Women's March Being Held In Lunenburg This Weekend

Posted on Thursday, January 18, 2018 09:47 AM

Millions of people across the world will be marching Saturday for the second annual Women's March.

It's in solidarity with other women's and human rights groups.

Executive Director of Second Story Women's Shelter Rhonda Lemir says the march was started to address misogynistic and hateful messages dominating the public.

"And express what issues that women are facing in the community and what supports and resources are there for them.

Lemir says it's a global issue but it's also one here at home.

She says women of the South Shore experience poverty, intimate partner violence and sexual violence.

"Women are less employed here on the South Shore," she says.

"So it's important to have a local voice to address local issues."

This is the first year The Women's March will be on the South Shore.

People will be meeting at 11 a.m. Second Story on Dufferin Street to make signs for the event.

Marchers will be also be gathering at noon at the bandstand in Lunenburg.