18 Jan 2020: Fourth Annual Global Women’s March

Maya Hendler
Oct 25 · 5 min read

On 18 January 2020, 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.

Next year’s event, March for Our Human Rights, will focus on bodily autonomy, which is the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressures. This includes abortion rights, sexual health and reproductive rights, sexual consent, period equality, family planning, medical treatments, and more.

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Why are we Marching for Bodily Autonomy?

These international attempts to subvert women’s human rights are what drives us and our local chapters and members to bring international attention to these pressing issues. The consequences of inaction are profound and can jeopardise the significant progress women have made in their push for civil rights and social equality.

Women’s March Global is committed to action-oriented solutions that will empower women to overcome systemic discrimination and advance their human rights.



GLOBAL NEWS: SRHR & Bodily Autonomy SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS (SRHR)

At the UN General Assembly Meeting on Universal Health Coverage in September, 58 countries signed the Joint Statement on SRHR delivered by Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.

“Sexual and reproductive health and rights are a cornerstone of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Only by investing in sexual and reproductive health and rights of women, girls, adolescents and all vulnerable populations can we make UHC truly be universal.”

PERIOD EQUALITY

READ MORE: I March Because Menstrual Hygiene Is A Right, Not A Privilege


ABORTION RIGHTS

BOTSWANA

- Botlogile Tshireletso, Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, speaking at the commemoration of International Safe Abortion Day, 28 September.

BURKINA FASO

“One should not apologise for abortion but support the protection of the lives of women”

“Il ne s’agit pas de faire l’apologie de l’avortement mais plutôt de la protection de la vie de la femme”

NORTHERN IRELAND

MEXICO

AUSTRALIA


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Maya Hendler is the Programmes and Communications Associate at Women’s March Global.

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