Women’s March Global, which is the umbrella organization that is behind the Women’s March on Washington, is hoping to break a record on January 21 by getting women all over the world to take a stand on important issues. So far, coinciding with the presidential inauguration, more than 40 countries across six continents will take part.
While the sheer number of people marching in Washington D.C. and around the world is surely going to be impressive, but the global organization wants to make a unifying mission. The framework is called HERS (Health, Econommic, Security, Representation, and Safety).
- “Health — Healthcare is the foundation of women’s well-being and economic stability. Women’s March Global advocates for access to affordable and inclusive women’s healthcare regardless of nationality, age, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
- Economic Security — Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. Women’s March Global supports the dismantling of economic barriers that obstruct women’s full and equal access to local, national, and global economic systems.
- Representation — Women are under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women’s March Global seeks fair and just representation of women locally, nationally, and internationally.
- Safety — Every woman has the need and right to feel physically secure, and security for women should be assured through sound legal practices. Women’s March Global stands behind the principle that women are not to be held accountable for actions that are outside their control — particularly regarding all forms of assault — and that fair legal action must be applied to prevent these crimes.”
According to HuffPo:
Organizers are keen to stress that WMG is not a U.S. election specific protest per se, but a proactive international movement, which has galvanized people to defend women’s rights and those of others in response to the rising rhetoric of far-right populism around the world.