Hundreds of Victorians are expected to assemble at the BC Legislature building to take part in the third annual worldwide Women’s March, slated to start at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Last year, the event saw over 1,300 people take to the streets to join the conversation about women’s rights and what kind of changes they want to see in their community.
Spearheaded by Women’s March Victoria chapter founder, Dr. Kat Sark, the city will be following the global organization in focusing on this year’s theme: “End Violence Against Women”.
The international Women’s March movement has joined the United Nations’ UNiTE Campaign to show support for all women after statistics revealed that an alarming one-in-three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime.
Participants are encouraged to gather at the BC Legislature building at 11 a.m., where there will be an Indigenous acknowledgement ceremony, followed by an introduction to the organizing team of Women’s March Victoria.
The procession will then head to Centennial Square where grassroots organizers and Indigenous leaders will present speeches on some of the most pressing issues affecting our communities.
Third Annual Women’s March
- When: Saturday, January 19th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Where: BC Legislature buildings to Centennial Square