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Nationwide demonstrations on International Women's Day March 8-9

Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!

February 8, 2013
Women's Equality Day - Chicago
Women protest in Chicago on Aug. 26, 2012

On March 8th and 9th, in celebration of International Women's Day, women across the United States and around the world will take the streets to demand an end to violence against women. From India to Ohio, people are rising up to demand equality and an end to the violent oppression of women.

In the United States and elsewhere, violence against women is tolerated and often condoned. 1.3 million women are raped every year and one in four experiences violence at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Many acts of rape and violence go unreported. When women do report rape, only 37% of cases are prosecuted, and just 18% of those cases end in conviction.

The violence, objectification and inequality women are subjected to at home, at work, at school and wherever we go is often dismissed as "just the way it is." We know better. Rampant sexual violence is not the natural state of things. Women's oppression and the violence and discrimination we face are the result of a system that relies on patriarchy, institutionalized sexism, and the objectification of women's bodies for profit.

Violence against women is not normal. It is not acceptable. Women and our allies in the struggle for justice will no longer tolerate it. The time is now to rise up and demand an end to violence against women in all forms. 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!

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Find an event near you!

New Paltz, NY
Thursday, March 7
Public Meeting: Women Fight Back
State University of NY (SUNY) at New Paltz
Lecture Center 100, 6:30 pm
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San Diego, CA
Thursday, March 7
Protest College Area Pregnancy Services!
6663 El Cajon Blvd, 5 pm
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Sacramento, CA
Friday, March 8
March & Rally: No More Violence Against Women!
Assemble at Southside Park (2115 6th St), 4 pm
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Syracuse, NY
Friday, March 8
Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Clinton Square, 5 pm
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Albuquerque, NM
Saturday, March 9
Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
UNM Bookstore Central/Cornell, 2 pm
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Washington, DC
Saturday, March 9
Rally & Speak-out to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Tivoli Square (14th St NW between Park and Monroe), 12 noon
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Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, March 9
March & Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Assemble at Hollywood/Vine, 1pm
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San Francisco, CA
Saturday, March 9
March & Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Dolores Park, 12 noon
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New York City, NY
Saturday, March 9
March & Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Assemble at Washington Sq Park, 1 pm
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New Haven, CT
Saturday, March 9
Rally to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!
Corner of College and Chapel St., 12 noon
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Chicago, IL
Saturday, March 9
International Women's Day Forum
4802 N. Broadway #202, 6 pm
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San Diego, CA
Sunday, March 10
Internation Women's Day Celebration
Centro Cultural de la Raza
2004 Park Blvd., 4:30 pm
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Be a part of the Women's Spring and join women all over the world in demanding an end to violence against women everywhere. Endorse these actions, make a donation, join a protest near you or organize a protest in your city. Every one of us can take action and help build the movement to defend women's rights.

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