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#Solidarity4Repeal (IWD18) – Glasgow Demo
March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
⭐ Come along and join us at our #Solidarity4Repeal demonstration in George Square at 6pm on 8th of March for International Women’s Day 2018 ⭐
International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. A key element of which is ensuring women and pregnant people have access to full compassionate reproductive rights.
This year we are showing solidarity with women and pregnant people across the island of Ireland where some of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws globally are in place. While we continue to campaign on behalf of women and pregnant people in Northern Ireland, we are also getting ready for a referendum to repeal the eighth amendment in May 2018 to change laws in the Republic of Ireland. The eighth amendment places the right to life of an unborn child on a par with that of a mother, meaning abortion is criminalised in almost all circumstances.
With a date set for the upcoming referendum, we want to take this opportunity on International Women’s Day 2018 to celebrate the incredible activism and achievements of the Repeal campaign over many years, and show our international solidarity with Irish women and pregnant people going forward into the next leg of the campaign journey.
We hope you will join us to celebrate and show solidarity! ?
Event speakers will be announced soon, keep an eye on our website for updates!