Statements

Saturday, March 9th: Los Angeles March and Rally

WORD LA protest, Oct 20 2012
Join us in the streets for International Women's Day!

This Saturday, March 9th, celebrate International Women's Day by marching with WORD in Hollywood to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!

In the United States, 1.3 million women are raped every year. One in every four women experience severe violence at the hands of a current or former partner. Thirty-seven percent of reported rape cases are prosecuted and only 18 percent end in a conviction. Women face 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! We hold the power to bring an end to sexual violence. Every single gain, every single right we as women have today is the result of struggle.

There is no better way to commemorate International Women's Day than by following in the footsteps of those who fought and won the rights we enjoy today, and taking to the streets to demand an end to violence against women.

If you'd like to help setup for the march or volunteer for other tasks on Sunday, meet at Hollywood & Vine at 12 noon. The rally will begin at 1 pm.

Don't miss this important demonstration! Join us in the streets as we build a new women's movement to defend against attacks on our rights and fight for full equality for all. 

Get involved!

For more information call 323-596-7340. or email la@defendwomensrights.org.

Donate to support WORD