On 21st Jan 2017 millions of women and allies, many who would never before have called themselves feminists or women’s human rights defenders, poured out on 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.
Women's March Global unites women worldwide to lead in their local mission to advance Women's Human Rights.
We are the spirit of that day - 21st Jan 2017 when millions of women and allies, many who would never before have called themselves feminists or women’s human rights defenders, poured out on to the streets because we knew we had to make ourselves seen and heard. 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.
We now compose a network of Chapters and Members worldwide who continue to find our own voice and use it to take action every day in our local communities with the goal of advancing women’s human rights. Our Chapters and Members 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 Chapters are run independently by leaders in local communities, and Women’s March Global fervently believes that developing a worldwide network of local grassroots coalitions will help connect like-minded individuals and organisations across the globe. It is Women's March Global’s goal to use these networks to achieve maximum impact.
Uma Mishra-Newbery is the Interim 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