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7 Countries. 7 Marches. 1 Movement.

On Saturday March 11, we will be standing up as one region for the rights of women in the Caribbean. Organized by #LifeInLeggings with a coalition of NGO’s, CSO’s and other organizations, the march will take place in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, Dominica, Antigua & Barbuda, and Guyana.

The #LeaveMeAlone & #LeaveSheAlone Campaign have partnered with First Citizens, Bitt, OCM and Amcham TT to help share the messages that we stand firmly behind. On Saturday March 11, in Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados, you will find a full page ad in the Trinidad Express, the Jamaica Observer and The Nation to carry with you into the street, hang in your window, or paste on a wall. #TogetherWI, #SaySomething and #CariMAN hope to unify the message that will help bring an end to Gender Based Violence. So come out in your numbers, Bring Yuh Message and Come!

See the full video at Facebook.com/TogetherWI

#LeaveMeAlone #LeaveSheAlone #LeaveWIAlone #TogetherWI #SaySomething #AgainstGenderBasedViolence #InternationalWomensDay #BeBoldForChange

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Ezale Swaibu, second from right with his band; Gobiri Liki Jazz Band in Yumbe district, North Western Uganda.

START WHERE YOU ARE
“I used to be a beggar, my wife left because I became blind and I was dragged around by my children begging until I got this vision 4 years ago. I knew I had to take up courage and use my walking stick to move. I cultivated cassava and started keeping rabbits and goats. From zero, I now have 12 cows and I have put up a permanent family house"

I AM ENJOYING THE DREAM!
I lead the Gobiri Liki Jazz Band, which performs at social events. I compose songs that teach about peace and love to end gender-based violence in this community. Now, I feel more organised. My children go to school, I have a new wife, I enjoy good meals and if there is anything to do in the family, they join me and we work together. ©Jjumba Martin / Oxfam

Bollywood actor and director Farhan Akhtar is a UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador (South Asia) and the founder of MARD (Men Against Rape and Discrimination), a social initiative that engages men to fight for gender equality.

Join Akhtar, ‪#‎WEvolve‬ and the growing community of men and women from around the world working together to end gender-based violence. 

Learn more: www.wevolveglobal.org