The Women's Global Charter for Humanity in AfricaMonday, July 26 2010
Montréal, August 30, 2005 – The relay of the Women's Global Charter for Humanity will tour Africa between September 4 and October 17, 2005. It will travel to the following countries :
- Sudan : 04/09 – 10/09
- African Great Lakes (Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo) : 11/09 – 17/09
- Mozambique : 18/09 – 21/09
- South Africa : 22/09 – 24/09
- Cameroon : 25/09 – 28/09
- Niger-Benin : 29/09 – 03/10
- Guinea (Conakry) : 04/10 – 07/10
- Senegal : 08/10 – 10/10
- Mali : 11/10 – 14/10
- Burkina Faso : 15/10 – 17/10
Throughout the relay, the women of the World March are calling government officials’ and the general public’s attention to the contents of the Charter. They also make quilt squares depicting the values in the Charter. Sewn together, the squares form a giant patchwork quilt that will be presented in Ouagadougou on October 17, at a call for world peace.
Also on October 17, women in successive time zones will stage an action at noon, from Oceania to Americas, thereby carrying out 24 hours of feminist solidarity. All groups of women are invited to participate.
Thousands of women are celebrating the passage of the Women's Global Charter for Humanity through their country. Adopted on December 10, 2004, the Charter contains five values: freedom, equality, solidarity, justice and peace.
Peace, a core value for so many women, was highlighted during the Relay, especially in Colombia; in Cyprus, where Greek and Turkish Cypriot women staged a joint action; in Japan, where women showed their opposition to the country’s remilitarization; in Middle-East when women participating at the Women in Black’s Conference met palestinians in Ramallah.
The World March of Women is a global feminist action network made up of 5500 women's groups from 163 countries and territories. The World March of Women is struggling for an end to poverty and violence against women
Press contact: Brigitte Verdière, Montréal (Québec), Canada: 1-514-395-1196, firstname.lastname@example.org