World March of Women - Brazil
The World March of Women (WMW) is an international feminist action movement. In Brazil the organizers of the 3rd International Rally started the march in Campinas, in Sao Paulo, on March 8th, international women´s Day. The march went on up until they get to São Paulo the capital last March 18.
“We are organizing ourselves from our states and national movements. The march is time to announce and discuss our platform to seek improvements and policy changes to reverse the inequality and discrimination that still exist.” told me Izaline Tiene former mayor of Campinas. (see video with subtitles. I am tired of trying to put it here...)
The program includes radio transmission, cultural activities, debates and leaflet distribution in the cities. It's always great drumming! For 9 days we will be on march in the morning and in the evening have traning activities.
From Campinas the first night they went to Valinhos. They will also go to Vinhedo, Louveira, Jundiaí, Várzea Paulista, Cajamar, Jordanésia, Perus, Osasco and will arrive in Sao Paulo on the 18th, where there will be a great closure act.
The World March of Women Brazilian edition program speaks for itself, indeed a tough schedule:
See march map at my flickr.
8th (Monday) - Campinas (A)
Launch of the 3rd international action of WMW, to mark the 100th anniversary of the International Day of Action for Women.
9th (Tuesday) - Valinhos (B)
Domestic work and care: debate on the human life sustainability, followed by discussion on the World March of Women history and struggles.
10th (Wednesday) - Vinhedo (C)
Theme panels on solidarity and feminist economy. Women's health, and common practices of care, sexuality, autonomy and freedom; Education non-sexist and non racist. Black women and the fight against racism. Indigenous women. The Media and the counter-hegemonic feminist struggle; The commodification of the body and life of women, prostitution, Women, art and culture.
11th (Thursday) - Louveira (D)
Women workers and economic empowerment.
12th (Friday) - Jundiai (E)
Food sovereignty, environmental justice and fight for territory.
13th (Saturday) - Várzea Paulista (F)
Rally to launch book on March 8 history, discuss the history of the feminist movement
14th (Sunday) - Cajamar (G)
The fight against sexist violence
15th (Monday) - Jordanesia (H)
Motherhood as a decision and not as destiny: debate about our experiences
16th (Tuesday) - Perus (I)
Peace and demilitarization; debate on the struggle for transformation of society with Ms. Aleida Guevara, daughter of Che Guevara.
17th (Wednesday) - Osasco (J)
18th (Thursday) - São Paulo (K)
Integration of people as an alternative and the role of the closure with rally
Over the days, linked to the training activities, there will be film exhibits, music, poetry, theater and cultural presentations from all represented states.