Over the past three months, Women’s March Global has worked closely with our Global Community to highlight experiences of gender-based violence. We are excited to share with you our second-quarter report! This includes our Global Community survey results and future initiatives we are working on.
“Globally, human rights defenders and activists are facing increasing repression, silencing, and violence. The need for collective action and movements is greater than ever before.” — Uma Mishra-Newbery, WMG Executive Director
Highlights from our Second Quarter:
- Global Community Webinars:
Through the Our Community campaign, ambassadors from Global Chapters shared with us issues of #EndVAW they are facing in their local communities and the grassroots actions they are taking to advance women’s human rights.
- Global Letter for Bodily Autonomy and Reproductive Rights:
580+ people from 50 countries signed our solidarity statement! Add your name here and stay tuned as we prepare to mobilise on 28 September 2019, International Safe Abortion Day.
- 41st Human Rights Council:
We attended the 41st HRC Session to present a letter together with 40 Global NGO’s, calling on the UN Member States to continue holding Saudi Arabia accountable for their human rights violations.
- Social Media For Peace Training:
We held our second training session in Yaounde, Cameroon in partnership with WILPF Cameroon, training 13 WILPF sections on the importance of social media in activism.
As a part of our Q2 Report, we surveyed our Community and asked you to share with us how Women’s March Global has had an impact over the past two years. This is what we found:
March 2020. Women’s Global Strike:
We have joined the Women’s Global Strike campaign committee to collaborate with the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) team in leading mobilisation and communication efforts globally.
April 2020. Global Women’s Veteran’s Convening:
Women’s March Global and Minority Veterans of America are uniting to hold the first-ever Global Women’s Veteran’s Convening in April 2020. The Convening will be focused on the impact of militarisation on climate change, indigenous rights, toxic masculinity and its effects, colonisation and more.