The World is Mobilising
News from the Community Women’s March Global and more.
Today is the International Day of the Girl. Every day we must work to make this world a place in which our Girls know their power. The world is witnessing the rise of women everywhere and that sisterhood is powerful. It is powerful because our girls are watching us — they are watching us speak out, unite in our stories, unite as survivors and unite as sisters.
While the events in the United States have struck a chord with survivors, activists and women around the world — many women have been raising their voices globally for decades in this same fight. Keep reading below to find out how our Global Community of organisers are mobilising in the fight against racism, xenophobia, and speaking out against the daily violence women face.
13.10 — March Against Nationalism — Europe
This weekend, across Europe, thousands of people will be marching in a united effort to speak out against nationalism, anti-semitism, fascism and Islamophobia. This effort was started by 600 academics, writers, artists, and authors who are concerned about the growing wave of nationalism sweeping Europe. Our European chapters will be joining in solidarity in Milan, Barcelona, London, and Frankfurt. Click the map below for more info.
Cameroon Elections — 7th of October
This past weekend our partners, WILPF Cameroon held a campaign to promote Peace messaging ahead of the election (7th Oct) and create a reporting room to collect reports and incidents of any violence in cities across Cameroon.
The Physical Women’s Call Center to report electoral violence and unrest was used for the first time in Cameroon during the presidential election of 7 October 2018 to prevent and reduce electoral violence; the results so far are very encouraging.
The purpose of the initiative being permanent peace watch and alert, promotion of women’s participation in electoral processes and most importantly peace education, its activities go beyond the presidential election.
Help us Grow the #WomensWave
The #WomensWave continues to grow. Three years ago we saw the global map filled with marches and events around the world. The list below is only the beginning. Join us.