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 with Women for Women International in an international “Join me on the Bridge” campaign to link women in war-torn countries with women the world over.

On International Women's Day join or create a Bridge Walk in your city on Tuesday, March 8th!

Get Organized!

More Ideas!

  • Spread the Word!
    Get one of CODEPINKs own posters, “For a Safe America, Make Bridges Not Enemies.” Bridges bring together people and lands that would otherwise remain separate, sometimes even in opposition.

  • 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 around an educational film or speaker, and discussion, invite groups to table or sell women's crafts.

  • Join Conference Calls with Women:
    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 details or email CODEPINK.

On the 8th Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion, join local rallies, marches, and actions planned in your city.

Actions & 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 CODEPINK calendar or email locals[at] 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.

Get Inspired! Watch this video of the 2010 International Women's Day Event: