International Women's Day and the 8th Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion
This year, CODEPINK honored 100 years
of International Women's Day (March 8) from
Sunday, March 6 through Saturday,
March 19. CODEPINK connected with women across the globe by participating in bridge marches and actions. We also mourned the 8th anniversary since the Iraq invasion (March 19) during March, and taking action to bring our war $$ home!
Again this year, CODEPINK partnered
for Women International in an
international “Join me on the
Bridge” campaign to link women
in war-torn countries with women the
On International Women's Day join or create a Bridge Walk
in your city on Tuesday, March
Plan an Event:
Plan a women's bazaar or a teach-in event: gather
your friends and neighbors,
outreach to your community
and bring people together
an educational film or speaker,
and discussion, invite groups to table or sell women's crafts.
Join Conference Calls with
A series of conference calls
with women in war zones and
conflict regions will take place in March-April. Hear directly from activist
women on what inspires them
to take action. Check back soon for more
On the 8th Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion, join local rallies, marches, and actions planned in your city.
Events You Can Join:
Grassroots Advocacy Training
March 5-7: GAIN IMPORTANT SKILLS FOR YOUR ACTIVISM & MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE NEW CONGRESS! Join CODEPINK, Interfaith Peace Builders, and allies for this dynamic training and lobby day for justice in Palestine. You'll hear from expert presenters and workshop leaders, including Anna Baltzer, Mark Braverman, Nadia Hijab, Adam Horowitz, Daoud Nassar, Loubna Qutami, Josh Ruebner, and more. Register now!
On Saturday, March 19th,
we mourn eight years of US war and occupation in Iraq that has wreaked havoc
on Iraqi women's and
girl's lives. Major
rallies planned throughout
the country, including DC, NYC, San Francisco,
LA, and other cities, many
in coordination with the ANSWER
Coalition. We will
bring the pink (and black)
of outrage, grief and determination
to end the US occupation of
Iraq, and stop the next war
NOW. Add your events to the
calendar or email locals[at]codepinkalert.org
with your plans.
On Sunday March 20th Rally to Support Bradley Manning in Quantico, VA. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is accused of blowing the whistle on US war crimes and has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 8 months. Join us and our friends to tell America that blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime. More info: Bradley Manning Support Network.
Inspired! Watch this video of
the 2010 International Women's
CODEPINK is a women-initiated grassroots peace and social justice movement working to end U.S. funded wars and occupations, to challenge militarism globally, and to redirect our resources into health care, education, green jobs and other life-affirming activities. The name CODEPINK satirized the Bush Administration's color-coded, fear-mongering "security" alert system that has since been phased out. CODEPINK is a lively call for the people of the world to "wage peace." More...