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>From: "Marche des femmes de l'an 2000 - JC Chayer" <jcchayer@ffq.qc.ca>
>To: <coh@sfo.com>
>Subject: Coalition on Homelessness, Californie, USA
>Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:21:19 -0400
>X-Priority: 3
>
>Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
>
>October 1999
>
>
>
>To women's groups, women's caucuses within unions and
>
>women in non-governmental organizations,
>
>We are delighted to be writing to your group about the World March=20
>of Women in the Year 2000. You have perhaps already heard of this=20
>huge education and action project involving women's movements around=20
>the world that is planned for the year 2000. Over 2505 women's=20
>groups in 139 countries are already participating in the project and=20
>we hope that your group will join them.
>
>In a world where--no matter where we live--violence against women is=20
>a daily reality and poverty is making women increasing vulnerable,=20
>global action and solidarity-building are important. Women=20
>everywhere are struggling for equality, development and peace. The=20
>World March of Women is a stimulating global action that will mark=20
>the new millennium by demonstrating women's continuing determination=20
>to change the world!
>
>Enclosed is a brief document explaining the World March of Women and=20
>a Sign-up Coupon. If your organization decides to participate in the=20
>March all you need to do is get in touch with us so that we can send=20
>you more information and a sign-up coupon. If you wish to learn more=20
>about this project you can visit our web site=20
><http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/.
>
>Do not hesitate to inform other women's groups in your country or=20
>elsewhere about the March.
>
>We hope that this information concerning the World March of Women=20
>has sparked your interest and made you want to participate!
>
>In solidarity,
>
>JC Chayer
>
>Outreach and Mobilisation
>
>World March of Women in the Year 2000
>
>* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
>
>
>
>
>
>World March of Women in the Year 2000
>
>As of October 1st 1999, 2505 groups
>
>from 139 countries have joined
>
>the March!
>
>Where Does the Idea for a World March in the Year 2000*
>
>Come From?
>
>The idea to hold a world march of women in the year 2000 was born=20
>out of the experience of the Women's "Bread and Roses" March Against=20
>Poverty, which took place in Quebec in 1995. This march, initiated=20
>by the Federation des femmes du Quebec (FFQ), was hugely successful.=20
>Fifteen thousand people greeted the 850 women who marched for ten=20
>days to win nine demands related to economic justice. The entire=20
>women's movement mobilized for the march as did many other segments=20
>of the population.
>
>Founded in 1966, the FFQ is a non-partisan pressure group whose aim=20
>is to promote and protect the interests and rights of women. The FFQ=20
>defines itself as a pluralistic, feminist organization.
>
>*Year 1421 by the Muslim calendar and year 5760 by the Jewish calendar.
>
>What We Want
>
>- To stimulate a vast movement of grassroots women's groups so that=20
>the march becomes a gesture of affirmation by the women of the world.
>
>- To promote equality between men and women.
>
>- To highlight the common demands and initiatives issuing from the=20
>global women's movement relating to the issues of poverty and=20
>violence against women.
>
>- To force governments, decision-makers and individuals the world=20
>over to institute the changes necessary for improving the status of=20
>women and women's quality of life.
>
>- To enter the new millennium by demonstrating women's ongoing=20
>determination to change the world.
>
>Values underlying the action
>
>- the leadership of the organization is in the hands of women;
>
>- all regions in the world share leadership in the action;
>
>- participating groups must subscribe to the objectives and overall=20
>plan of action for the March but - remain independent as regards=20
>organizing the action in their respective countries;
>
>- we recognize, respect and value the diversity of the women's movement;
>
>- the World March of Women in the year 2000 is a pacifist action.
>
>End Poverty and Violence Against Women
>
>The World March of women in the Year 2000 is an action to improve=20
>women's living conditions. More precisely, the specific demands=20
>centre on the issues of poverty and violence against women.
>
>Three levels of action have been proposed for the March. First,=20
>there will be an action demonstrating women's mass support of the=20
>overall demands, signified by signing support cards. Secondly,=20
>women's movements in each country will organize national actions=20
>that will present demands reflecting their realities and priorities.=20
>Finally, a world demonstration or rally will be held. The entire=20
>project will be developed and supported by a process of popular=20
>education. The actions will begin March 8, 2000, and end October 17,=20
>2000, with the world rally.
>
>An International Preparatory Meeting for the March was held in=20
>Montreal on October 16-18 1998. 140 delegates from 65 countries=20
>discussed the international demands and the action scenarios. An=20
>international liaison committee was also created. The names of the=20
>members of this committee are available on our web site:=20
><http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/
>
>On the Subject of Joining
>
>The World March of Women in the Year 2000 is not an organization or=20
>an agency (with a legal status or a charter) with members. It is a=20
>project for collective action in which women participate actively,=20
>which is why we have been asking groups interested in joining in the=20
>action to send us a sign-up coupon. Then they become participating=20
>groups in the project.
>
>Joining the World March in the Year 2000 Means:
>
>- making a commitment and adopting the project as your own;
>
>- encouraging other groups in your country to join the project and=20
>working in tandem with them;
>
>- wanting to help organize actions being planned nationally and=20
>internationally;
>
>- wanting to participate in the popular education campaign where you live;
>
>- passing on information about the March to members of your group,=20
>inviting them to have discussions and mobilizing them to act.
>
>Who can join?
>
>- non-governmental women's organizations;
>
>- women's committees of mixed groups (women and men);
>
>- mixed organizations that do not have a women's committee but where=20
>women are taking the leadership for the March.
>
>Please note that, for the time being, we are only letting groups=20
>join, which means that women cannot do so individually. We urge=20
>those who want to keep abreast of how the project is unfolding to=20
>contact a participating group in their country or to visit our Web=20
>site regularly. Please note that the complete list of the=20
>participating groups is also available on our web site:=20
><http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/
>
>If your group is interested in joining the project please send us a=20
>sign-up coupon. Please contact us for a copy or if you need further=20
>information.
>
>World March of Women
>Federation des femmes du Quebec
>110 rue Ste-Therese, #307
>
>Montreal, Quebec
>
>CANADA H2Y 1E6
>
>Tel: (1) 514-395-1196
>Fax: (1) 514-395-1224
>marche2000@ffq.qc.ca
>
><http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/
>
>WORLD MARCH OF WOMEN
>
>Sign-up Coupon
>
>We want to be part of this massive project for the year 2000. Here=20
>is where we can be reached:
>
>please print
>
>Name of Organization:
>
>Contact Person:
>
>Address:
>
>City:
>
>Country:
>
>Postal Code:
>
>Continent/Region:
>
>Africa Asia Europe Latin America/Caribbean
>
>Middle East North America Oceania
>
>Telephone:
>
>Fax:
>
>E-mail address:
>
>We wish to receive correspondence in: English
>
>Nous d=E9sirons recevoir notre correspondance en: Fran=E7ais
>
>Deseamos recibir toda correspondencia en: Espa=F1ol
>
>Please return this coupon to the following address:
>
>World March of Women
>
>Federation des femmes du Quebec
>
>110 rue Ste-Therese, #307
>
>Montreal, Quebec
>
>CANADA H2Y 1E6
>
>Telephone: (1) 514-395-1196
>
>Fax: (1) 514-395-1224
>
>E-mail:
<mailto:marche2000@ffq.qc.ca>marche2000@ffq.qc.ca

