Join us on the Brooklyn Bridge on the 101st Anniversary of International Woman’s Day as people come together on bridges around the globe as part of Women for Women International’s campaign to unite for peace and women’s equality worldwide.

This special event is hosted by What BETTER Looks Like’s “100,000 VOICES” project to bring awareness to the sexual violence inflicted upon women, children and men in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Democratic Republic of Congo has been referred to as “the worst place on earth to be a woman.” At a recent gathering, Congolese women said, “Today we march because we must be heard.” Inspired by those brave women, What BETTER Looks Like’s “100,000 VOICES” project is our way of saying: “WE HEAR YOU,” seeking an end to violence and the beginning of safety and peace.

Speakers include:

  • Zainab Salbi, founder of Women for Women International
  • Marie Ukeye, Rwandan Genocide Survivor
  • Aningina Bibiane Tshefu, WILPF-NY’s Congolese Women’s Justice Project
  • Victoria Pannell, Youth Move
  • Susan Davis, Founder of BRAC
  • Mallika Dutt, CEO of Breakthrough
Music by: Manhattan Girls Chorus; Michelle Cleary

Thursday, March 8, 2012 11:00 a.m.

Meet at Cadman Plaza Park West (at Middagh St), Brooklyn. March Across the bridge to City Hall Park, Manhattan.

Inspiring music and special guest speakers will be on both sides of the bridge. Individuals, groups, students encouraged to join. Bring your banners in support of peace!

To register: