WMG Mini-Course: Our Community with WM India

This month Women’s March Global released our fourth of 5 actions to EndVAW (Violence Against Women). In partnership with our network of Global Chapters, we are running a mini-course called “Our Community”. Through this mini-course, we are making visible the issues women face in their local communities and emphasising that women’s experiences of violence are not isolated.

Our Global Chapters are sharing their experiences and the grassroots actions they are taking to advance women’s rights. This Webinar platform gives our Chapters the opportunity to showcase the global voice of the movement, engage in dialogue, and share stories across borders and timezones.

As part of the “Our Community” Mini-Course, Women’s March Global was in conversation with Aheli, Chapter Ambassador for Women’s March India. Earlier this year on April 4, Women’s March India held marches around the country to bring attention to women’s rights. In Delhi, more than 2,000 Women marched from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar calling for women and allies to vote against politics of fear, hatred and violence in the coming election.

Since then, Women’s March India has been working tirelessly to bring the conversation of women’s rights into the mainstream. To represent and unify the voices of women across class, caste, religion, region, professions, and interest against oppression, violence, and politics of fear: “We as women demand equal rights as citizens, participation in decision making and ability to decide our life and future. We will together build a nation where we are all free, equal and safe.”

“Each one of us must support each other. There are many groups working in India and it is important that women’s organisations around the world come together in this fight and make this a global voice for the movement” — Aheli

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Maya Hendler is an Intern at Women’s March Global.