We, EuroMed Rights Executive Members, and in the name of civil society organisations on both shores of the Mediterranean*, express our horror and sheer condemnation at the terrorist attacks that swept a region in which principles of humankind that is equal, free and brotherly first emerged.
We express our unwavering solidarity with the many families, North and South of the Mediterranean Sea, currently grieving the loss of a loved one as a result of these heinous acts.
No solid foundation can be sustained so long as violence, be it the one emanating from state actors or terrorist groups, is opted over political resolution to the conflicts, over democratic debate and over the respect due to each human being.
We call on citizens on both sides of the Mediterranean to resist the temptation of staying closed in, fearful of the Other. We belong to the same humankind and refuse to be divided along lines of origin, belief, sex and any other consideration.
Let us resist erecting new walls. Welcoming refuges and free circulation of men and women is not only a duty that we have to comply by but a necessity so that our societies keep on growing together and in harmony.
More than ever before, we are convinced that the best response to curb terrorism is to keep our minds open, sustain solidarity between peoples and the respect for fundamental rights.
Together, united in our diversity, we share the same values. We will make sure these values prevail over those promises of death that the authors of such acts keep yielding.
We will not give in to fear as we stand today up and unite.
*Please find all signatories here.
Michel Tubiana – President
Nabia Haddouche – Vice-President & Political referent for Gender Equality
Moataz El Fegiery – Treasurer & Political referent for Mashrek & Egypt
Anitta Kynsilehto – Political referent for Migration and Asylum
Isaías Barreñada – Political referent for Maghreb & Economic and Social Rights
Osman Isci – Political referent for Freedom of Association and Turkey
Wadih Al-Asmar – Political referent for Mashrek and Lebanon
Hamdi Shaqqura – Political referent for Palestine, Israel and the Palestinians
Messaoud Romdhani – Political referent for Maghreb and Economical and Social Rights
Catherine Teule – Political referent for Migration and Asylum
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the caravan of radio and gender
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