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Women Rally for “new world order”

by Archives March 10, 2009

Women took to the streets of Montreal Sunday to demonstrate on the occasion of International Women’s Day for the eighth year in a row. This year’ rallying cry, a demand for a “new world order,” had women demanding equal treatment for all women around the world. Many women wore masks to protest the city’s proposed legislation banning people from covering their faces at demonstrations. “Patriarchy and sexism are alive and well,” organizers with the Committee of Women of Diverse Origins said. “War, occupation, corporate exploitation, imposed poverty and displacement, police brutality, brutal immigration laws and legislated oppression continue to target the most marginalized, particularly women,” they said. The march began on Atwater Ave. and Ste. Catherine St. West, and ended on Peel St. and René-Lévesque Blvd. Demonstrations and marches took place in cities all over the world, including Istanbul, Kabul, and Hong Kong.

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