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.
Sunday 25th Nov 2018
3PM TO 4PM
Place: outside the Idea Stor-e, Whitechapel.
321 Whitechapel Road, E1 1BU London,
By public transportNearest Underground station: Whitechapel. Turn right out of Whitechapel station on to Court Street, then left on to Whitechapel Road, the Idea Store is on your left.
Bus routes: 25, 106, 205, 254
Mwr Vigil Info line : 07727419634
This is a silent vigil. We come together to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2018
Every year since 2009, Million Women Rise has organised a peaceful, all women, vigil in Trafalgar Square, central London on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
This vigil is in remembrance of women who have been murdered and affected by male violence in the UK and around the world.
It is a sign of resistance to the day-by-day, hour-by-hour, minute-by-minute, systematic violence, threat of violence and oppression inflicted on women worldwide.
Every woman is encouraged to bring one candle for themselves and one for a friend and a picture of a woman who has been murdered.
About International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women:
Why we must eliminate violence against women
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
In general terms, it manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, encompassing:
intimate partner violence (battering, psychological abuse, marital rape, femicide);
sexual violence and harassment (rape, forced sexual acts, unwanted sexual advances, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber- harassment);
human trafficking (slavery, sexual exploitation);
female genital mutilation; and
In 1993, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions.
At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime – with the abuser usually someone known to her.
Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981. The date commemorates the brutal assassination of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic, in 1960 on orders of Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961).