On January 21, 2017, people of all backgrounds - women and men and gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and indigenous - came together, 6 million strong, on all seven continents. We were answering a call to show up and be counted as those who believe in a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected and our planet is safe from destruction.
Grounded in the nonviolent ideology, Women’s March was the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history.
Women's March Global unites women worldwide to lead in their local mission to advance Women's Human Rights.
The Women’s March on Washington was the largest in U.S. history. Over six million women and allies, in over 600 cities, on every continent, joined forces to march for women’s rights and human rights on January 21, 2017.
Women’s March Global came together after the march and has formed a grassroots coalition of sister marches that have continued to mobilise and push forward with this work of resistance. Our sister marches stood against hate in global elections and rallied to get women to vote; they have shared the stories of refugees and asylum seekers; they have demanded an end to violence against women and girls worldwide; and they have resisted the rise of the xenophobia and nationalism that is taking place across the world.
Women’s March Global is the global sister organisation of Women’s March, and is an inclusive, diverse, flexible and transparent global community and platform that empowers communities, organisations and individuals to start their own Chapters, take action, organise events and learn. Chapters are run independently by global organisers, and Women’s March Global fervently believes that developing a worldwide network of local grassroots coalitions will help connect like-minded individuals and organizations across the globe. It is Women's March Global’s goal to use these networks to achieve maximum impact.
The Global platform is intersectional, diverse and flexible, allowing women to take action as local, national and global community Chapters. Women’s March Global’s platform embodies an open, collaborative and transparent philosophy that aligns and works with other women’s rights and human rights groups across the globe.
Women’s March Global Chapters take action around the unifying H.E.R.S. Framework, which encompasses human rights around health, economic security, representation and safety. Under its health pillar of advocacy and action, Women’s March Global advocates for reproductive freedom, the right to clean water and air, environmental preservation, and sustainability.
Its economic pillar supports the dismantling of barriers that obstruct women’s full participation in economic systems. Women’s March Global also strives to provide women with fair and just representation locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, Women’s March Global advocates for accountability and justice in cases of police brutality, along with an end to racial profiling and targeting of communities of colour. It also stands for an end to all forms of human and sex trafficking.
Built into each of Women’s March Global’s pillars is attention and compassion for the human impact on the planet, along with advocacy and action around the ways that marginalized groups are disproportionately affected by climate change.
Uma Mishra-Newbery is the Interim Executive Director of Women’s March Global, the sister organization of Women’s March. Uma has been with Women’s March Global since March 2017, initially as a volunteer and then as the former Director of Global Community.
Prior to Women’s March Global, Uma was a high-school Chemistry teacher, worked in the medical field as a Medical Lab Technologist and served in the United States Army as an active duty soldier for nearly six years. Uma has been awarded numerous commendations and achievement awards for her leadership and duty during her time in service.
Uma has been a TEDx speaker, sharing how we can foster community through development work. She is a proud first generation Indian American, U.S. Army veteran, and forever will be a Science nerd. The motto that fuels Uma as an activist and community builder is by Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent I pay for living on the planet.”
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Women’s March Global empowers communities, organisations and individuals to start Chapters, take action, organise events and learn. Women's March Global community chapters are run independently, under a free license from Women's March Global. Women's March Global is the global sister organisation of Women’s March.Women's March Global community chapters are run independently, under a free license from Women's March Global. Women's March Global, is the global sister organisation of Women’s March.