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Marching for RH, Marching for Life

Last Sunday we marched with 1,000 people on the CBCP to remind them that their opposition to the Reproductive Health bill comes at the very real and heavy cost of women’s lives.

This Tuesday, March 8 is International Women’s Day

This Tuesday, we’ll march again. This time we will be 6,000 strong. We will take our message to St. Peter’s Parish and to the House of Representatives: Pass the RH Bill now! On the steps of St. Peter’s Parish we will lay bare the sins of the Catholic church against our women. To the House of Representatives we will demand that our congress persons serve our people, not the Bishops.

The Filipino Freethinkers will lead the program at St. Peter’s Parish. On the facade of the church we will condemn the church for their crimes against the women of the world: the oppression of women; the denial of their rights; the enslavement of their bodies.

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1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lead Marchers at Commission on Human Rights

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Assembly at Commission on Human Rights

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Kick off march to St. Peter Parish. Over 3,600 marchers

Short program in memory of women who die in pregnancy.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Marchers at St. Peter Parish. Assembly, practice of chants and drumbeat to be led by Pinikpikan. Over 3,000 marchers.

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Marchers meet up at St. Peter Parish. Short program on sins against women from religious policies.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – March to the House of Representatives (HOR)

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Cultural and Solidarity Program at the sidewalk across South wing gate, HOR. Solidarity messages from RH personalities, performances from Pinikpikan, Kontra Gapi, Cooky Chua, Bayang Barrios, Cynthia Alexander, Lolita Carbon and many more….

Everyone is invited. Please pass this on!

Don’t forget:

1. Wear white shirts, purple bandana, RH pin, purple accessories
2. Bring pots, pans, sticks as improvised drums

Let us mark the 100 years of March 8, International Women’s Day with our call: RH, Ipasa Na!

See you all!

DISCLAIMER: The opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the position of the Filipino Freethinkers.