WHY WE MARCH
We are women from all parts of society who say “Yes” to equality and equal opportunities for men, women, and individuals of all gender identities. Together, we stand up for the rights of those in the LGBTQIA community, for religious, racial, and ethnic minorities, and for people with disabilities.
We will march on Saturday, the 19th of January 2019 at 13:30 from Friedrich-Ebert-Platz to the Heidelberg Rathaus in peaceful demonstration. On 21 January 2017 nearly 1000 Heidelberg Women’s Marchers took to the streets to stand for what we believe in. We did so on 20 January 2018, and on Saturday, January 19, 2019 we will do so again, marching with our life partners, children, friends and neighbors, to defend our rights, our safety, our freedom of speech, our families, and to advocate for peace.
We welcome all people who want to take a stand for freedom of religion, human rights and intersectionality. We invite all who believe in environmental protection, racial and economic justice, women’s sexual and reproductive rights. We lift our voices with those directly affected by sexual violence and call for an end to the implicit acceptance of such behaviors across society.
We are gathering in Heidelberg, in Germany, in Europe and around the world in the spirit of democracy and in recognition of those who have dedicated many years of their lives to fighting for human rights, human dignity, justice and equality. We send a clear message to the world: WOMEN’S RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS.
The rise of international populism, a resurgence of xenophobia and the global rejection of multiculturalism has left many people feeling insulted, terrorized, and vilified. We are united by the understanding that when we stand up for those on the margins of our society, we all become stronger.
BTW: There'll be an awesome AFTER-MARCH-PARTY on the night of January 19th at Halle02, one of Heidelberg's favorite event locations. See here for details!
See you on the 19th!
-Your Heidelberg Women's March Organization Team
P.S. Heidelberg Women's March is organized by an independent team of activists committed to speaking out for women's rights as human rights. Want to join us? Get in touch!
P.P.S. Beware fake "Heidelberg Women's March" pages, accounts and sites - there are a lot out there, especially from people wholly unaffiliated with us trying to sell t-shirts and other swag. We operate on a wholly non-profit basis! That said: if you would like to help us cover event expenses -- via an in-kind donation, for example -- please let us know!
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