Go to Content Go to Navigation Go to Navigation Go to Site Search Homepage

In the midst of these challenging times for women in the U.S. and around the world, women have risen up as some of the strongest voices of dissent. We have spoken, we have marched, we have persisted. And today, women across the U.S. will strike as part of a #DayWithoutAWoman.

We’re living through a major flash point in the ongoing effort to secure women’s health and rights around the world. So this International Women’s Day, let’s take a moment to celebrate women and look at where things really stand for women’s health and rights.

From the millions of women who marched the day after inauguration in what was reported to be the largest act of resistance in U.S. history, to the demonstrations at airports and town hall meetings across America, millions of women have shown their defiance against politicians who would take away women’s and civil rights. We were inspired by the seas of pink overflowing the streets during the Women’s March - not just in Washington, but in Boise, Portland, Dallas, and towns around the country. The march was an affirmation of the principle that are all connected - we are women, immigrants, refugees, transgender people, Muslims, and so much more. Best of all, the millions who marched that day are determined to keep the momentum going.

Yet despite this strong showing around the country and the world, it seems everywhere we turn, extreme politicians are creating new hurdles for women seeking health care. 

Read the full article at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/cecile-richards/planned-parenthood-international-womens-day_b_15231946.html

 

Tweet This SIGN THE #ISTANDWITHPP GLOBAL SOLIDARITY STATEMENT

 

Related:

Tags: Cecile Richards

What's the "Gag Rule?"

Here's everything you need to know about Trump's latest attack on our health and rights.

Learn more

Uncover the latest attacks on our health and rights.

Learn more

Sign Up for Email

Sign Up

"Trump’s Gag Rule Could Have Killed Me"

Rhea's story shows what could happen if millions of people lose access to lifesaving care.

READ RHEA'S STORY

Top 3 Ways You Can Take Action NOW

Stop Trump's Family Detention Rule!

We have just a few days left to speak out against the harmful proposal, which jeopardizes the health and well-being of immigrant children.

No "Gag Rule" — Speak Out Now!

Trump's gag rule is designed to block millions of people from care at Planned Parenthood health centers.  Tell the administration #nogagrule!

Stop the Public Charge Rule!

The "public charge" rule would force families to choose between accessing critical resources like health care and keeping their families together.