World March of Women 2000

London, Ontario

March 31, 2000


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World March of Women 2000
World March of
Women 2000
dated March 30, 2000

World March of Women 2000
London Ontario, March 11, 2000
Like scores of other communities across Canada, the International Women's Day activities in London Ontario, March 11, included the local launch of the World March 2000 to bring global attention to the plight of women.

Helga Brillion
Local 27




"The message we would like to get out is not only just national childcare for all women but also that we are women marching for independence and our freedom to be able to walk in a non-violent type of society."


Reid Campbell
Local 27

"When we look around at the victims of poverty and violence women and children are predominately the victims of these ills of society. That is why I am out today."

Over 2,200 groups in 135 countries are working together to fight poverty, discrimination and violence against women throughout the world including the "Women Our Votes Count" coalition in Ontario.

Julie White
CAW Local 27 President

"The Women Our Votes Count campaign is a coalition of women from all different sectors. We have labour, we have anti-poverty groups, we have anti-violence groups here in this city who are working together constantly to improve working conditions and conditions in society as a whole for women."




A postcard campaign is underway across Canada and around the globe, demanding the elimination of poverty and violence against women, the fair distribution of wealth and equality between women and men. The cards are addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Julie White
CAW Local 27 President

"Women are really starting to become politicized and that is one of the things that we are hoping to continue, in the up coming federal election, to get women out to the polls and I personally think that that is really going to make the change. We need to get women to the ballot box to make some changes for women in this country."



One of the major issues facing women in Canada is the need for universal child care. The fight for a national child care program is continuing, unabated, despite the lack of commitment from the government in Ottawa.

Julie White
CAW Local 27 President

"We are going to continue the fight if it takes a year, two years, or three years, and at the end of this fight we are going to have a universal child care program in this country that benefits all children, regardless of the economic income of their parents."

The World March 2000 continues until October 17th when presentations will be made in Ottawa and at the UN in New York. Across Canada the CAW is encouraging women to get involved in local activities, to raise public awareness on the issue of violence against women and poverty.

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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