We march once again. When our rights are under attack, what do we do? STAND UP, FIGHT BACK.
We are proud to be partnering with Women’s March Global on 18th Jan 2020 for the March For Our Human Rights – the first women’s rights march of the new decade.
This year’s March for Our Human Rights, focuses on bodily autonomy, which is the right to have control over one’s own body without coercion or external pressures. This includes abortion rights, sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), sexual consent, period equality, family planning, access to healthcare services and information, and more.
We cannot ignore the global rollback on sexual and reproductive health and rights
In the last year alone, women’s sexual and reproductive and other human rights have experienced a massive rollback around the world. At a recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, the United States joined 19 member states, including Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen in declaring that women have no international right to abortion. The member states who denied women access to safe and legal abortion represent 1.3 billion people.
Join the March for Our Human Rights
Our staff will be joining events in New York and in London. There are events all around the world from Nigeria and the U.S. to Canada and Australia, Find your closest events in the U.S. or around the world on the Women’s March websites.
If you can’t find an event near you, check out Women’s March Global’s handy flow chart for starting your own event.
Get ready to march for equality
Don’t have time to make a hand drawn sign? Don’t worry, we’ve pulled together some signs for you to print at home. With quotes from Margaret Atwood and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, as well as our favourite ‘Misogyny Bores Me’, you’ll be able to march with pride.
Wear your feminism on your sleeve, order your Equality Now tees and hoodies for the march today.