This year's Million Women Rise march will take place in London on Saturday 9th March 2013. Million Women Rise (MWR) is the biggest annual demonstration in Europe against male violence against women.
Commenting on the continued importance and relevance of the event, MWR organisers say:
"A woman’s right to live free from violence and/or the fear of violence has not been achieved. Women continue to be attacked and violated in many different ways, in our homes, on our streets, on our public transport, at our places of work. The government, the TV and newspapers do very little to address this issue; instead they often blame women for wearing the wrong clothes or being in the wrong place. Please join us...outside Selfridges on Oxford Street from 12 noon, setting off at 1pm. The march will be followed by a rally in Trafalgar Square from 3pm. “
Rape Crisis (England and Wales) fully supports the Million Women Rise Statement of Demands and encourages other organisations and individuals to become signatories.
For more information about this year's event, to see inspiring pictures of Million Women Rise action in previous years, and/or to find out more about the MWR movement and campaigns, visit the website here.
Coaches have been organised to take women and children to London on 9th March from all over the country. Find details here.