Join us on the Bridge for IWD!

2 February 2012 at 7:04 pm

Join me on the Bridge is the coming together of women worldwide, united in taking a stand for PEACE and EQUALITY.

Now in its third year, Join me on the Bridge is the biggest women’s rights campaign in the world today. What started as a gathering of Rwandan and Congolese women on the bridge connecting their two countries has sparked what is today a massive global movement.

Last year, on International Women’s Day, 8th March, over 75,000 people joined together on 464 bridges in 70 countries. To find out more about the campaign go to http://joinmeonthebridge.org or watch this short clip.

By joining the campaign you will be linking with business women all around the world and those supported by Women for Women’s programmes in post conflict countries, which offer job skills training and comprehensive business services to enable women to start and manage their own small businesses. We would love to join forces with Women in London for International Women’s Day, 8th March showing the world the strength of more and more women coming together.

What can you do on 8th March 2012?

It would be amazing if you could organise a bridge campaign event. It’s a simple campaign idea of marching or standing together on a bridge, holding your message and uploading these to the campaign site. It works whether there are three of you, or 3000! Click here to find out how to organise a bridge event.

It’s really simple for you to adapt your event as you like. Over the past three years we have collaborated with over 50 different organisations, including Oxfam, The White Ribbon Alliance, Code Pink, the Soroptimists and the Women’s Institute.

You can register and upload your event direct on the campaign site here

The campaign had such a strong impact on women in war-torn countries, where Women for Women work. Last year for the first time we had events in Afghanistan and Iraq. Women who took part in these marches on bridges knew the personal risks they were taking – in Kabul there was a bomb explosion nearby but the women were determined to continue. They felt so empowered that they were able to express their messages of peace and hope, and they were strengthened in the knowledge that thousands of women and men around the world were likewise standing on a bridge alongside them.

Together we can build the bridges of peace and hope for our future.

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