NAIROBI JOINS WOMEN’S MARCH ON JANUARY 21ST

Posted on January 11th, 2017
Categories: News

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Volunteers in Nairobi have organized a sister march inspired by the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday, January 21. The event is dubbed Women’s March on Nairobi and will take place at the Karura Forest, running simultaneously to the DC march beginning 10:00am.

The Women’s March was born out of Donald Trump’s divisive presidential campaign and the threat to a myriad of human rights that his presidency poses. Several high profile names have joined the Women’s March on Washington including Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Cher, and Angelique Kidjo.

As well as the main march and sister marches in all American states, 55 other global cities on six continents will have grassroots-led marches on the day, from Tokyo to Sydney, Paris to Bogotá. And now Nairobi.

Each march will have its own program. The Nairobi chapter will stand together for the rights of women, ethnic minorities, refugee groups, immigrants of all statuses, people with diverse religious faiths, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished, and survivors of sexual assault.

This march is inclusive and all will be welcome. Join and be part of this momentous occasion that will surely go down in history. You can also follow the conversation and tweet using #WomensMarchNRB.