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Rise for & with Women of Afghanistan: NYC March

 WE ARE MARCHING! Women of the world and our allies stand with the women – and all vulnerable groups – of Afghanistan against imperialism, militarism, and fascism. None of us are free until the women of Afghanistan are free.

When: Saturday, September 25th @12:30PM ET

Start: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th Street near 1st Ave.

End: UN/Ralph Bunche Park at 1st Ave between 42nd and 43rd Street


  • Testimonies from Afghan women on the ground and RAWA (Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan)
  • Fatima Rahmati
  • Leeza Ahmady
  • Farah Arjang Vezvaee
  • Matin Maulawizada, Co-founder Afghan Hands
  • Halema Wali, Afghans for a Better Tomorrow
  • Wazina Zondon, Poet
  • Sonita Alizada
  • Women’s rights activists V (formerly Eve Ensler), founder of V-Day/One Billion Rising)
  • Zainab Salbi, Vital Voices
  • Jodie Evans, Co-founder of CODEPINK
  • Alyse Nelson, President/CEO of Vital Voices
  • NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams


  • Morley Shanti Kamen
  • Chris Bruce
  • Neel Murgai
  • Trina Basu
  • Arun Ramamurthi

Broadway Stars:

  • Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
  • Anastacia McCleskey, Waitress
  • Gerianne Perez, Waitress

Following the lead of Afghan women voices, we must..

  • End imperialism, militarism, fascism and - Cut the Pentagon Budget!
  • Welcome refugees, with the US and their allies assuming the responsibility of financing the cost of resettling displaced people from Afghanistan.
  • Immediately open humanitarian corridors to support the people of Afghanistan.
  • Stop arms trade policies and the military industrial complex, which profits from the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere the world.
  • Listen, share, and amplify the voices of the women of Afghanistan.
  • Expose your own government’s role in perpetuating or tolerating armed conflict and intervention in Afghanistan.
  • Call for a feminist foreign policy that prioritizes sustainable peace, human security, and freedom for all.

Co-Organized by: One Billion Rising, Vital Voices & CODEPINK

Contact Ally Hermes - [email protected] - for support in organizing a solidarity event in your city!




Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
E 47th St & 1st Ave , Nyc, NY 10017, United States,

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