Women Workers Rising Rally on International Women’s Day in Washington D.C.
March 8, 2017
On International Women’s Day 2017, a rally was held in Washington, DC with women workers, women’s rights, workers’ rights and labor rights activists, unions, advocacy groups, artists and allies on International Women’s Day to end workplace violence and harassment and promote pay equity, one fair living way, paid leave, and labor rights at work, at the U.S. Department of Labor and John Marshall Park, 3:30-5:30pm.
#WomenWorkersRising was presented by One Billion Rising in Coalition with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, the African American Policy Forum, American Federation of Teachers, Family Values @ Work, International Labor Rights Forum, Jobs with Justice, National Nurses United, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Organization for Women, OUR Walmart, Good Jobs Nation. Over 5000 people attended standing together in solidarity to declare the Department of Labor their building, and to share their stories.
Here is a snapshot of what it looked like:
With thanks to Getty Images for these images. Photo Credit: Getty Images for V-Day.