Women's March Norway 2020
March For Our Human Rights
On 18 January 2020, hundreds of women and allies in Oslo joined the fourth annual event of Women's March Global. This year's march focused on bodily autonomy, which is the right to have control over one's own body without coercion or external pressures. This includes abortion rights, sexual and reproductive health rights, sexual consent, period equality, family planning, access to healthcare services and information, and more.
In the last year alone, women’s sexual and reproductive and other human rights have experienced a massive rollback around the world. At a recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, the United States joined 19 member states, including Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen in declaring that women have no international right to abortion. The member states who denied women access to safe and legal abortion represent 1.3 billion people across the globe.
These attempts to subvert women’s human rights are what drives Women’s March Global and their local chapters to bring international attention to these urgent issues. The consequences of inaction are profound and can jeopardize the progress women have made in their push for civil and social equality. Women’s March Global is committed to action-oriented solutions that will empower women to overcome systemic discrimination and advance their human rights.
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