Women’s March – Mission Statement

On January 21, 2017, marchers on O’ahu will join with those marching in Washington, D.C. and in communities across our nation to stand up for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children– recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are our strength.

The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized and threatened many of us–Native people, immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault and survivors of domestic violence. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in solidarity to show presence in numbers too great to ignore, to elevate and advance issues that are important to women, families, children, and communities.

The Women’s March on O’ahu will send a bold message to local and national elected leaders, and to the world that women’s rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. This march is one step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change and build our communities from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels in society. We work peacefully while recognizing that there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.



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