Women’s March on Nairobi
Saturday, 21 January 2017 beginning at 10:00am at Karura Forest. Event will be held in a picnic area in the back corner of Amani Gardens,
Getting to Karura Forest via Public Transport:
From town/CBD: Take a matatu from Koja Stage (near Globe Roundabout) to Limuru Rd, alight at Karura Forest entrance. From Westlands: Alight at Ngara Stop, board a matatu to Limuru Rd, alight at Karura Forest entrance. There will be signs to guide you.
GALCK will be paying the entrance fee into the venue for our community. Secretariat members will be at the gate starting 9:30 am. to 10:30am to facilitate this. Those that arrive later than that will have to pay a fee of KES 100
After the march; we will gather at the starting point for entertainment interspersed with speeches. We are hoping to have some food vendors at the picnic area but they are yet to be confirmed. Participants can bring their own picnic lunch and a blanket to sit on.
9:45 Distribution of t-shirts (those who didn’t order for one kindly wear a red or black t-shirt and feel free to be creative with messaging it if interested)
10:00 Arrival and grouping at Amani Gardens Lily Lake picnic area
10:30 Begin march
11:30 Return to Lily Lake picnic area
12:00 – 2:00 Musicians, speakers, poets and picnic at Lily Lake picnic area
Endorsed by: Amnesty International Kenya, Center for Rights and Education Awareness (CREAW), Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders, COVAW (Coalition on Violence Against Women), Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), HER VOICE, Human Rights Watch, Kenya Human Rights Commisision, Kenya Sex Workers Alliance, Minority Women in Action, National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Progressive Americans in Kenya, and World March of Women-Kenya Chapter.
THIS MARCH IS INCLUSIVE AND ALL ARE WELCOME.
On 21 January 2017 Nairobi will march in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Washington D.C. and across the world.
The recent elections in the United States have shown how real the threat is to our collective rights and liberties. We march together for the protection of our rights, our safety, our families, our health and the health of our planet – recognising that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our society.
The marches were initiated by women in the US, standing together for the rights of women, Black, minority, ethnic and refugee groups, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished, and survivors of sexual assault, recognising that an attack on one, is an attack on us all.
Here in Kenya we will march to demand reproductive rights, women’s land and inheritance rights, and the implementation of the 2/3 rule. We will march to endsexual harassment and assault, female genital mutilation, and the trafficking of women and children; and to end discrimination against LGBTQ people, sex workers, disabled women, HIV positive women, refugee women, women in the informal sector and other marginalized groups.
This march is the first step of a progressive alliance across the world, built by individuals, groups and communities who together will be the voice of a new global consciousness.
The March on Washington Facebook Page is here, with links to individual state pages and pages for marches in other countries: https://www.facebook.com/