Winnipeg | January 14, 2019 - On January 19th and 20th people around the world will flood the streets in protest of gender inequalities and gender-based violence. The third Anniversary March, known as #WomensWave, celebrates 2017’s revolutionary Women’s March which brought together 6 million marchers across the globe in support of women’s rights and freedoms.
The mission of Women’s March Canada is to inspire, unite, and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada. In 2018, Women’s March Canada help promote and organize 1,198 events, gathered 10,626 petition signatures and is working with 1043 volunteers across the country. This work’s aim is to make the equality of women in Canada the new norm.
“We are here to give voice to women to stand up and speak out about things that are important to them.” said Women’s March Canada Executive Director Sara Bingham. “The first Women’s March, a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the #MeToo movement, unfounded sexual assault cases across the country, are not individual movements. It’s time to gather together and end violence against women in Canada. It’s time to take action.” (https://cfc-swc.gc.ca/violence/strategy-strategie/index-en.html)
Marches are to be held in cities across Canada and around the world including Lagos, Geneva, Kampala, Lusaka, Oahu, Victoria, Kamloops, Calgary, Ottawa, Sarnia, Saint John, and Winnipeg. A live stream of the marches will be available on the Women’s March Global Facebook page. (https://www.facebook.com/womensmarchglobal/)
The Women's March Canada: Winnipeg Chapter is one of the newest chapters of Women’s March Canada. By protesting on January 19th, 2019 in solidarity with our sisters globally and committing a theme of #WomenUnited we hope to draw attention to the need for understanding and unity between the groups and communities of women in Winnipeg. Our chapter is working to create stronger bonds and to draw attention to the need for accessible healthcare, economic security and pay equity, representation, and safety.
Please join Women's March Canada: Winnipeg in their #WomensWave and #WomenUnited event.
DATE: Saturday, January 19, 2019
TIME: 11:00 A.M.
LOCATION: The front steps of the Manitoba Legislative Building
DETAILS: We will gather on the steps of the Manitoba Legislative Building to
ABOUT WOMEN'S MARCH CANADA: WINNIPEG
Women's March Canada: Winnipeg is working towards establishing a solid connection between the local women’s organizations and communities. By encouraging these groups to stand together, speak out, and educate each other we are reminded of our common goals. We must always remember there is strength and safety in numbers.
ABOUT WOMEN’S MARCH CANADA
Women’s March Canada is a women-led movement working to amplify the voices of activists currently working within the women’s movement in Canada and to create entry points for new grassroots activists. Our mission is to inspire, unite and lead the charge for the advancement of women across Canada. Women’s March Canada is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.
For media inquiries regarding Women’s March Canada, please contact:
+1 519 500 4408
For media inquiries regarding Women's March Canada: Winnipeg, please contact:
1 (204) 793-1892
Women's March Victoria acknowledges that we are gathering on the unceded territory of the Lekwungen speaking peoples. We acknowledge that the Songhees and Esquimalt nations have stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial. We live, work, and play on Lekwungen and Saanich territories. These peoples have never stopped stewarding the land, and we all have a better quality of life due to the work they’ve done and continue to do.
This year we will gather at the BC Legislature Building at 11am have an Indigenous acknowledgement ceremony at 11:20am and then meet the organizing team of Women's March Victoria. Together we will march to Centennial Square at 11:45am, where we will meet grassroots organizers from our communities.
This is a trans-inclusive event. All genders welcome!
Please see our official statement on "pussy hats" and red scarfs here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SspjbV-BPiobe_3XaUvvGXvEc0KXOSVCiEZD3SL7Iko/edit?usp=sharing
Here is our official program: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Y9uKrReIu2bIjH5rAexuPZZynDpoDQdyVpbW0H34_Bk/edit?usp=sharing
501 Belleville St
Victoria, BC V8V 2L8
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Two years ago, on January 21, 2017, people of all backgrounds--women and men and gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and indigenous--came together, 5 million strong, on all seven continents of the world.
On January 19, 2019, we march again. The theme for the 2019 Women's Marches around the world is ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced either physical or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
In 2019, on January 19th, we march again.
Women's March Canada recognizes that there is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. Events across the country on January 19th will feature music, art, community booths, and speakers in a shared voice of resistance with advocacy aligned with the national Women’s March Unity Principles: ending violence, protection of reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice. We look forward to sharing this experience with you and engaging our many communities even further.
2019 Sister Marches
Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women's March on Washington and organized by volunteers around the world. Information on Sister Marches is updated daily. Check back soon if you do not see a march in your area. If you don't see your city listed here, please consider becoming a Sister March organizer for your community.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Looking for information about pussy hats? The Pussyhat Project™ is a social movement focused on raising awareness about women's issues and advancing human rights by promoting dialogue and innovation through the arts, education and intellectual discourse. The Pussyhat™ is a symbol of support and solidarity for women's rights and political resistance. To make a hat, give a hat and wear a hat, visit their website: https://www.pussyhatproject.com/
Don't see your city? Want to help existing organizers in your city? Volunteer to help today!
How to March
Welcome to the movement, and thank you for considering hosting a Sister March on January 19, 2019. The Women’s March is a grassroots effort and you are leading it! Hosting a local Women’s March is a great way to organize your community, make your voice heard, and help build the movement.
The goal of the Women's March 2019 Organizing Toolkit is to provide guidance and support to your local efforts. The following guidelines and suggestions will help you organize safe, successful events that receive positive attention and help build this powerful movement beyond January 19.
Promote your Women's March Canada March
Weekly Call Information for March Organizers
Women's March Canada will be hosting weekly information call for all March organizers across Canada. Whether you’re a veteran organizer or have never done this before, we'll share steps you need to take to get your March on the map.
We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.
HEAR OUR VOICE.
The Women's March Canada website allows you to list your 2019 March on our site for all visitors to see and register for. All local March organizers will be able to set up their events on our calendar. Events can be linked to existing Facebook and Meetup events, or you can simply post your event to Facebook right through Women's March Canada. Your Sister March webpage on our site will also allow you to make requests for volunteers