WEDNESDAY, 7 MARCH 2018
6PM TO 7PM ONLY
EDITH CAVELL STATUE
ST. MARTINS PLACE
LONDON WC2H OHE
This is a silent vigil, and is an All Women and Girls only event.
Standing together to mark International Women's Day 2018 we:
This event is hosted by four organizations that work against male violence; for respect, inclusion and equality for women; and for peace with justice.
Southall Black Sisters: we are a group of black and minority women, secular and inclusive, founded almost forty years ago in West London to support Asian and African-Caribbean women in gaining more control over their lives. We actively oppose the growing state and religious authoritarianism that we believe is fostering the conditions for both patriarchal and racist violence.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: Founded in 1915 WILPF campaigned fiercely against two World Wars. It was active in bringing about UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. With branches worldwide, WILPF actively campaigns for an end to current wars devastating women’s lives in Syria, Yemen, DR Congo etc.
Women in Black: a worldwide network of women commited to peace with justice and actively opposing militarism, war and other forms of violence, our 17th international gathering is current in Cape Town South Africa. Our London branch stand in silent vigil around the Edith Cavell statue, St.Martins Pl, WC2, every Wednesday from 6 – 7 pm. New members warmly welcomed.
Million Women Rise: we see male violence against women and children as a global pandemic that devastates the lives of women, our families and our communities. It also threatens to undermine efforts to bring about sustainable development. We invite you to join our rising this Saturday, March 10, from Selfridges in Oxford Street to Trafalgar Square, 12 noon till 3 pm.