Last year my family joined the Women's March. I believe our only path to sustainable peace, equality, and stability is to foster a society where women and girls have just as much access and opportunity to be in positions of leadership as men and boys.
I spent 5 years living in Rwanda, petitioning for gender equality and women's rights. I consider it a great privilege to live in a country where we can march like we will today. I hope you will be there too.
Here is the Women's March Mission Statement, to clarify the purpose of all of this. This is why we march.
The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for new grassroots activists & organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs and events. Women's March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity, and respect.