March 8, 2020
In response to the many challenges and threats facing civil society, democracy, and the planet, women and men marched, rallied, and gave speeches around the world on International Women’s Day. Demanding an end to inequality, violence, and environmental degradation, WLP’s partners were at the forefront of the mobilizations, amplifying local and regional campaigns for women’s rights. For some, the day was marred by counter protestors, violence, and arrests.
Snapshots from Across the Partnership
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WLP Brazil/CEPIA Cidadania marched with thousands of women’s organizations and feminist activists in the streets calling for gender equality. Andrea Romani of Cepia said that the message of the woman’s march was, “Resistimos para viver! Marchamos para transformer!" She explained the meaning behind the slogan was that women needed to resist repression and that they were marching to transform their world. She said, “We marched to speak out and to empower each other to continue our journey to become a society with equal rights and opportunities for women.”