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The campaign is looking for community to share their voices, stories, and own “mini-marches” on social media to build a “collective voice of diverse perspectives and experiences.”
Jan 24, 2022 • January 24, 2022 • 2 minute read • Join the conversation Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post
“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our ability to safely gather, and it has also disproportionately impacted women, especially those facing intersecting barriers like poverty and discrimination,” a YWCA news release issued Monday said. “As we move forward advocating for change, we hope this year’s campaign highlights the importance of not leaving any women behind.”
Instead of gathering in-person on International Women’s Day, the YWCA has launched an online campaign that began Jan. 22 and will run up until March 8. The campaign is looking for community to share their voices, stories, and own “mini-marches” on social media to build a “collective voice of diverse perspectives and experiences.”
A video compilation of the submissions will be released during the week of March 8.
Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post Photo by BRANDON HARDER /Regina Leader-Post
To get involved, follow @womensmarchYQR and @ywcaregina on social media. Like, comment and share posts, use hashtags #nowomenleftbehind, #wewontbackdown and #womensmarchYQR in any Women’s March movement posts.
To participate in the virtual march video, plan your own mini women’s march any day between now and March 8, and share photos, posters and videos of you and your organization marching in the community “safely in your social bubble” with YWCA Regina on social media. Share a video or selfie explaining why the Women’s March is important to you, why you participate and what the theme of “No Woman Left Behind” means to you.
“Women’s March Global is a network of thousands of members worldwide who take action every day in their local communities to advance women’s human rights,” the release says.
It will be Regina’s fifth annual event.
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