Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Wear red and join Somerset Federation WI for the Million Women Rise March this Saturday, the 7th of March

The WI has long campaigned to stop violence against women and this Saturday, March 7th 2015, WI members are taking to the streets of London once more to protest endemic violence against women and girls as part of a march organised by the Million Women Rise Foundation.

The Somerset Federation will meet outside Waterstone’s in Oxford Street (W1C 2PQ) at 12.15. The march starts from nearby Duke Street at 1.15pm. Here is a link to the Somerset Federation facebook page where interested members can contact them directly if they are interested in joining up with them: 

The organisers say: “A woman’s right to live free from violence and / or the fear of violence has not been achieved. Women continue to be attacked and violated in many different ways, in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. The government, the TV and newspapers do very little to address this issue; instead they often blame women for wearing the wrong clothes or being in the wrong place.

If you think this needs to change, then join us on this women only critical mass. We need to be strong together and in large numbers. Unity is strength; the voices of many are louder together than a single voice. Together and united we are ending male violence against women and children. If you want to see change for yourself, your children, your families, your communities then come out and say no to violence against women! Every sister...bring a sister.”

It’s a woman only event so no husbands, partners, sons allowed but otherwise the more the merrier! The organisers would like everyone to try to wear red, but it’s not essential. Come as you are! 

No comments:

Post a Comment