Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Million Women Rise March 2009 Announced

2008 saw the Million Women Rise march bring 5000 women and children to the streets of London to call for an end to violence against women. The march rallied a truly diverse group of women willing to call out against atrocities faced by sisters across the world.

If you missed the solidarity last year, or made it and are simply screaming out for more you will be happy to hear the march has been announced for 2009 as taking place on March 7th. Meeting at Portman Square, marching through Oxford St, Regent ST & Piccadilly Circus ending in a rally at Waterloo Place.

Check out their facebook group for more info, and the chance to volunteer to help the event get off without any hitches.

Women’s right to live free from violence and / or the fear of violence has not been achieved. Women continue to be attacked and violated in many different ways, in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. The government, the TV and newspapers do very little to address this issue; instead they often blame women for wearing the wrong clothes or being in the wrong place.

If you think this needs to change, then join us on a public demonstration to show those in power that it’s just not good enough! We need to show our mass dissatisfaction; we need to be strong together and in large numbers. Unity is strength; the voices of many are louder together than a single voice.
Charlotte Cooper

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