Annual Women’s Rights Rally & March

Event Date(s): 11/03/2023

Location: Queen’s Park Savannah

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD), commemorated globally on  March 8th, you are invited to the Annual Women’s Rights Rally & March at the Queen’s Park Savannah (Opposite TGI Fridays) on Saturday 11th March under the theme “Embrace Everyone”.

The gathering begins at 2:30pm with a short activity to prepare for the walk. The march around the Savannah begins promptly at 3pm, and participants will Rally on the Road with event hosts, the ‘Two Jammetes’. The sidewalks / pavement around the Savannah are wheelchair accessible. Sign interpretation will be available. Persons with specific needs can contact womensrightsrally@gmail.com.

The Guild of Students is also providing transportation to students to and from the event. 

If you are interested please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/6wVHRXEjUeyWTWcJ6 The shuttles will arrive on campus at 1 pm at the SAC shuttle stop.  

The Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) St. Augustine Campus joins with its partners to commemorate IWD under the theme Embrace Everyone. Its objective is to spotlight the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in all spaces and address the intersecting issues of diversity and representation. The theme promotes a message of inclusivity and cohesion among communities, groups, and individuals, as they seek to recognise and celebrate women and girls. 

All are invited once again to “Bring Yuh Message and Come”. The 2023 theme pulls from the international theme of “Embrace Equity” and focuses on what it means to achieve gender equality, which must include social and economic equity. Equity extends equality to include fairness and varying levels of support based on individual need or ability. Equity means everyone is provided with what they need to succeed and recognises different circumstances.