It’s time to Rise Up! Over a million women are raped every year in the United States and 1 in 4 experience severe violence at the hands of a current or former partner.

The women of India have shown the way. They took society by storm, after a recent rape, by coming out in the thousands to show that this violence is intolerable.

We can do the same. We can make this a world wide movement because it’s a world wide problem.

We need a Women’s Spring that takes aim at sexual objectification, violence, and discrimination.

Join us to carry on that legacy of struggle on International Women’s Day for a rally to end violence against women.


***Assemble at Washington Square Park, 1pm***


Use your power! Join us there! Help us spread the word and bring your friends, family members, classmates and neighbors!

We also need organizers — no experience necessary — who want to help us prepare for the day.

Here’s what you can do right now to help build for this action!
1.) Join this event at http://www.defendwomensrights.org/
pages/join-stop-violence-against.html

2) SHARE this Facebook event on your page and your friend’s pages.

3) Download and distribute the flyer http://www.defendwomensrights.org/downloads/march-2013-flyers/flyer-nyc-march-9-2013.pdf

4) Join an Outreach Team. Contact nyc@defendwomensrights.org

5) Take a picture with your personalized messaged about why you’re marching on March 9th (please use the hash tag #womenspring in your message). Send your picture to nyc@defendwomensrights.org.

6) If you are part of an organization that wants to endorse this march, Go to: http://www.defendwomensrights.org/pages/endorse-stop-violence.html.

Endorsers: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Damayan Migrant Workers Association, Da Urban Butterflies, Mami’s Unite, ANSWER Coalition, Rev Fit, New York State Youth Leadership Council, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment-GABRIELA USA, International Working Women’s Day Coalition 2013, Lucha at Columbia University

FACEBOOK EVENT LINK:  https://www.facebook.com/events/566091013420171/595208437175095/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_mall_activity

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