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<excerpt>From: "Marche des femmes de l'an 2000 - JC Chayer"
<<jcchayer@ffq.qc.ca>

To: <<coh@sfo.com>

Subject: Coalition on Homelessness, Californie, USA

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 17:21:19 -0400

X-Priority: 3


<fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param><bigger>Montreal, Quebec
(Canada)


October 1999


=20


To women's groups, women's caucuses within unions and


women in non-governmental organizations,


We are delighted to be writing to your group about the World March of
Women in the Year 2000. You have perhaps already heard of this huge
education and action project involving women's movements around the
world that is planned for the year 2000. Over 2505 women's groups in
139 countries are already participating in the project and we hope that
your group will join them.


In a world where--no matter where we live--violence against women is a
daily reality and poverty is making women increasing vulnerable, global
action and solidarity-building are important. Women everywhere are
struggling for equality, development and peace. The World March of
Women is a stimulating global action that will mark the new millennium
by demonstrating women's continuing determination to change the world!


Enclosed is a brief document explaining the World March of Women and a
Sign-up Coupon. If your organization decides to participate in the
March all you need to do is get in touch with us so that we can send
you more information and a sign-up coupon. If you wish to learn more
about this project you can visit our web site
</bigger></fontfamily><<http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/><fontfamily><param>=
Times_New_Roman</param><bigger>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/.


Do not hesitate to inform other women's groups in your country or
elsewhere about the March.


</bigger></fontfamily><bigger>We hope that this information concerning
the World March of Women has sparked your interest and made you want to
participate!


In solidarity,


JC Chayer


Outreach and Mobilisation


World March of Women in the Year 2000


</bigger><bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>* * * * * * * * * * * *
* * * * * * * *


<center>=20


=20


<bigger><bigger>World March of Women in the Year 2000


</bigger></bigger>As of October 1st 1999, 2505 groups


from 139 countries have joined


the March!


<bigger>Where Does the Idea for a World March in the Year 2000*


Come From?


</bigger></center></fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</pa=
ram>The
idea to hold a world march of women in the year 2000 was born out of
the experience of the Women's "Bread and Roses" March Against Poverty,
which took place in Quebec in 1995. This march, initiated by the
=46ederation des femmes du Quebec (FFQ), was hugely successful. Fifteen
thousand people greeted the 850 women who marched for ten days to win
nine demands related to economic justice. The entire women's movement
mobilized for the march as did many other segments of the population.


=46ounded in 1966, the FFQ is a non-partisan pressure group whose aim is
to promote and protect the interests and rights of women. The FFQ
defines itself as a pluralistic, feminist organization.


<bold>*</bold>Year 1421 by the Muslim calendar and year 5760 by the
Jewish calendar.


