MILLION WOMEN RISE 2008
On 8th March 2008, approximately 5,000 women and girls attended the march and rally in Trafalgar Square. Women on the march were from all over the UK as well as some women from overseas. The march included an enormous diversity of women with a significant representation of Black and Minority Ethnic women and a visible representation of disabled women. We provided a fleet of wheelchairs, a minibus to transport women with mobility support needs and/or wheelchair users and British Sign Language signers on the stage at the rally. 18 speakers and poets took to the stage at Trafalgar Square. Women from BME organisations were actively encouraged to lead the demonstration. The speakers were from a wide range of campaigning organisations and included female survivors of male violence.