The International Institute for Research and Education – Manila and its network of mass and political activists in the Philippines offer the highest salute to an ecofeminist and an internationalist Marijke!
We’ve known Marijke and Pips in several international conferences and finally when she took the challenge to be the co-director of the IIRE-Amsterdam. It was also the implementation period of launching IIRE in Asia (Manila).
She never denied invitations to the Asian Global Justice School and was even excited to join. The last one that she joined and gave lectures on ecofeminism and other theoretical topics including the public speaking engagements in the University of the Philippines in Luzon and in Mindanao was in 2019.
She was an important figure in the ecofeminist and ecosocialist struggle. In women and ecology commissions and wherever discussions and debates, Marijke was fierce and firm in the intersectionality of the class and revolutionary internationalism.
We will forever treasure Marijke’s friendship, comradeship and revolutionary and internationalist commitment.
Our thoughts go out to her family and friends, in particular to our comrade Pips, her companion.
Thanks for the Inspirations! You’ll never be forgotten and we will pursue your struggles, our struggles.
In the name of the IIRE-Manila and its network in Mindanao and Philippines,
April 27, 2023