H.E.R.S. Framework

H.E.R.S. Framework

To guide our actions and inform our partnerships with local organisations, Women’s March Global rallies around the four pillars of our H.E.R.S. Framework, outlined below in connection with the associated SDGs.

Health

We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any rollbacks, cuts, or restrictions on our ability to receive universal coverage of quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education provided by the government. This means universal coverage of safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location, or education. We believe that every person and every community in the world has the right to clean water and clean air. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed — especially at the risk of public safety and health.

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Economic Security

Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. We support the dismantling of barriers that obstruct women’s full participation in local, national, and global economic systems. Jobs must provide a living wage, gender parity, pay transparency, and humane, equitable working conditions. Extreme and unpredictable weather shifts due to human activity fundamentally threaten economic security. We believe civic and business practices that robustly preserve the environment and limit negative human impact are therefore essential.

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Representation

Women are consistently under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women must have fair and just representation locally, nationally, and internationally, in government, on boards and at work, particularly at the executive level. Minority, disabled, elder, and indigenous representation in government and business is essential to ensure all people are represented in key areas of decision making, not least because the voices of these populations, the most directly affected by climate change, often go unheard.

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Safety

Women deserve to live full and healthy lives free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and in ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of colour. We stand for an end to all forms of violence against women, human, and sex trafficking. It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system and to always advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.