As an official partner of #March4Women Wen is calling on our members and supporters to join us to help celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March 2020. This year #March4Women is calling for support for women and girls disproportionately affected by the climate emergency.
About the day:
12 – 1.15pm – INDOOR RALLY at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London – book in advance – tickets are £5, and concessions available, though there are a limited number of free tickets available by contacting the Supporter Care team – firstname.lastname@example.org. Emeli Sandé and RAYE will be performing at the rally alongside a star-studded line-up of musicians, actors, climate experts, youth activists and women directly impacted by the climate emergency.
1pm – 3pm – MARCH meet at White Hall Place (near Trafalgar Square) to set off on the march at 1.45pm and ending with a grand finale at Parliament Square with speeches and live music. – this is free to attend.
Where to find us
Wen will be at the rally and the march. If you are coming to the rally, we will congregate outside the Southbank Centre at 11.45am (look out for the Wen banner).
If you are coming to the march only – we will be there for 1.30pm, but you can assemble at Whitehall place (London SW1a) from 1pm. (look out for the Wen banners).
Who is this rally and march for?
It’s for anyone and everyone who wants to see a more equal world. Everyone is welcome.
What are we calling for?
We are going to call for an urgent, immediate, and concrete action for climate justice and gender justice by governments around the world – including the new UK government.
Got a question?
Check out #March4Women FAQs page.
Why are we taking part?
Wen is calling for urgent action on the climate and gender inequality crisis, as we know that there can’t be climate justice without gender justice.
Women are on the front lines in the battle against the climate crisis and have crucial insights into how climate change should be tackled. Yet, they are not equally involved in decision making and solutions to address the climate crisis. The burden of the climate crisis falls hardest on women and girls, especially poorer women and women of colour. They are the ones picking up the pieces after extreme weather, floods, droughts and storms. They are the ones facing an unequal burden taking care of children, the sick and the elderly in climate emergencies. They are the ones resisting the fossil fuel industry and challenging petrochemical masculinities that are the cause and driver of the climate crisis.
Are you coming?