer is chair of the East Lothian Foodbank and is also a regular lecturer across Edinburgh and the Lothians on the subject of fine art and theology.On hearing of her election, Dyer said, “I am delighted to be elected by the bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church to serve as bishop in the united Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney. It will be a privilege to lead the people of this diocese as they continue to make known the love of God to those in their communities and beyond. I am looking forward to both the challenge and excitement of serving and worshiping together in diverse locations across the diocese and to joining the College of Bishops.”Dyer is the first woman to be elected bishop in the Scottish Episcopal Church. The General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church voted to allow the election of female bishops in 2003. The See of Aberdeen & Orkney became vacant last November when the Rt. Rev. Robert Gillies retired as bishop of the diocese.The Most Rev. Mark Strange, bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, said, “I am delighted to welcome the Rev. Canon Anne Dyer to the College of Bishops. Anne brings with her a wealth of experience in theological education and mission development, and has so many of the gifts sought by the diocese together with a deeply loving and generous personality.“I am also delighted that those gifts have allowed us to elect a woman to our College of Bishops. Please pray for Anne, her family, for the congregation at Haddington and for the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney as they journey on in faith.”Dyer was born in 1957. She is married and has a daughter. Submit a Press Release Sandra Squires, President United Thank Offering Board says: Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Featured Events Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Shreveport, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET November 9, 2017 at 11:13 pm Wonderful news! She seems eminently qualified and experienced. I hope the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney flourish under her leadership. Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Associate Rector Columbus, GA Women’s Ministry Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC November 11, 2017 at 2:45 pm Congratulations on breaking that glass ceiling! Your unique vision will add much to the work of your diocese. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Submit a Job Listing Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Anglican Communion, Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Belleville, IL Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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ArchDaily Architects: FORM | Kouichi Kimura Area Area of this architecture project Text description provided by the architects. This house was built at a reasonable cost and designed for a young couple and their dog. Save this picture!While reflecting the client’s simple lifestyle, the house was designed to incorporate spatial drama that integrates familiarity with the landscape.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessDoriana e Massimiliano Fuksas designed theater setArticlesSki Jumping Hill for Serbian Ski ResortArticles Share Save this picture!+ 11 Share Houses Little House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura Little House / FORM | Kouichi KimuraSave this projectSaveLittle House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20238/little-house-form-kouichi-kimura Clipboard Projects “COPY” Year: CopyHouses•Japan Japan 2007 Area: 62 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/20238/little-house-form-kouichi-kimura Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeFORM | Kouichi KimuraOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on May 07, 2009Cite: “Little House / FORM | Kouichi Kimura” 07 May 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Projects photographs: Philippe RuaultPhotographs: Philippe Ruault France Lormont Housing / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean NouvelSave this projectSaveLormont Housing / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault+ 18 Share Khephren Ingénierie “COPY” Apartments CopyApartments•Lormont, France Sustainability Consultant: Year: Area: 3514 m² Area: 3514 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Competition Team Members:Pawel Krzeminski, Lina Lagerström, Kasia Jackowska, Noélie SénéclauzeLandscape Architects:Ewen Le Rouic, Irène Djao Rakitine, Céline AuberniasGraphics:Natalie SaccudefranchiFaçade Consultant:DVVDCost Cunsultant:Georges VentreTechnical Inspection:SocotecClient:Foncière LogementDeveloper:ING Real Estate DevelopmentArchitects In Charge:Mia Hägg, Sandrine Forais, Jean NouvelProject Manager:Aude LerpinièreArchitectural Consultant:Jean-Jacques RaynaudTeam Members:Aimée Lau, Lina Lagerström, Félix Medina Mathilde Jauvin, Louis Mangin, Nicolas Métro, Marcel ZügerCity:LormontCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!SectionRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsIn the Lormont housing project, extraordinary views of the Gironde river and the Aquitaine bridge are the key features of the site. In order to optimize these views, while minimizing visibility between neighbours, each of the 26 apartments was given a unique shape; the result of this arrangement is the building’s overall saw-shaped figure.Save this picture!© Philippe Ruault The site orientation gives the two long sides of the building, which face to the east and the west, very different characteristics. Along the faceted west facade, opaque panels alternate with full-height windows that offer panoramic views of the river, and which open to transform the living space into a terrace. The sectional design works to enhance the spectacular presence of the 60 m high bridge. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultTwo levels of apartments are stacked, with duplexes and triplexes above the ground floor. Each level is shifted laterally in order to expose part of the roof, allowing the full-height windows to extend into the ceiling. This transition from the vertical strips of glass on the facade to the horizontally-orientated roof lights emphasizes the effect of the ‘low-angle shot’, to use a cinematographic term, up towards the bridge towers. Save this picture!