A press conference will be broadcast live on Facebook on October 17 to mark the closing of the 5th action of the World March of Women (WMW). The Coordination québécoise de la Marche mondiale des femmes (CQMMF) intends to take advantage of the occasion to bring the five demands to the forefront.
The objective is to sensitize the authorities and the general population on the issues of poverty, violence against women, issues concerning migrant, immigrant and racialized women, climate justice and the claim that affects more specifically the situation of indigenous women.
“Women and girls from Aboriginal communities are particularly prone to violence and discrimination,” said Viviane Michel, president of the Quebec Native Women’s Association and spokesperson for the CQMMF. “We demand that justice be applied so that they can obtain reparation and the respect of their rights.
This press conference will be followed, starting at 1:00 p.m., by numerous activities in several regions of Quebec where the text of the manifesto will be read. Participants are invited to wear red clothing in support of Aboriginal women.
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) are organizing a symbolic march on their heritage site in support of the demands expressed by the CQMMF. The event will be held on Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 pm.
These various actions will highlight the 20 years of actions of the World March of Women (WMW) and the importance of continuing the fight for women’s rights.