We did it! On January 21, over 5 million of us worldwide, and over 100,000 in London, came to march, speak and make our voices heard. But it doesn’t end here - now is not the time to hang up our marching shoes - it’s time to get our friends, family and community together and make history.

Every 10 days, over the next 100, we will take action on an issue we all care about, STARTING TODAY.

ACTION 5/10

INTERNATIONAL

WOMEN'S WEEK OF ACTION

DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

This Wednesday March 8 is International Women's Day, when women across the World stand together and take groundbreaking action to drive change for women. This IWD theme asks us to #BeBoldForChange where “each one of us - with women, men and non-binary people joining forces - can be a leader within our own sphere of influence by taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity. Through purposeful collaboration, we can help women advance and unleash the limitless potential offered to economies the world over.”

This week as part of ACTION 5, Women’s March London invites you to participate, in a manner of your choosing, in an event corresponding with IWD / Day Without a Woman.


Many women around the World will be choosing to participate in
A Day Without a Woman on March 8, something anyone, anywhere can participate in either by one or all of the following ways:

  • Wear RED in solidarity;

  • Do not engage in paid or unpaid labour.

  • Avoid spending money, with the exception of supporting small women and minority owned businesses that champion gender, racial and economic equity.


Tell us across social media what you are doing and please share on the day. Please also - if it is possible and safe to do so - tell your co- workers, neighbours and families what you are doing and why. Together our power is immense.
#IStrikeFor
#DayWithoutAWoman


RESOURCES FOR PARTICIPATION

We have also collected details of other events happening this week to help you decide how you want to be involved.
If you know of further events that are happening this week which should be listed please email us at womensmarchlondon@gmail.com so we that can add them to our index of events, and spread the word.

For a sense of the international scope of this campaign, you can view the US Women's March on Washington's guidance here

As well as going out and getting involved, you can also participate in more introspective ways:
we have compiled a reading list  for those who wish to support women by consuming material written by women (particularly Women of Colour) at the forefront of their respective fields of social activism, politics, economics, science & tech, law, the arts etc.  
We' ve also put together some handy statistics on Women's standing in and impact on the workplace and the Economy.

 


GRAPHICS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA


HOW MUCH OF AN IMPACT COULD WE MAKE? 

SELECTED STATISTICS ON WOMEN'S ECONOMIC FOOTPRINT

Tables:

Laura, WML Web Team

Sources:

Oxfam (2106); House of Commons Briefing Paper (2016)
Catalyst.Org (2016); Boston Consulting Group (2013)
Gloria Moss, Marketing and Management,Bucks University

 

 

LET'S SHOW THE WORLD OUR MOVEMENT IS NOT STOPPING. 


 

USEFUL TOOLS :

WRITE TO AMBER RUDD, HOME SECRETARY & MP:
Amber Rudd
Swallow House
Theaklen Drive
Hastings
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex, TN38 9AZ
Tel: 01424 716756

or email her HERE

WRITE TO THE PRIME MINISTER:
Mrs. Theresa May
10 Downing Street,
SW1A 2AA

or email her HERE

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