</fontfamily><center><bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>What We
Want


</fontfamily></bold></center><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>-
To stimulate a vast movement of grassroots women's groups so that the
march becomes a gesture of affirmation by the women of the world.


- To promote equality between men and women.


- To highlight the common demands and initiatives issuing from the
global women's movement relating to the issues of poverty and violence
against women.


- To force governments, decision-makers and individuals the world over
to institute the changes necessary for improving the status of women
and women's quality of life.


- To enter the new millennium by demonstrating women's ongoing
determination to change the world.


</fontfamily><center><bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param><bigger>Values
underlying the action


</bigger></fontfamily></bold></center><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</pa=
ram>-
the leadership of the organization is in the hands of women;


- all regions in the world share leadership in the action;


- participating groups must subscribe to the objectives and overall
plan of action for the March but - remain independent as regards
organizing the action in their respective countries;


- we recognize, respect and value the diversity of the women's
movement;


- the World March of Women in the year 2000 is a pacifist action.


</fontfamily><center><bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>End Poverty
and Violence Against Women


</fontfamily></bold></center><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</param>The
World March of women in the Year 2000 is an action to improve women's
living conditions. More precisely, the specific demands centre on the
issues of <bold>poverty and violence against women.


</bold>Three levels of action have been proposed for the March. First,
there will be an action demonstrating women's mass support of the
overall demands, signified by signing <bold>support cards</bold>.
Secondly, women's movements in each country will organize
<bold>national actions </bold>that will present demands reflecting
their realities and priorities. Finally, a <bold>world demonstration
</bold>or rally will be held. The entire project will be developed and
supported by a <bold>process of popular education. </bold>The actions
will begin March 8, 2000, and end October 17, 2000, with the world
rally.


An International Preparatory Meeting for the March was held in Montreal
on October 16-18 1998. 140 delegates from 65 countries discussed the
international demands and the action scenarios. An international
liaison committee was also created. The names of the members of this
committee are available on our web site:
</fontfamily><<http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/><fontfamily><param>Times_New=
_Roman</param>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/


</fontfamily><center><bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param><bigger>On
the Subject of Joining


</bigger></fontfamily></bold></center><fontfamily><param>Times_New_Roman</pa=
ram>The
World March of Women in the Year 2000 is not an organization or an
agency (with a legal status or a charter) with members. It is a
<bold>project for collective action</bold> in which women
<bold>participate actively</bold>, which is why we have been asking
groups interested in joining in the action to send us a sign-up coupon.
Then they become <bold>participating groups</bold> in the project.


<bold>Joining the World March in the Year 2000 Means:


</bold>- making a commitment and adopting the project as your own;


- encouraging other groups in your country to join the project and
working in tandem with them;


- wanting to help organize actions being planned nationally and
internationally;


- wanting to participate in the popular education campaign where you
live;


- passing on information about the March to members of your group,
inviting them to have discussions and mobilizing them to act.


<bold>Who can join?


</bold>- <bold>non-governmental women's organizations;


</bold>- <bold>women's committees</bold> of mixed groups (women and
men);


- mixed organizations that do not have a women's committee but where
<bold>women are taking the leadership</bold> for the March.


Please note that, for the time being, we are only letting groups join,
which means that women cannot do so individually. We urge those who
want to keep abreast of how the project is unfolding to contact a
participating group in their country or to visit our Web site
regularly. Please note that the complete list of the participating
groups is also available on our web site:
</fontfamily><<http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/><fontfamily><param>Times_New=
_Roman</param>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/


If your group is interested in joining the project please send us a
sign-up coupon. Please contact us for a copy or if you need further
information.


</fontfamily><center><bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>World March
of Women

</fontfamily></bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>Federation des
femmes du Quebec

110 rue Ste-Therese, #307


Montreal, Quebec


CANADA H2Y 1E6


Tel: (1) 514-395-1196

=46ax: (1) 514-395-1224

marche2000@ffq.qc.ca


</fontfamily><<http://www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/>www.ffq.qc.ca/marche2000/


<bold><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>WORLD MARCH OF WOMEN


Sign-up Coupon


</fontfamily></bold></center><fontfamily><param>Arial</param>We want to
be part of this massive project for the year 2000. Here is where we can
be reached:


<center><italic>please print


</italic></center><bold>Name of Organization:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>Contact Person:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>Address:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>City:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>Country:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>Postal Code:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>Continent/Region:


</bold>Africa Asia Europe Latin America/Caribbean


Middle East North America Oceania


<bold>Telephone:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>Fax:</bold><underline>


</underline><bold>E-mail address:</bold><underline>


</underline>We wish to receive correspondence in: English


Nous d=E9sirons recevoir notre correspondance en: Fran=E7ais


Deseamos recibir toda correspondencia en: Espa=F1ol


<center><bold><italic>Please return this coupon to the following
address:


</italic></bold>World March of Women


=46ederation des femmes du Quebec


110 rue Ste-Therese, #307


Montreal, Quebec


CANADA H2Y 1E6


Telephone: (1) 514-395-1196


=46ax: (1) 514-395-1224


E-mail:=20

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aram>Arial</param>marche2000@ffq.qc.ca


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