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From sejup1@ax.apc.org Wed Oct 18 13:01:49 2000
Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2000 14:19:57 -0500 (CDT)
From: SEJUP <sejup1@ax.apc.org>
Subject: News from Brazil, No. 421
Article: 106841
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SEJUP (Servico Brasileiro de Justica e Paz),
News from Brazil, No. 421, 13 October 2000

World March of Women to end on October 17

Linha Aberta, 10 October 2000

The World March of Women against poverty and sexual violence, which was begun on March 8 of this year on the International Day of Women, will come to a close at 4:00 p.m. on October 17 with a symbolic delivery of bread and roses to Se Plaza in the heart of Sao Paulo. The idea of this March came from Canada where more than 800 women walked 200 kilometers, symbolically asking for bread to relieve hunger and roses to end violence against women.

On the 15th, a group of women will represent Brazil in a protest in Washington, D.C., in front of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, organizations which have kept the poorest countries of the world in perpetual debt and poverty. Then on the 17th, a group will deliver a petition to the Secretary General of the United Nations.