About this Event
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On January 19th and 20th, 2019, people across the globe will march for the rights, freedom, and justice for women and allies everywhere in the #WomensWave. Women’s March Global is proud to announce upcoming marches on the anniversary of 2017’s groundbreaking Women’s March where 6 million people around the world marched for women’s rights and freedoms.
Why do we march?
Because the violence that women experience on a daily basis is a worldwide issue and must end. Because women and girls are tired of having their bodies and rights policed.
The World Health Organization (WHO), indicates that about 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
Violence against women goes beyond the interpersonal, direct violence that is captured in gender-based violence research and advocacy like domestic abuse, rape, femicides. The institutional, indirect, and state-sanctioned violence is also at the core of the misogynist world that Women’s March Global is fighting.
Violence against women is pervasive throughout the world. It is a complex web of social norms, institutional practices, and cultural values that weaves its way through the entirety of women’s lives.
According to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, institutional or structural violence is ‘any form of structural inequality or institutional discrimination that maintains a woman in a subordinate position, whether physical or ideological, to other people within her family, household or community’.
Research suggests that women with disabilities are more likely to experience domestic violence, emotional abuse, and sexual assault than women without disabilities. In 2012, 1.3 million violent crimes—including rape and physical assault—occurred against people with disabilities and that number has been steadily increasing since 2008, making people with disabilities one of the most harmed groups in the United States.
Auckland, New Zealand