News Releases

News Releases

Title: UN High Commissioner and independent experts to examine killing of George Floyd, systemic racism and police violence.
19 June 2020
Description: Today, The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution tasking the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and other independent human rights experts to investigate and report on systemic racism and police violence globally, specifically including the killing of George Floyd and related incidents.

Title: Women's March Global Announces Leadership Transition and Move to the UK.
20 May 2020
Description: WMG announces departure of executive director and formation of interim committee as organization moves to the UK.

Title: Women's March Global Joins Global Call to Protect Prison Populations in MENA
26 March 2020
Description: Signatories of global solidarity letter call for release of 'low-risk' detainees and guarantee that prisoners are granted access to adequate healthcare.

Title: 2019 Annual Report Press Release
Date: Feb 25, 2020
Description: Today, Women’s March Global, an international grassroots organisation committed to advancing women’s human rights, is releasing its 2019 annual report highlighting global campaign successes in the fight for women’s equality and social justice.

Title: Statement on WM London Termination
Feb 13, 2020
It is with sadness that we announce that we have terminated the chapter agreement with Women’s March London. We stand with the women and allies that make up the volunteers of Women’s March London.

Date: Jan 18, 2020
Description: Fourty-Eight events are scheduled in Africa, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia on the theme of bodily autonomy.

Date: Jan 18, 2020
Description: Women and allies across the world marched in snow, rain, and sunshine for the fourth annual march of the Global Women’s March. Communities mobilised to defend and advance women’s universal human rights with a total of 51 Events taking place in 24 countries across the world.

Date: Jan 17, 2020
Description: Tomorrow, millions of women and allies across the world will take to the streets for the fourth annual march of the Global Women’s March, a yearly event that mobilises communities to defend and advance women’s universal human rights.

Date: Jan 11, 2020
Description: In just one week, millions of women and allies across the world will participate in the fourth annual march of Women’s March Global, a yearly event that brings together international change-makers committed to fighting for women’s human rights.

Title: Media Advisory - March for Our Human Rights, 18 January 2020
Date: Dec 18, 2019
Description: On 18 January 2020, millions of women and allies around the world will join the fourth annual march of Women’s March Global, a yearly event that brings together inspired, international change-makers committed to fighting for equality, justice, and human rights worldwide.

Date: Dec 18, 2019
Description: Women’s March Global’s 2020 title is “March For Our Human Rights” and is focused on bodily autonomy, the right to decide for one’s own body.

Date: Oct 23, 2019

Title: UN Human Rights Council: States call on Saudi Arabia to Improve its Human Rights Record
Date: Sept 23, 2019
Description: Australia has delivered a joint statement at the UN in Geneva today about Saudi Arabia on behalf of a cross-regional group of Member States expressing serious concerns over the persecution and intimidation of activists, including women human rights defenders, involving reports of torture, extrajudicial killing, enforced disappearances, unfair trials, arbitrary detention, and impunity for perpetrators.

Title: Joint Letter to Amal Clooney
Aug 11, 2019
We, the undersigned international non-governmental organisations, are writing to express our deep concern about the intensifying clampdown on freedom of expression in Bahrain since 2011, especially over the past two years.

Title: 40 Organisations Urge the UN Human Rights Council to hold Saudi Arabia Accountable
Date: Jun 26, 2019
As the Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard presents today to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) her findings into the extrajudicial killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, 40 civil society organisations publish a letter sent to 48 ministries of Foreign Affairs from all regional groups at the UN, urging them to establish a mechanism to report on the human rights violations in the country and urge the Saudi government to immediately and unconditionally release all those arbitrarily detained, abolish the male guardianship system, and establish an immediate moratorium on the use of the death penalty.

Title: Women's March Global moves forward with new strategy.
Date: Apr 24, 2019
Description: The organisation continues to work to change the systemic patriarchy and misogyny that continues to bind and oppress people around the world.

Title: Feminist coalition calls for Saudi women’s rights activists to be freed after 300 days of imprisonment and gruesome torture at Commission on the Status of Women
Date: Mar 13, 2019
Description: A feminist coalition called for women’s rights activists imprisoned for over 300 days in Saudi Arabia to be freed, during a parallel event at the 63rd United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in New York on 12 March 2019.

