The Global Project: World March of Women
The idea to organise a World March of Women in the year 2000 was born from the experience of the Women’s March Against Poverty, which took place in Québec in 1995. This march, initiated by the Fédération des femmes du Québec, was a huge success and they liked to repeat it on a world-wide level.
The World March of Women in the Year 2000 has formulated demands which were related to poverty and violence against women. With these demands, the woman wanted to challenge the various systems and authorities that generate inequality between men and women and exerted control over women’s lives.
A single large world-rally was organised to the end of the March on 17 October 2000, in front of the United Nations World Headquarters in New York. Marchers from participating countries came to this rally representing those who were unable to make the trip. A meeting with Kofi Annan has been set up to present to him the demands of the World March of Women.
Mission Statement, US Organizing Committee:
We unite with women around the world to demand that leaders of the United States, the United Nations and its member States, and other institutions of power work to:
- Eliminate poverty and ensure a fair distribution of the planet’s wealth between rich and poor and between men and women;
- Eliminate violence against women; and
- Ensure equality between women and men.
DATE& LOCATION: Sunday, October 15, 2000
ASSEMBLE: 11 AM on the Ellipse (Constitution Ave. between 15th & 17th Sts., NW)
STEP-OFF: 12 Noon
RALLY: 1:00 to 4:00 PM on the Ellipse (Constitution Ave. between 15th & 17th Sts., NW)