© Philippe RuaultOn the east side, the building is shielded from a noisy street by a metal-clad facade with relatively small openings, the size and position of which are determined by the needs of the apartments within. But even here, the river beckons. Transverse passages, clad in reflective material, amplify available light and create a blurry, dreamlike image of the river that is visible on the street side; the passages also widen to invite the approach towards the river.Project gallerySee allShow lessThe End of Car CultureArticles’Occupy Infrastructure’: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Barkow …Unbuilt ProjectProject locationAddress:44 Quai Chaigneau Bichon, 33310 Lormont, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2011 LBE Fluides ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396324/lormont-housing-habiter-autrement-ateliers-jean-nouvel Clipboard Structure Consultant: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/396324/lormont-housing-habiter-autrement-ateliers-jean-nouvel Clipboard Transsolar, Franck Boutté MEP Consultant: Photographs Lormont Housing / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel 2011 Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Habiter Autrement Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAteliers Jean NouvelOfficeFollowHabiter AutrementOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsLormontHousingFrancePublished on July 01, 2013Cite: “Lormont Housing / Habiter Autrement + Ateliers Jean Nouvel” 01 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Fremont DADU / Robert Hutchison Architecture ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/907648/fremont-dadu-robert-hutchison-architecture Clipboard Rha Design Team:Robert Hutchison, Scott Claassen, Wenjing Zhang, Siyu Qu, Sean MorganCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mark WoodsText description provided by the architects. Building upon a series of conceptual schemes that we have designed over the course of eight years, this DADU (Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit, also known as a backyard cottage) is sited in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood on the site directly adjoining Robert Hutchison Architecture’s backyard art and architecture studio, which was built in 2006 behind the architect’s own home. Hutchison notes that the original studio project “provided a way to investigate design ideas for a small and efficient building,” in turn influencing the neighbor’s lived-in DADU next door.Save this picture!© Mark WoodsSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!© Mark WoodsDesigned for the property owner who plans to rent out their house located on the same property, the 799 square foot structure is one square foot less than the maximum floor area permitted for DADU’s by the City of Seattle. While technically a two-story structure, through the combination of a double-height space and the cladding of floors and interior walls with plywood, the space feels more like a large room with a loft. “For a retired couple, a young couple or a young couple with a young child, it’s actually a really great opportunity to downsize and think about how you can live in 800 square feet. The Fremont DADU feels very roomy, super-comfortable, very efficient. Part of it is having the American public getting used to living in a smaller house, which I think is starting to happen,” explains Hutchison.Save this picture!South SectionSave this picture!East SectionSave this picture!North SectionSave this picture!West Section“Looking at the DADU ten feet away, the way we set up the two buildings, it makes sense to have people living and working in the backyards of our city’s single-family zoned lots. While they are at work my staff and I are in our studio; our backyards and the alley are activated and used in a way that they were not before. And the space in between our buildings has opportunities to share spaces: You could share a stairway to an alley, activate alleys as well as the street, start thinking of alleyways as pedestrian walkways. The important thing is to maintain trees and vegetation — you can do that and still allow backyard urban conditions for more density.” With regard to both density and affordability, the DADU presents a new option for urban housing and welcomes a cultural shift in how we live.Save this picture!© Mark WoodsProject gallerySee allShow lessPlatform Tower / OFIS ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe Pavilia Bay / LWK + PARTNERSSelected Projects Share Houses Year: General Contractor: Projects “COPY” CopyHouses•Seattle, United States Architects: Robert Hutchison Architecture Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 CopyAbout this officeRobert Hutchison ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on December 15, 2018Cite: “Fremont DADU / Robert Hutchison Architecture” 14 Dec 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 February 2001 | News Source: Internet.Works, January 2000, p.160 NSPCC online auction raises £37,333 The NSPCC online auction in conjunction with MSN and QXL in September 1999 raised £37,333. Over 2,000 people placed bids during the auction and each lot attracted an average of 25 bidders. Victoria Parrish of the NSPCC said that “there were four million hits on the QXL site during the course of the auction and it was the most successful online charity auction they have ever held.”One lot, a Web site makeover donated by Internet.Works magazine, raised £2,520.Read UK Fundraising’s announcement of the auction in September 1999. Advertisement
