On 21 January 2017 millions of women and allies around the world, many who would never before have called themselves feminists or women’s human rights defenders, took to the streets because we knew we had to make ourselves seen and heard.
Across all 7 continents, we came together, united in the connected nature of our struggles and a vision of our collective liberation. We believe that Women’s Rights are Human Rights and Human Rights are Women’s Rights. We must create a global community in which women — including Black women, indigenous women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, lesbian, queer, and trans women, and women of every religious, non-religious, and atheist background — are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.
Guided by the values of collaboration, radical empathy, and solidarity, we prioritise mobilisation across focus areas to build coalitions with truly grassroots organisers. Our goal is to amplify and support their work.
Our mission is to mobilise and assemble the most impactful actions to defend women’s human rights globally.
Launched from the historic march on 21 January 2017, Women's March Global is a network of 100+ Chapters and thousands of Members worldwide who take action every day in their local communities to advance women’s human rights. Guided by the values of collaboration, radical empathy, and solidarity, we prioritise mobilisation across focus areas to build coalitions with truly grassroots organisers. Our goal is to amplify and support their work.
Uma Mishra-Newbery is the Executive Director of Women’s March Global. 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.”
We would be happy to connect reporters to local grassroots leaders and organisers.
For media enquiries regarding Women’s March Global, please contact:
Melissa Durrell, Durrell Communications
Director of Media and PR