Million Women Rise, Saturday March 9th

Image 1Calling all WomenMILLION WOMEN RISESaturday 9th March 2013 @ 12pm outside Selfridges, Oxford Street, W1A 1ABwww.millionwomenrise.com

Million Women Rise call all women to join together in a critical mass to say

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

MILLION WOMEN RISE :

Holding up a mirror to the world about the truth of male violence against women in all its forms and

“celebrating our Re-Sis-Stance”

This year we have already seen the rape of millions of women throughout the world and we are only in February. We have heard the German authorities apologies to a teenage girl for sending her to a brothel to get work:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21374268

Many of you have been at the ongoing protests supporting the voices of women of India after the gang rape in India of a young woman who is now dead:

http://www.facebook.com/events/424430367623938/

We have witnessed the Irish government commit murder of a woman who was denied her human rights to an abortion:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/14/savita-halappanavar-death-irish-woman-denied-abortion-dies_n_2128696.html

Women in Egypt have spoken out against state sponsored Violence Against Women:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=PhlFGPfPdEo

And we will not ignore the ongoing rape and genocide of our sisters and children across the world from Easten Congo to Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Palestine, Occupied Tibet, Ivory Coast, Mali, Pakistan, Bangladesh, London, Bradford, Bolivia, Brazil, fromTamil women to Wales, East Europe, western Europe to the Americas to name a few

Male violence against women is pandemic, it is organised and systematic, ENOUGH is ENOUGH!

Join us on Saturday 9th March 2013 @ 12pm

THE MARCH

Meet: 12pm, outside Selfridges, Oxford Street, W1A 1AB

Set off: 1pm

Rally: 3pm Trafalgar Square

After rally fundraising party: 5pm-late at The 52 Club, 52 Gower Street, WC1E 6EB (more info below)

This year the whole of Oxford Street will be closed to traffic from 12pm.

Making way for Million Women Rise to reclaim Oxford Street, it will be pedestrian-only from noon.

This March welcomes all women and girls and it is a women only event.

Bring any banners or flags, bring instruments, drums, bring your voices in any way you wish them to be heard.

We encourage women to WEAR RED…

For MWR it symbolizes the colour of Woman and her blood, the blood of our sisters who have been murdered and raped , our blood which contains life, courage, respect, dignity and protection.

THE AFTER PARTY

5pm-late

The 52 Club, 52 Gower Street, WC1E 6EB

The after rally party for food and networking at The 52 Club, is a women only event and is a wheelchair accessible venue. Food, performances, infamous raffle, DJs, chill-out space and great company!

This is a fundraising event, entry fee on the door – donation if unwaged, £5 low-waged and £12 waged.

5pm-late

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Everybody tell a sister, every sister bring a sister. The time is now!

Help us spread the word to as many women and girls, through your friends and contacts – forward this email

Encourage your group, organisation or women in your community to come along on Saturday 9 March

Come on your own… if you don’t know anyone who wants to come, come by yourself! You will be warmly welcomed

Print the attached flyer and use it to spread the word about the march or collect some flyers to distribute from our project space in Finsbury Park opening times are on MWR website

Promote the march on your website, blog or facebook pages, tweet it, write about it…help us spread the word in all ways you can.

Volunteer to steward on the day of the march – training will take place on Saturday 2 march and Tuesday 5 March – details on MWR website.

Make banners or flags to carry on the march

Help us to raise funds for the march or make a donation to our power to the women appeal we are a grassroots movement and we rely on fundraising to make the march and rally happen

Go to millionwomenrise.com to sign our statement of demands

Bring a stall to the rally to promote your organisation or activities

BOOK A STALL AT THE RALLY

Million Women Rise is a collective of women who work autonomously as volunteers, without any corporate sponsorship or formal funding. We promote real change that is based on truth, unity and solidarity, peace and love. Million Women Rise rely on the support of donations to keep our voice autonomous.

Raised funds will go towards costs including public liability insurance, stage hire, screen and audio equipment for Trafalgar Square, and other related activities including The Million Women Rise Project.

SUPPORT MWR FINANCIALLY, ANY AMOUNT IS WELCOME

Visit our new donation site at: http://www.sponsume.com/project/million-women-rise-march

SUPPORT MWR AND GET GREAT PUBLICITY FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

For £200, Million Women Rise will display your organisations logo, details (e.g. helpline numbers), info on your services on the BIG SCREEN IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

For £100, you can hold a stall in Trafalgar Square so women can get further information directly from you about your services.

For £250, you can have a stall and your information on the big screen in Trafalgar Square!

*To take up one of these offers please contact: info@millionwomenrise.com

MWR is expecting thousands of women and girls to gather in the square after the Million Women Rise march along Oxford Street, as well as women from all walks of life, the general public, community change makers, funders and the media. This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of your organisation and services directly with the women you want to reach!

Upwards and Rising Get Ready, Be Ready, Stay Ready!

Are you outraged by the violence that women experience?

Every minute of every hour of every day.

That breaks the hearts, minds and souls.

That traces backwards to our grandmothers and forward to our daughters.

Have you the heart, passion and compassion, to extend the hand of solidarity?

United and connected we can change the world TOGETHER!

Will you hold the vision of a future for women free of violence?

One woman, one body, one song, one love

Together we will end this violence against us and our loved ones

In sisterhood and solidarity

Million Women Rise

millionwomenrise.com

 

 

Million Women Rise

c/o WRC,

Ground Floor East,

33-41 Dallington St. East,

London

EC1V 0BB

Email: info@millionwomenrise.com

Info line: 07727 419634

 

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Blog: millionwomanrise.blogspot.com

Website: http://www.millionwomenrise.com

 

…one stick is easily broken, many sticks together are harder to break….
a mothers saying…

One Woman, One body, One song, One Love, One people

 
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