In conjunction with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020, the annual #WomensMarchMY is back. This year, instead of 5 demands, they had come up with 7 demands for women and marginalised community.
The event began in 2017 when Gerakan Pembebasan Wanita organised the march in Kuala Lumpur that brought out 50 participants. The next year, more than 300 attendees took the streets! However, last year the march faced a controversy with the public condemning anyone who participated due to its link with the LGBT group.
This year, the #WomensMarchMY is coordinated by various individuals from actors to non-governmental organisations. We see many women rights activists online, but it is important to come together and stand up offline. Get your boards ready, put on your masks for health measures and see you at the peaceful rally.