International Women’s Day ⚡🌍♀️Join us as we take to the streets of Amsterdam and Munich

It’s international Women’s Day on Sunday, and you know what that means?! It means we are taking to the streets to demand gender justice! This year we are amplifying the Women’s Global Strike call “if women stop, the world stops” . We are co-organising the Climate Block in the Women’s March NL in Amsterdam and we will have a small unofficial block within the main 8 March demonstration in Munich.

⏰ When

We meet at 12.30, March 8 and will join the march starting from Dam Square in Amsterdam
We meet at 12:45, March 8, and will join the march at 1pm (which is gathering on Marienplatz)

📍 Meeting point

Amsterdam: in front of the Royal Palace, Dam Square

In Munich:  Hugendubel on Marienplatz 22, 

❓ Why are we striking
Under the theme, “If women stop, the world stops”, strike calls womxn from every corner of the world to stop or slow down their formal or care work and come together to demand women’s human rights. We mark 25 years since the commitments made by the world’s governments for women’s rights at the 1995 Fourth World Conference for Women, known as the Beijing Platform for Action. Still, structural oppression against women – whether it is patriarchy, neoliberalism, globalisation, militarism, fundamentalism or environmental destruction, persists worldwide:

  • Women and girls continue to perform more than three-quarters of the total amount of unpaid care work, while domestic work is commonly underpaid and performed under precarious working conditions.
  • Women across the world are paid 63% of the amount that men are paid. The global pay gap will take 202 years to close.
  • 70% of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
  • 80% of people displaced by climate change are women.

In the light of these staggering inequalities women are uniting in global solidarity to take action and connect their struggles against systemic inequalities.

If you cannot join the march in person, then please help us share the Women’s Global Strike messages online. Messaging can be found here and graphics can be downloaded here. Our facebook event: join it here. Official march: can be found here.