#March4Women FAQs

Join the #March4Women and help make a more equal world

What is it?

The #March4Women event will last just over two hours in total and include inspiring talks as well as music and entertainment. It's a day of inspiration and action and we hope it will inspire, enthuse and motivate you to continue to take action for a more equal world. Take a look at the 'About the event' page for more information.

Where is it? What time is it?

12pm. Sunday 5th March. The Scoop. London SE1 2DB.

Download a PDF with a location map and timetable of the day.

How do I register?

The event is free but please register to let us know you are coming.

Who is organising the event?

#March4Women is being organised by CARE with the support of some key partners.

We are also grateful to the many celebrities and activists who will be joining us on the day and giving their time and support to #March4Women.

What’s the route?

We will be marching from the Scoop across Tower Bridge, which will be closed to traffic for the duration of the march. Download a map of the route.

Is the route accessible?

There is step-free access to and from the Scoop amphitheatre. On the march itself, there is a short section of steps up to Tower Bridge Road with a short detour for step-free access to rejoin the march on Tower Bridge Road. The step-free access will be clearly signed and marshalled.

If you are a wheelchair user or have a mobility impairment, or if you require any assistance, please speak to a marshall who will assist and direct you.

What should I bring?

The Scoop is on an exposed riverside site so in chilly weather it can feel very cold. Please do wrap up warm and bring blankets and cushions for when you sit down.

We will have a limited number of #March4Women placards available, but please feel free to make and bring your own banners and flags to show your support for gender equality.

Can I bring children?

Yes, all ages are welcome and there will be music and entertainment to keep children interested. If you are bringing children please note that it can feel very cold at the Scoop and along the riverside, so please do wrap up warm and bring blankets and cushions for when you sit down.

Is it only for women?

No, we want people of all genders to come! We are marching for gender equality and our speakers will talk about what people of all genders – including men and boys – can do to help make a more equal world.

Why are men invited?

Men can be feminists too! We believe gender equality and a more equal world is good for everyone – not just for women and girls but for people of all genders, including men and boys. Men and boys can be great champions for gender equality and can play a key role, alongside women, girls and people of all genders, in challenging and changing the attitudes that lead to discrimination and inequality.

Why are you focusing on gender equality and not equality in all its forms?

As a humanitarian and international development organisation fighting poverty in 79 countries, we know that gender inequality is a major cause of poverty. We know that empowering women and girls is a key way of overcoming poverty.  And that’s why CARE puts women and girls in the centre of its work.

We recognise that many women face additional prejudice and discrimination in many forms – including ethnicity, age, sexuality, disability and religion – and that all of these must be overcome to achieve gender equality for all.

At CARE, through our partnerships and programmes, we aspire to tackle poverty and injustice in all its forms, to create a world where all people can live with dignity and security.

#March4Women is about bringing people together to celebrate International Women’s Day. By focusing on gender equality, we can join our voices to call for a more equal world and show solidarity with women and girls worldwide. We welcome the participation of all individuals and groups who support an end to gender inequality, and the multiple forms of discrimination that women face. Bring your banners, fly your flags, beat your drums and join us in calling for a fairer world for everyone.

I can't come to the event itself - what else can I do?

The #March4Women event on Sunday 5 March is kick-starting a month of action for a more equal world, including online actions you can take in support of gender equality.

Speakers at #March4Women – including Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan, Malala Fund campaigner for girls’ education – will be drawing attention to the plight of refugee women and girls. Find out how you can email your MP and ask them to speak out and take action to protect vulnerable refugees.

Sign up to Walk In Her Shoes. Walk in solidarity this May with women and girls across the globe who still bear the brunt of poverty, vulnerability and domestic servitude. By taking on the Walk In Her Shoes challenge and raising £100 you can and will make a difference.

Please also check our website and follow #March4Women for further things you can do throughout March 2017 and beyond to play your part in the worldwide movement for gender equality.

Got more questions? Please contact supportercare@careinternational.org and we will try to answer to the best of our ability!