News Releases

News Releases

Title: Saudi Coalition Media Release
Date: Nov 23, 2018
Description: A campaign launched by members of the Free Saudi Women Coalition - including Women’s March Global and Coalition partners, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), CIVICUS and Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) - has been advocating for the immediate and unconditional release of Saudi women human rights defenders.

Title: Women’s March Global Launches Campaign to End Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia
Date:
Nov 14, 2018
Description:
Women’s March Global and their Coalition calls for an end to arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the immediate release of Saudi activists.

Title: Women's March Paris | Trump Protest Announcement
Date:
Nov 7, 2018
Description:
On Sunday, November 11th Women’s March Paris will march in protest of US President Donald Trump’s visit to the city. Trump is visiting Paris on the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

Title: Saudi Arabia | Free Saudi activists now!
Date: 26 Oct, 2018
Description: Saudi Arabia should immediately and unconditionally release all arbitrarily detained activists, respect their rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, and put an immediate end to its nationwide crackdown, a coalition of leading human rights organizations said today. A symbolic display of the magnitude of the authorities’ crackdown has been the enforced disappearance, alleged torture and the extrajudicial killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Title: Women’s March Global Attends ENAR-CIJ European Symposium on Intersectionality
Date:
Oct 4, 2018
Description:
On October 3, 2018 Women’s March Global was delighted to attend the European Symposium on Intersectionality organized by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and the Centre for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). The event aims to bring intersectionality as a concept forward for concrete application in policies, practices and legislation.

Title: Women’s March Global Announces 3rd Annual March on January 19, 2019 #WomensWave
Date: Sept 29, 2018
Description: In light of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony of sexual assault and a delay in the full Senate vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s lifetime seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, Women’s March and Women’s March Global have announced that their second anniversary march will take place on 19 - 20 Jan, 2019.

Title: Equality Now, Women’s March Global, musawah and WHRD-MENA Address the Imprisonment of Saudi Women in a Letter to UN and other
Date: Sept 12, 2018
Description: Equality Now, Women’s March Global, musawah and the Women Human Rights Defenders in Middle East and North Africa (WHRDMENA) Coalition expressed their concern for the safety and wellbeing of peaceful female activists facing imprisonment and even death in Saudi Arabia in their letter to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD) and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

Title: Youth Workshop presented by WILPF Cameroon and Women’s March Global to Take Place in Yaoundé, Cameroon
Date: Sept 8, 2018
Description: As part of its mission to prevent electoral violence through the "Women’s Situation Room", the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Cameroon chapter, in partnership with Women’s March Global, is holding a youth training workshop on communication tactics and the use of social media for the promotion of peace.

Title: Women’s March Global to Attend Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 32nd Triennial International Congress
Date: August 17, 2018
Description: Women’s March Global, the social organization for the health, economic security, representation, and safety of women worldwide, will be attending Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) 32nd Triennial International Congress in Accra, Ghana August 18 to 22.

Title: Women’s March Argentina seeks to bring reproductive rights to women #AbortoLegalYa
Date: August 2, 2018
Description: On August 8, after weeks of sessions and debates, the Senate will vote on the legalisation of abortion in all cases. A decision in favour of legal abortion will signal a change for the entire region.

Title: Women’s March Buenos Aires continues to fight for legal abortion in Argentina #AbortoLegalYa
Date: August 5, 2018
Description: Join Women’s March Buenos Aires three days away from the historic vote in their fight for safe and legal abortions by taking three simple actions.

Title: Women’s March London Coalition Will Bring The Noise
Date: July 11, 2018
Description: Protesters, MPs, celebrities and organisations prepare to shake things up at every point of Trump’s visit.

Title: Women Led the Line with over 80K Protesters in London
Date: July 14, 2018
Description: Yesterday, the first day of the US President’s much-discussed visit to the UK, a coalition of over 35+ organisations and over 80 thousand protestors, as well as MPs and celebrities came together in protest over the inhumane, divisive, misogynistic and discriminatory policies and rhetoric of the Trump-Pence administration.

Title: Voice for the Silenced
Date: June 29, 2018
Description: Women’s March Global continues to push for the release of Saudi Activists in light of another arrest.

Title: Women’s March Global Comes Together with Worldwide Chapters to End Family Separation in the U.S.
Date: June 29, 2018
Description: Since October, over 2,000 children have been split from their parents at United States borders, most of whom were separated in the last six weeks under Trump administration. Women’s March Global chapters have come together from all over the world to address the abhorrent human rights violations happening to immigrant children in the U.S.

Title: Voice for the Silenced: Women’s March Global Launches Free Saudi Activists Campaign
Date: June 19, 2018
Description: On May 19th, 17 prominent Saudi Activists were arrested by the Saudi government. Three of the activists arrested advocated for the removal of the driving ban, which will be lifted on June 24, 2018. In an effort to share the haunting tales of women who suffer in silence, Women’s March Global launched their Free Saudi Women Coalition (FSW) last month. These arrests have served as further tools of repression and silencing of dissenters and activists in Saudi Arabia.

Title: Women’s March Global Appoints Five Directors to Advisory Board
Date: July 19, 2018
Description: Women’s March Global is proud to announce the creation of an advisory board and the appointment of its four founding directors: Alaa Murabit of Canada and Libya, Yasmeen Hassan of Pakistan, Julienne Lusenge of The Democratic Republic of Congo, Catalina Escobar of Colombia, and, most recently, Betsy Scolnik of the U.S.

Title: Women’s March Global Launches Free Saudi Women Coalition
Date: April 24, 2018
Description: In an effort to share the haunting tales of women who suffer in silence, Women’s March Global is launching the Free Saudi Women Coalition. The Coalition, with the help of our 80+ Chapters worldwide, will translate and share the stories of Saudi women living in Saudi Arabia so that their voices can be heard. Two stories will be released each month along with spoken translated excerpts from our Global Community members.

Title: Live-Stream the World: Looking Back and Marching Forward with Women’s March Global
Date: January 18, 2018
Description: Live-streaming of global anniversary marches kicks off in Rome on January 20, 2018. Women’s March Global amplifies the voices and actions of its global chapters this weekend through 48 hours of live-streaming content from marches, protests, and actions around the globe.

Title: Look Back, March Forward
Date: January 17, 2018
Description: Women’s March Global is urging people of all backgrounds, on all continents, to march in solidarity for women’s rights and human rights on January 20 and 21, 2018. The anniversary event happening around the world will be a celebration of this global network’s achievements worldwide, and a pledge to renewed and continued resistance in 2018.

Title: Women’s March Global Receives $1M from The Tides Center
Date: January 16, 2018
Description: The Tides Center, with the support of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has approved a $1 Million grant to Women’s March Global, the international sister organisation of Women’s March, who together organised the largest single-day protest in US history on January 21, 2017, with over 6 million people marching for human rights in over 600 cities worldwide.