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LA March & Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!

March 9, Hollywood & Vine at 1pm

January 15, 2013
Women protest in Bangalore on Jan. 4, 2013. Photo: Aijaz Rahi/AP

Saturday, March 9
March & Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Assemble at Hollywood & Vine, 1pm

Rise up! We hold the power to bring an end to sexual violence. A movement is rising around the world to stop violence against women.

In the United States, 1.3 million women are raped every year. One in every four women experiences severe violence at the hands of a current or former partner. Just thirty-seven percent of reported rape cases are prosecuted and only 18 percent end in a conviction. Women face harassment and intimidation in the workplace. Women in the U.S. military face a record number of sexual assaults. Our sisters in U.S. prisons face horrendous threats and have nowhere to turn. Young women in high schools and on college campuses are regularly forced to contend with intimidation, assault and rape.

This has to end! From massive protests in India to demonstrations in Steubenville, Ohio, women are taking the streets to demand an end to the status quo.

Sexual violence against women isn't “normal.” It's not human nature. Oppression against women—the violence, the objectification, the impoverishment and inequality that women experience—isn't just the way it is. It is a function of patriarchy and of institutionalized sexism, of the sexual objectification of women for corporate profit and of a society that tolerates—and often condones—sexual intimidation and violence.

We have to fight back. Every single gain, every single right we as women have today is the result of struggle.

There will be demonstrations and protests throughout the United States on March 8th and 9th to say: Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere – The Status Quo Must Go! Join us in Los Angeles at 1 pm on Saturday, March 9th at Hollywood & Vine.

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Please take a moment to share this message, make a donation if you can, and get involved. Every one of us can take action and make a difference in building this new movement against violence and in support of women’s rights.

Be sure to join and share the Facebook event page, spread the word on Twitter, and post about the event on forums and blogs. For more info, contact WORD LA at la@defendwomensrights.org or (213)251-1058.

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