18 July 1974
The 19th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 17-20 July, 1974 in Birmingham, England:
Whereas the military government of Chile has violently overthrown the legal government of that country and has instituted a reign of terror and hunger and economic chaos, and
Whereas the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom denounces such use of violence and repression, it
Urges all governments to bring pressure on the military junta to release all political prisoners, to save the lives of all the surviving former members of the legal government, to give safe conduct to all Chileans and foreigners who wish to leave Chile, to cease forced unemployment of hundreds of thousands of people designated as enemies by the junta, to cease courts martial held in secret, arbitrary arrests and detention without charges, torture and executions.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom calls on governments to
- Open their borders to refugees from Chile and make jobs available to them and
- Isolate the junta economically, diplomatically ad in all other ways, and
Supports the actions and programs initiated by the representatives of legal parties and movements now working in concert in Chile Democratic headquarters in Rome, Italy.