Why We March
For 35 years, IWHC has nurtured the women’s movement, funding and supporting feminist organizations in more than 40 countries. Our work teaches us that collective action is the key to change.
Every January, the International Women’s Health Coalition is proud to join advocates and supporters of women's rights as we march to mark the anniversary of the Women's March in the United States and around the world.
As we take to the streets alongside our peers, partners, and allies, we are reminded of the power of women’s movements to drive change. Time and again, the mobilization of women has proven pivotal to the advancement of human rights—especially sexual and reproductive rights.
This is a global day of activism and an opportunity to celebrate the strength and solidarity of women and girls. It is a powerful display of what women can accomplish when we stand together and present our demands.
Together with our peers, partners, and allies, we march because equality is within reach; because we, the women’s movement, are the most effective advocates for our rights.
We march for sexual and reproductive rights, for access to health care, for equality, and for justice.
We march against all forms of oppression that keep women and girls from living healthy, empowered lives.
We march because love is greater than hate; because diversity makes us stronger.
We march because change is never achieved alone. And, when we march, we are marching in step with our sisters across the world with one goal: human rights and equality for all.
Wherever you are, you can join us by sharing messages of strength and solidarity, by marching in your own community, or by supporting organizations that are fighting to advance women's health and rights every day. We encourage you to get involved in whatever way feels right to you.
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