SATURDAY 9TH MARCH 2013
Meet: 12.00pm Oxford Street
Set off: 1.00pm
Rally: 3.00pm Trafalgar Square
This year the whole of Oxford Street will be closed to traffic from 12pm, making way for Million Women Rise to reclaim Oxford Street.
Why women only?
The Million Women Rise march is open to all women and children. Million Women Rise has planned for the march to be women-only for a number of reasons:
Women and children in the UK and elsewhere around the world continue to experience violence every minute of every hour of every day in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work and in countries where there is war.
The idea for the Million Women Rise event came from a group of women who dreamed of a strong visible presence of thousands of women marching together, in unity, to say ‘enough is enough’.
Women have been socially, culturally and economically conditioned to defer to men, to take our lead from men, to behave in ways approved of by men. On this particular day, Million Women Rise want women to come and feel the strength, the exhilaration and power of being with other women, to celebrate ourselves, to sing, shout and chant at the top of our voices, in all our diversity, to demonstrate however we want because we’re women in the company of other women.
Support Million Women Rise
Million Women Rise is a collective of women who work autonomously as volunteers, without any corporate sponsorship or formal funding. They 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 their 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; Million Women Rise organise conscious raising events and activities throughout the year and are currently developing a space to provide support groups for women who are overcoming their experiences of male violence.