Title: Iceland Delivers First Ever Joint Statement on Saudi Arabia
Date: Mar 8, 2019
Description: A cross-regional group of 36 states, including EU Member States, called for the release of imprisoned Women Human Rights Defenders at the interactive dialogue held on March 7 with the UN High Commissioner at the Human Rights Council. This is the first time ever that States at the Council collectively condemned human rights violations committed by Saudi Arabia.

Title: Women’s March Global is Hosting a Mini Course in Partnership with Equality Now
Date: Mar 1, 2019
Description: Women’s March Global is partnering with Equality Now to educate and raise awareness of the laws surrounding rape and sexual violence through their mini course titled “The Law and Sexual Violence, Identifying Failings in the Law and Mobilising for Change.”

Title: Over 50 Human Rights Organisations Join Together to Publicly Address Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Violations
Mar 1, 2019
More than 50 human rights organisations around the world have come together to compose a letter to over 30 foreign affairs ministers in regards to the numerous human rights violations committed by Saudi Arabia. Most specifically, the letter addresses the women and men who were imprisoned in mid-2018 for peacefully campaigning for the protection and promotion of human rights.

Title: Women’s March Global to Partner with Women’s March LA
Date: Feb 4, 2019
Women’s March Global and Women’s March Sister Network are proud to announce they are joining forces to strengthen the Women’s March community around the world. We are focused on continuing the work of the marches by uniting an inclusive and intersectional movement.

Title: Women’s March Global Invites Women to Speak Out Against Violence
Feb 1, 2019
After bringing together women and allies in over 80 events across 31 countries for the Women’s Wave Anniversary March, Women’s March Global is continuing their mission to end gender-based violence. As the first action of the organisation's 5 Actions to #EndGBV, Our Story invites women and allies to share their experiences of gender-based violence.

Title: The Third Anniversary of the Women’s March is Here
Jan 18, 2019
With over 80 events across 30 countries, Women’s March Global is set on making a difference around the world. This weekend women and allies everywhere are uniting in solidarity to march in the 2019 #WomensWave. The third anniversary march recognizes the initial Women’s March held in 2017, where over 6 million people came together in support of women’s rights and freedoms.

Title: The Third Anniversary of Women’s March Global to Bring Millions Together
Date: Jan 14, 2019
Description: People around the world will march to the theme of ending violence against women.

Title: Women’s March Global’s 2019 #WomensWave Less Than Two Weeks Away
Date: Jan 9, 2019
Description: The organisation, in alliance with its worldwide chapters, has set the event’s theme to ending gender-based violence.

Title: Women's March Global Annual Report
Date: Dec 29, 2018
Description: The Women’s March Global 2018 Annual Report demonstrates that Women's March Global is not just a moment in time, but a movement uniting people across borders, languages, and countries. Through their powerful new platform, Women’s March Global has been able to connect and engage women’s rights and human rights activists around the world, with over 100 chapters across 6 continents.

Title: Democratic Republic of Congo Election
Date: Dec 20, 2018
Description: Women’s March Global is supporting Fonds pour les femmes Congolaises (Fund for Congolese Women) in their mission to spread peace during the upcoming election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Due to take place on 23 December 2018, the election will see the country emerge from President Joseph Kabila’s 17-year rule.

Title: End Violence Against Women Toolkit Launch
Dec 11, 2018
Women’s March Global is proud to release a comprehensive resource designed to educate and inspire individuals around the world. ​Through the toolkit, Women’s March Global ​aims to provide the global community a perspective into the recent statistics and laws of the various types of violence faced by women. It lays the foundation to our second-anniversary march and the why and for whom we March.

Title: New Interim Executive Director
Date: Nov 30, 2018
Description: Today Women’s March Global announced key organizational changes to the leadership team. Lara Stein will be moving from the Executive Director of Women’s March Global to an advisory board role with the organization. As Women’s March Global is quickly growing, Stein’s extensive knowledge and expertise can be best utilized at the board level. Stein will use her valuable leadership experience as the founder and director of the TEDx, Managing Director at Singularity University, and senior level employee at Microsoft’s MSN, WGBH, Marvel, iXL among other organizations to continue to positively impact Women’s March Global.

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
Nov 14, 2018
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
Nov 7, 2018
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
Oct 4, 2018
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.