THIS WEEK: Nationwide International Women’s Day Protests

Women march in Chicago, Aug 26 2012
Join WORD in the streets March 7-10! The status quo must go!

Celebrate International Women's Day by marching with WORD to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere! There will be demonstrations and protests throughout the United States March 7- 10. See a list of demonstrations and join us in your city!

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.

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. 

Be sure to watch and share the new, multilingual video from WORD and help us spread the word about International Women's Day demonstrations to Stop Violence Against Women Everywhere!

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