CNMI to host first ‘Women’s March’ on Jan. 21

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Sisters who are community members of the Commonwealth have decided to bring the first “Women’s March” to the CNMI.

The Women’s March is a walk to promote equality for women and will be held on Jan. 21. It will start at the Minachom Atdao Pavilion at 4pm and will continue to Quartermaster Road and back to the Minachom Atdao Pavilion.

According to community member Brooke Nevitt, she and her sister had first heard of the walk through social media and through various news outlets.

The walk has been done in different places of the United States and the sisters were inspired to bring the walk to Saipan’s community for the number of women who would like to support the cause but could not physically be in any of the walks.

The walk signifies the unity of women all over the island and around the world.

Nevitt said that the walk provides an opportunity for individuals to walk and discuss the current issues that women face today, meet other individuals, and just have a great time.

Interested participants are encouraged to wear black and make signs in support of female equality.

The mission of the Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.

The Women’s March is a women-led movement providing intersectional education on a diverse range of issues and creating entry points for activists and organizers to engage in their local communities through trainings, outreach programs, and events.

The Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity, and respect.

The purpose for the march is also to instill in the community that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights.

Participants are also encouraged to bring their own water and towels for they will not be provided during the walk.

Kimberly Bautista | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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