On January 21, 2017, people of all backgrounds - women and men and gender nonconforming people, young and old, of diverse faiths, differently abled, immigrants and indigenous - came together, 6 million strong, on all seven continents. We were answering a call to show up and be counted as those who believe in a world that is equitable, tolerant, just and safe for all, one in which the human rights and dignity of each person is protected and our planet is safe from destruction. Grounded in the nonviolent ideology, Women’s March was the largest coordinated protest in U.S. history.
Women's March Global is a network of people, chapters and organizations working locally and globally to amplify and activate issues using education, mobilization, dialogue, engagement and collective action in order to advance equality, justice, freedom and inclusion worldwide.
To define our goals, we follow the unifying H.E.R.S. Framework:
H - HEALTH
We believe in Reproductive Freedom. We do not accept any rollbacks, cuts or restrictions on our ability to receive universal coverage of quality reproductive healthcare services, birth control, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, or medically accurate sexuality education provided by the government. This means universal coverage of safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education.
We believe that every person and every community in the world has the right to clean water and clean air. We believe that our environment and our climate must be protected, and that our land and natural resources cannot be exploited for corporate gain or greed — especially at the risk of public safety and health.
E - ECONOMIC SECURITY
Women are powerful drivers of economic growth, and their economic empowerment benefits all nations. We support the dismantling of barriers that obstruct women’s full participation in local, national, and global economic systems. Jobs must provide a living wage, gender parity, and humane, equitable working conditions. Extreme and unpredictable weather shifts due to human activity fundamentally threaten economic security. We believe civic and business practices that robustly preserve the environment and limit negative human impact are therefore essential.
R - REPRESENTATION
Women are consistently under-represented globally, adversely affecting our collective health, safety, and economic security. Women must have fair and just representation locally, nationally, and internationally, in government, and at work. Minority, disabled, elder, and indigenous representation in government and business is essential to ensure all people are represented in key areas of decision making, not least because the voices of these populations, the most directly affected by climate change, often go unheard.
S - SAFETY
Women deserve to live full and healthy lives, free of all forms of violence against our bodies. We believe in accountability and justice in cases of police brutality and ending racial profiling and targeting of communities of color. We stand for an end to all forms of human and sex trafficking.
It is our moral imperative to dismantle the gender and racial inequities within the criminal justice system and to always advocate for the rights of refugees and and asylum seekers.