WW photo: Bryan G PfeiferPeople rallied Sept. 8 in solidarity with members of Steel Workers Local 5668 of Ravenswood, W.Va., who have been on strike since Aug. 5. The aluminum company, Constellium Rolled Products, offered an unreasonable health care, wage and pension plan, which was rejected by over 95 percent of the workers.Among other issues, the union is objecting to changes the company wants to make to health care coverage that will significantly increase costs to employees and their families. The changes could more than wipe out any wage increases the company has proposed.The rally featured speakers such as Leo Gerard, international president of the USW, as well as local leaders from other unions such as the Mine Workers, the Communication Workers and the Service Employees. Speakers were followed up with live music from rock, folk, blues and bluegrass performers.People traveled from other parts of the state, as well as Kentucky and Ohio, to donate food and water. Members of Students for Appalachian Socialism of Marshall University also attended and made a large donation.Strikers carried banners and wore T-shirts with the slogan, “One Day Longer … Again,” a reminiscent reference to the lockout USW Local 5668 faced from November 1990 until July 1992, when the aluminum plant was known as the Ravenswood Aluminum Corp. Inc., owned by a robber baron named Marc Rich, a convicted criminal who later received a presidential pardon from Bill Clinton. Now, just as during that strike 20 years ago, the strikers have had to physically defend themselves against attacks from company goons and provocative scabs.Talks between the company and the union are scheduled to occur this week. The strikers have made it clear they are determined to fight until they win a contract.The union has held various rallies and other solidarity events at Fort Unity, the latest one being a benefit concert on Sept. 8.Bryan G. Pfeifer, an organizer of the Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement, stopped by the Local 5668 union hall called “Fort Unity” and the picket lines on Sept. 4 on his way home from Charlotte, N.C. He had spent the summer as a volunteer organizer with the March on Wall Street South and the Southern Workers Assembly.Pfeifer dropped off donations and United Electrical Workers union signs and buttons gathered in Charlotte. He told WW, “It is inspiring to see the Steel Worker sisters and brothers and their families standing up to corporate greed and the bankers. They are standing firm but still need lots of support to win their justified demands.”For more information and how to support Local 5668: fort-unity.sctp.us/ or call 304-273-9319.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
This statement was co-written by Alicia Rodriguez and Gabriela Malespin of New York Boricua Resistance and presented by Malespin during the March 13 webinar sponsored by New York City-based International Working Women’s Day Coalition.The webinar was entitled “Women and gender-oppressed workers rise up: The real pandemic is capitalism. The cure is global solidarity and resistance.” Many speakers focused on building solidarity with the 5,800 Amazon workers — almost one-half Black women, in Bessemer, Ala., — organizing for a union.Gabriela MalespinFor this International Working Women’s Day, we want to highlight the epidemic of violence against women in Puerto Rico. When we say women, it’s important for people to know that means both trans and cis women. Femicides and transfemicides in Puerto Rico remain a social and public health crisis. According to a 2019 report from Puerto Rican feminist groups such as Proyecto Matria and Kilometro Cero, one woman is killed every seven days in Puerto Rico. Violence against women, femmes and nonbinary folks is further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As people are required to stay home, and incomes and access to safe spaces have been reduced, victims of domestic and gender-based violence have found it harder to seek recourse.After years of constant protest and demands by feminist organizations, the governor of Puerto Rico finally declared a state of emergency over gender violence. The state of emergency provides additional funding to tackle this issue and includes measures such as public school curriculums aimed at promoting gender equality and updated guidelines for tackling gender violence.However, while these measures represent a start, they fail to tackle some of the root causes of gender-based violence, such as poverty and lack of access to resources. In order to truly tackle this crisis, we must call for measures such as housing for all, investment in communities and a move away from mass incarceration. We must provide universal health care and fund spaces where victims of gender-based violence can seek safety. We must tackle imperialism on the island and examine the connections between modern-day colonialism in Puerto Rico and the oppression of working women. We must recognize how capitalism is a force that exploits and abuses working women and abolish it.Furthermore, we must emphasize how there is no working women’s day without trans women. During a global pandemic, we must continue to condemn the epidemic of violence against trans people in Puerto Rico, in the United States and across the globe.Let us take time to remember trans lives taken this last year in Puerto Rico and to name and bring forward trans women taken:Michelle Ramos Vargas, 33-year-old trans woman who worked as a bartender and was studying nursing;Alexa Negrón Luciano, 29-year-old trans woman who was experiencing homelessness at the time of her death;Serena Angelique Velázquez, a 32-year-old trans woman, and Layla Pelaez, 21-year-old trans woman, who were visiting Puerto Rico from Queens and the Bronx; [and]Penélope Díaz Ramírez, who was killed at the Bayamon correctional complex.Presente.Trans women are at a much higher risk of experiencing violence due to homelessness, incarceration, housing and workplace discrimination, misogyny, misogynoir and other examples of racial and gendered violence.As we remember our trans sisters and siblings in their passing, it is so important to remember their lives as well. Though I have not had the privilege or opportunity to know these individuals, I send out so much love to the families and friends of those lost. To remember and cherish the lives, the dreams, the hopes and desires, let us take time to remember this. Let us not just remember our trans siblings in their passing, but also for the lives that they lived and for the lives trans people are currently living.Let us give roses to trans people today and every day, to love and value and respect trans people in the lives they are living today. There is no woman’s history without trans women.For this International Working Women’s Day, let us remember our commitment to working women, femmes and nonbinary folks. We must continue to fight alongside them, to dismantle capitalism, racism, imperialism, LGBTQ-phobia and other oppressive forces. Let us recognize that a world without these oppressive forces is both possible and necessary. Let us continue to fight for that world, now, and always.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this