On 8th March, International Women’s Day, we will take to the streets to demand that no more women are murdered: in our homes, on the streets, or in our jobs. We mobilise because we want to live. Between our rage and our care, we invite you to bring your joyful militancy to the streets.
It is not even a year since Sarah Everard was killed, and yet the state expects us to forget that it was a serving policeman who murdered her. Women die, and are dying, every day, from domestic violence, while support services continue to be cut. The Policing and Crime Bill uses the language of “protecting women” but explicitly targets those of us most at risk: migrants, trans women, sex workers, women of colour, GRT communities. Trans women are attacked and the British press laughs at us as we mourn. The hostile and racist immigration system tightens around women facing deportation, drowns our sisters at sea when they try to seek safety, and criminalises our sisters for speaking out.
Now more than ever, we must stand together to show this government that we will not be silent in the face of murder. Our demand is simple: we want to live.
Bristol: 6pm College Green
Cardiff: 6pm Betty Campbell Monument
Edinburgh: Women’s Climate Strike 24hour action outside Holyrood
Liverpool: 1pm The Bombed Out Church (12th March)
London: 6pm Leicester Square
Plymouth: 12pm Sundial, Armada Way