For the last 3 years Women's March Global has shown up and marched for freedom and justice around the world. This past January was no different. Our Global Community turned out in force with 80+ Events in 30+ countries on the 19th - 20th of January 2019.
The theme of this year's Global Women's March was End Violence Against Women. We subsequently made it our focus for the first half of 2019. The rates at which women continue to experience violence worldwide are staggering: 1 in 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime. In our first quarter, we shared our stories, educated ourselves on the realities and barriers women face when seeking justice, and learned how we can work together to dismantle the chains that bind us all. Stay tuned in the second quarter for toolkits and mini courses focused on the fight to end violence against women in all its forms.
We also paused during this first quarter to take stock of what we achieved last year (take a look at our 2018 Annual Report) and consider how we measure that impact. Our Community of Members and Chapters continues to grow; our purpose as the Global Team is to support that growth. As a movement we are constantly changing and adapting, but we know that so much of the work beings and solidifies at the local level.
So we are moving forward with a bold theory of change that honors what we know — unraveling systems of patriarchal oppression must happen on multiple levels. Our approach is two-pronged: local action, global movement. We've revamped our website to foreground what matters most, grassroots actions and global campaigns.
Women's March Global is committed to moving forward with you - our Community - united in advancing Women's Human Rights everywhere.
In community + solidarity,
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