24 Hours of Feminist Solidarity
One of the initiatives of the World March of Women is the commemoration of the Rana Plaza disaster that occurred on April 24, 2013 in Bangladesh. At that time, more than a thousand workers died in the collapse of Rana Plaza, an eight-story building housing textile garment factories.
Several thousand others were injured in this tragic event. Most of the clothing manufactured in this factory was sold all over the world, including in Canada and the United States. This tragedy has become a symbol of the exploitation linked to the capitalist and patriarchal globalization of the production and consumption economy.
Each year, the organization of the World March of Women engages in a feminist solidarity process against the power and impunity of transnational corporations on April 24. Thus, actions are undertaken around the world to denounce the exploitation of women.
In 2023, the Quebec Coordination of the World March of Women is organizing a national rally from noon to 1 p.m. at Phillips Square in Montreal, followed by a popular education activity. The goal is to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragedy and to raise awareness of the textile and fast fashion industries.