Women's March 2019. Women you should march for.



  • March for all women, no matter their race color or creed. No matter their status. And march for all men who stand equal with women.
  • March for migrant women; raped women; refugee women; human rights defenders; imprisoned women; abused women; and hero women.
  • March for Sheroes.
  • March for the sick, the weak and the vulnerable women.
  • March and pray for all women who suffer in a world full of misogyny.
  • March for all women who bring babies into this world, babies for whom women must fight for their safety and survival.

Special Women’s March 2019 Feature by Melissa Hemingway Senior Staff Writer and  Micheal John, micheal.john@rinj.press Writer | Editor

The Survivors of Rohingya Muslim GenocideSurvivors of the Genocidal action of Myanmar against Rohingya people. Photo Credit AP: Bernat Armangue September 2017

 

Do the survivors envy the dead?

The-RINJ-Foundation-Myanmar-tragedy

Photo by Wong Maye-E / AP

Love what Trump Hates

A  A nominee for RINJ’s 2016 Women Heroes, anti-crime, anti-Duterte activist Zenaida Luz was a  high school teacher in Marinduque. She moved back to Oriental Mindoro, where she joined the Citizens Crime Watch (CCW), an anticrime civic organization, and headed its Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa) chapter. Luz, 51, was gunned down on Oct. 9 in front of her rented apartment that also served as CCW’s office in Barangay Maligaya in Gloria town, Oriental Mindoro. Her attackers were two pairs of motorcycle-riding gunmen later to be exposed as senior police officers moonlighting as Duterte death squad members.

 

Shannon-KentGone but not forgotten

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, and Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland in Toronto, Canada. Photo credit: Carlos Osorio/Reuters. Photo cropped, retouched and arted to a Canada Flag background by Rosa Yamamoto, Feminine Perspective Magazine

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, and Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland in Toronto, Canada. Photo credit: Carlos Osorio/Reuters. Photo cropped, retouched and arted to a Canada Flag background by Rosa Yamamoto, Feminine Perspective Magazine

This is Metro Manila, Feb 26, 2016. Photo Credit: Melissa/Feminine Perspective

Some women and children living on the street only have one or two meals per day. Photo Credit: Melissa/Feminine Perspective

Street life with a baby. Vulnerability extends beyond imagination. Photo Credit: Melissa/Feminine Perspective

Pan Ei Mon (left) and Chit Su Win speak at a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPAFamilies of the wrongfully imprisoned Reuters Journalists suffer immensely, especially the children say Pan Ei Mon (left) and Chit Su Win who spoke at a press conference in Yangon, Myanmar at the beginning of the month. Photograph: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA

Teknaf, Bangladesh Copyright ReutersRohingya refugees walk on a muddy path as others travel on a boat after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 6, 2017. Reuters

 

Four out of 7 top Sheroes going into 2019 are political prisoners in Philippines, Canada and Saudi Arabia.Four out of 7 top Sheroes going into 2019 are political prisoners in Philippines, Canada and Saudi Arabia.Photo-Art: Rosa Yamamoto-Feminine Perspective Magazine

 

In the Humanitarian Action Campaign, “Orange the World“, Civil Society Women urged for the release of human rights defenders from Saudi Prisons

By Unknown - Loujain Alhathloul via OTRS system, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46412844#HearMeToo: Former University of British Columbia student (Canada) Loujain Alhathloul  (dob 31 July 1989) Photo By Submitted – via OTRS system, CC BY-SA 4.0

 

Read: Proposal: Saudi Arabia Release Human Rights Defenders

Feminine Perspective Magazine-30 Oct 2018

 

Saudi Arabia must release human rights defenders the victims of an opaque and arbitrary judicial system.#HearMeToo: Israa al Ghomgham. Her case was to come up on 28 October before a Judge in Saudi Arabia’s secret terrorist court system. – Photo is Riyadh TV Screen Capture

Read: Urging for the release of Human Rights Defenders

Also read: Demanding Yemen Ceasefire, Survivor Compensation 

Release human rights defenders#HearMeToo: Free Aziza al-Yousef . Meet another genuine hero. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons: Joodymuhd 

List of Human Rights Defenders RINJ Wants Released by Saudi Arabia:

  • Abdullah Al Malki, academic and citizen-journalist
  • Abdulaziz Meshaal
  • Alaa Brinji, journalist for Al-Sharq, El Bilad and Okaz
  • *Aisha al-Mana, female human rights defender,  director of the Al-Mana General Hospitals and the Mohammad al-Mana College of Health Sciences. She is a feminist who has participated both in demonstrations against the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia and in the anti male-guardianship campaign. The RINJ Foundation wants charges dropped for this woman. She has been released mid year.
  • Ali Al Omari, founder of the 4Shabab TV channel
  • Aziza al-Yousef, female human rights defender
  • Eman al Nafjan, women’s rights activist, founder of the Saudi Woman blog is a school teacher and later a university teaching assistant. She earned a master’s degree in teaching English as a foreign language from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She then taught pre-med English at a university. She was working towards a PhD in linguistics. She was detained by Saudi authorities in May 2018
  • Essam Al Zamil, economist and citizen-journalist
  • Fadhel al Manafes, a citizen-journalist and human rights defender
  • Hatoon al-Fassi was an associate professor of women’s history at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, where she was employed since 1989 and at the International Affairs Department at Qatar University.  Al-Fassi claims from her research into the pre-Islamic Arabian kingdom of Nabataea that women in the kingdom had more independence than women in modern Saudi Arabia. She was arrested in June 2018 for believing this.
  • Ibrahim al-Modaimeegh
  • Israa al-Ghomgham, human rights defender, columnist, citizen journalist, blogger
  • Jamil Farsi, businessman and columnist for several Saudi newspapers, including Okaz; much followed on Twitter
  • #HearMeToo: Loujain al-Hathloul, female human rights defender
  • *Madeha al-Ajroush, female human rights defender took part in the first protests by Saudi women against the ban on women driving. The RINJ Foundation wants charges dropped for this woman. She has been released mid year.
  • Malek al Ahmad, editor of several media outlets, founder of Al Mohayed (“The Neutral One“)
  • Mayya al-Zahrani was reportedly arrested on Saturday, hours after posting comments online on the arrest of fellow activist Nouf Abdulaziz
  • Mohammed Saud al Bishar, reporter and columnist, including for the Saudi newspaper Twasul
  • Nassema al Sadah, women’s rights activist and columnist
  • Nazir al Majid, writer and journalist for various media including Al Hayat et Al Sharq
  • Nouf Abdelaziz al Jerawi, journalist, blogger and activist
  • Raif Badawi, blogger, founder of the Saudi Liberal Network (an online forum)
  • Saleh al Shehi, journalist with Al Watan
  • #HearMeTooSamar Badawi, is an extraordinary and internationally recognized human rights defender. She was arrested by the Saudi authorities again. Canada’s request for her immediate release sparked a major diplomatic dispute between Canada and Saudi Arabia.
  • Salman al Awdah, reformist preacher and blogger with many followers
  • Waleed Abu al Khair, founder of the Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi Arabia