The Wait of the World - International Women's Day of Climate Action
Start: Tuesday, March 08, 2022• 2:00 PM
We invite all women to Parliament Square* on International Women's Day - 8th March 2022 - for a Women's Day of Climate Action because the climate crisis is a feminist/womanist issue.
Women carry the weight of the climate crisis and the burden of waiting for the world to act. Women in most affected regions of the world are already suffering from human caused climate change. Women in every part of the world will disproportionately suffer in a world of mass suffering and extinction. Patriarchy, sexism, and misogyny seem to increase when society is in a state of stress or collapse – we have seen this during the COVID-19 pandemic, with the rise of domestic violence, and we see it in situations of war and other crises.
We owe it to women currently more affected than us, and we owe it to our future selves, our granddaughters and great-granddaughters to press for climate action.
Please be creative! Bring props and banners, music, songs, and games. Bring food to share. We want this event to be welcoming to all women. See https://womensclimatestrike.com/prop-ideas/ !!for some prop ideas:
We are not affiliated with any party and are a grassroots group set up in August 2021 by two women in a small town in northern England. Since then, women from all over the world have been in touch with us and have formed their own Women's Climate Strike groups (see @womsncs on twitter). There are IWD climate actions planned in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Uganda, Zambia, Cameroon, and the Congo, and the list is growing every day. Join us!
Here is a basic outline of the time we will spend together:
One the hour, until half past the hour - leafletting and activities e.g. craftivism, juggling, chalking, singing
Half past the hour 'til ten to the hour - open mic slots available to anybody wanting to speak (we have MP Nadia Whittome speaking in the first slot!)
Ten to the hour 'til the hour - a vigil to remember those female environmental activists around the world who have been murdered by those with vested interests
*We will meet where Great George Street meets Parliament Square, near the Winston Churchill Statue