Solidarity Statement with Columbia University Apartheid Divest

TW: sexual assault

No Red Tape stands in solidarity with Columbia University Apartheid Divest. As an organization which fights to end rape culture, we recognize that sexual violence is intimately connected with colonialism, imperialism, and other forms of state violence. As shown by the stories of Rasmeah Odeh and countless Palestinian survivors, sexual violence has routinely been used as a tool of oppression against Palestinian women. It is unacceptable that women's bodies continue to be targeted as part of Israel's project of occupation. Because of these connections, our cause is intertwined with the Palestinian people's struggle for liberation. We support Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace as they call on Columbia to divest from Israeli Apartheid and affirm the basic rights of Palestinian people.

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