#March4Women FAQs

Famous faces at the 2017 #March4Women

What is it?

#March4Women is a global movement for gender equality and a more equal world.

#March4Women 2018 is a march and rally in London on Sunday 4th March to celebrate International Women’s Day and 100 years since women in the UK first gained the right to vote. 

#March4Women 2018  is calling for an end to gender-based discrimination and violence in workplaces all around the world​.

What happened at the #March4Women event on Sunday 4th March 2018?

#March4Women 2018 featured a celebratory march in central London, starting with entertainment and speeches outside the Houses of Parliament, followed by a march to Trafalgar Square and an inspirational rally with music, poetry and speeches from some of the biggest names in women's rights. Read more about the event.

How do I keep up to date with #March4Women?

Please sign up to receive updates about #March4Women and other ways you can support CARE International.

Who organises #March4Women?

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

We are also grateful to the many celebrities and activists who joined us on the day and gave their time and support to #March4Women. 

Is it only for women?

No, we encourage people of all genders to join us to #March4Women! We are marching for gender equality and our speakers at the event 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. Please 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 4th March kick-started a month of action for a more equal world, including online actions you can take in support of gender equality.

Some of the speakers will be drawing attention to the need to end sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment affects women in all industries, all over the world. The clothing industry is no exception - nearly 1 in 3 garment workers in overseas factories experiences harassment and abuse at work. It's time to put an end to workplace violence and harassment. ​CARE is launching a campaign to ensure that governments around the world sign up to what would be the first global treaty to end gender-based violence and harassment at work. Please add your name to our petition letter calling for action.

Up until 22 April 2018, donations to our Help Her Live, Learn and Earn campaign will be doubled by the UK government! Your donation can help women and girls in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable communities work their way out of poverty - and the UK aid match funds will go directly towards improving the lives of women and their families in Tanzania. Please donate today.

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!