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Women’s March on Washington officially has a permit for Jan. 21

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Thank you, John. That is a wonderful thing for you to say!

Although, I may not join you in "celebrating" Donald Trump ;-)
Ostensibly, these marches are NOT supposed to be anti-Trump, but rather pro-Women and pro-support to others who are marginalized,
including the environment,and which are natural ally-issues for the women's movement.
But, the anti-Trump bit as a focus has proven difficult to remove from the headlines,
mostly because so many women are making opposition to him their reason for marching.
Understandably!
 
I would really have loved to see the March movement adopt the HERS framework as a means to give a unifying
thrust to the global protests. We have never had a true GLOBAL women's movement.
But, it is, perhaps, too late in this game for that.
Perhaps another day through another means.... :-)
 
It is my hope that the marches will forward more than just a wave of estrogen-fueled outrage.
I would also like ​to see the movement NOT adopt a far-left cast.  
Seems to me, non-partisanship and innovative political thinking is what is called for now. 
(Although, true innovators are notoriously difficult to find in any field.)
We need actionable plans and solutions, in my opinion.  Not just angst and anger--although those are well-justified sentiments,
which I share.
Thanks again!

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We have a new, clarifying statement at Women's March Global:

 

"Women’s March Global is a proactive international movement, not merely a US election specific protest, which has galvanized people to defend women's rights and those of others in response to the rising rhetoric of far-right populism around the world.”

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Women’s March Launches Global Mission For Equality
 01/13/2017 08:07 am ET | Updated 1 hour ago
 

Women’s March Global (WMG) — the international arm of the Women’s March on Washington (WMW) — has launched its mission statement as total participation across the world looks set to hit the one million mark

 

Three hundred national and international sister marches will join forces with the Women’s March on Washington (WMW) DC rally on Jan 21 — the day after the U.S. Presidential Inauguration — spanning nearly 60 cities in 30 countries across six continents. As march day approaches, the WMG has set out four clear aims.

 

In a press statement, it announced the movement’s worldwide vision and values in a unifying framework called H.E.R.S., which spells out the women’s rights priorities of: Health, Economic Security, Representation, and Safety:

 

  • Health — Healthcare is the foundation of women’s well-being and economic stability. Women’s March Global advocates for access to affordable and inclusive women’s healthcare regardless of nationality, age, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Economic Security — Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. Women’s March Global supports the dismantling of economic barriers that obstruct women’s full and equal access to local, national, and global economic systems.
  • Representation — Women are under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Global seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • Safety — Every woman has the need and right to feel physically secure, and security for women should be assured through sound legal practices. Women’s March Global stands behind the principle that women are not to be held accountable for actions that are outside their control — particularly regarding all forms of assault — and that fair legal action must be applied to prevent these crimes.”

 

The global team wants to encourage coalitions across the world to consider adopting the H.E.R.S. framework for future campaigns to address critical issues that disproportionately affect women, such as climate change and failures in democratic governance.

...

 

Organizers are keen to stress that WMG is not a U.S. election specific protest per se, but a proactive international movement, which has galvanized people to defend women’s rights and those of others in response to the rising rhetoric of far-right populism around the world.

 

Spearheaded by first-time organizers and seasoned activists, the marches will bring together people of all backgrounds, races, religions, gender identities, ages and abilities. While led by women, all are welcome to attend. 

More than 300,000 people have signed up on Facebook to attend a national or international sister march, and around 200,000 have already pledged to attend the WMW in DC. Numbers are rising daily and more are expected to arrive on the day.

 

Find a list and interactive map of all national and international sister marches at:

Womensmarch.com/sisters

 

 

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We only have two marches in Africa so far.

Two in Asia

and none in South America.

We do have one in Iraq!

 

We need to have more than just the Western world represented in these marches,

if anyone wishes to help with that?  Do we have anybody here who is not Western?

Please visit WomensMarch.com/sisters to plan or join a march in your area!

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Thousands of protesters have pledged to take to the streets of London on Donald Trump's  first day as US President to stand up for women’s rights.

Evening Standard--January 13, 2017

 

More than 10,000 people have expressed interest in joining the Women’s March on London on Saturday, January 21 with more than 280 “sister” protests expected to take place across the world.

 

Protesters will assemble in Grosvenor Square at 12pm before marching through Park Lane, Piccadilly, Pall Mall to Trafalgar Square where a rally will take place at 2pm.

 

The "inclusive" demo is to be staged the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration and is designed to “safeguard freedoms threatened by recent political events”.

 

A message on the group’s Facebook page reads: “We call on people of all genders to march in London as part of an international day of action in solidarity.

 

"We will march, wherever we march, for the protection of our fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events. 

 

“We unite and stand together for the dignity and equality of all peoples, for the safety and health of our planet and for the strength of our vibrant and diverse communities.

 

“We will come together in the spirit of democracy, honouring the champions of human rights who have gone before us.

“The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017.”

 

The biggest march is due to take place in Washington where high-profile figures including US pop star Katy Perry, actresses Julianne Moore and Scarlett Johansson and comedian Amy Schumer are set to feature.

 

According to the Women’s March website, nearly 600,000 people are expected to protest on the day.

 

Mr Trump faced criticism during his campaign for comments he was revealed to have made about groping women.

 

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I just wish to say that being a part of Women's March Global is an amazing experience!

I am grateful.

I continue to encourage others to get involved in your area, at least in the upcoming marches if not beyond.

Men ESPECIALLY welcome!

The action is starting to get a decent amount of press in the US and Europe.

We are still working on the rest of the world...so little time.

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