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Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:09 AM

Millions Expected to Join Global Women's March on Jan. 18 to 'Act As A Catalyst for Political and So

Source: Common Dreams

"Together, we will inspire change and launch women and their allies into a new decade of activism." Millions of advocates for women's human rights are expected to take to the streets in dozens of cities worldwide on Saturday, Jan. 18 for the fourth annual Global Women's March. Women's March Global executive director Uma Mishra-Newbery declared Friday that "tomorrow's marches will demonstrate that by harnessing our collective power, women's human rights advocates can act as a catalyst for political and social change."

The broad aim of this year's global action, officially called the "March for Our Human Rights," is to protest against "women's struggles in exercising bodily autonomy, the right to self-governance over one's own body without coercion or external pressures," according to organizers. As Women's March Global explained last week:

In the last year alone, there has been a significant rollback in women's reproductive, sexual, and human rights. At a recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, the United States joined 19 nations 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.

This year's March For Our Human Rights will call attention to the dangerous and alarming repeal of women's rights to bodily autonomy, bringing international attention to these pressing issues. By harnessing the power of the women's human rights movement through action-oriented solutions, the march will be instrumental in inspiring a new decade of progress in the push for civil and social equality.

"The subversion of women's human rights is extremely detrimental to the significant progress women have made over hundreds of years in their quest for social justice and equality," Mishra-Newbery said in an earlier statement. "Collective action is needed to overcome this systemic discrimination and advance human rights."..

Read more: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/17/millions-expected-join-global-womens-march-jan-18-act-catalyst-political-and-social



Marches are planned in at least 23 countries, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kenya, the federated states of Micronesia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom.

The Women's March in Sydney, Australia announced that its march has been postponed due to the bushfires crisis. The group urged supporters to consider donating to a GoFundMe fundraiser for providing fire relief to First Nations communities.

National Nurses United (NNU) announced that members planned to join marches nationwide—from Chicago, El Paso, Kansas City, and Washington, D.C., to multiple cities in California and Florida. "As proud union nurses, we are marching because we know unionism and feminism go hand in hand," explained NNU executive director Bonnie Castillo, RN.



Marchers in New York City partake in the Women's March, Jan. 20, 2018.

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appalachiablue Jan 18 OP
trueblue2007 Jan 18 #1
appalachiablue Jan 18 #2
ffr Jan 18 #3
Hekate Jan 18 #4
BigmanPigman Jan 18 #5
Cetacea Jan 18 #6
Linda Ed Jan 18 #7
appalachiablue Jan 18 #9
appalachiablue Jan 18 #10
kimbutgar Jan 18 #8


Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 02:54 AM

2. Super, what a great event and kickoff to a new decade.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:06 AM

3. We'll be out there too. Wouldn't miss it for anything. I'll have my baby tRump balloon too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:45 AM

4. I'll be with you in spirit, Sisters...

Am currently awaiting a full knee replacement a month from now.

NEXT YEAR IN LOS ANGELES with my "I can't believe I still have to protest this sh*" sign and my wide brimmed pink hat.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 10:54 AM

7. Why are they not showing this on TV

This is really making me mad ,,,I have hunted all over this morning for pictures on the internet for this march and it showed just a blip my husband said on one of the cable channels this morning,,Why doesn't the media cover this?

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Response to Linda Ed (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:01 PM

9. They don't want the public to know these mass events are

taking place is all I can think. Several years ago there was a huge march for climate change in NYC on a fall Saturday with 500,000 people. Nothing on TV, all I could find was a brief article online in CNN News later on Sunday.

UPDATE, Women's March 2020 see below:

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Response to Linda Ed (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 03:14 PM

10. Here's reports on NYC & DC from MSNBC: NBC has a LIVE Link,

Wash Post and CSPAN are also covering some of the march today. *Go online and google, 'women's march, Jan. 18, 2020.'

CNN:




MSNBC:

https://www.msnbc.com/weekends-with-alex-witt/watch/protesters-gather-for-fourth-annual-women-s-march-across-the-country-77024837929

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 11:35 AM

8. Darn I'm sick at home with the flu otherwise I'd be there!

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