March for Immigrant Women: A Month of Action for Citizenship, Families, and Justice.


            A Month of Action for Citizenship, Families, and Justice!

Throughout the month of March, immigrant women, advocates, and movement leaders will be lifting their voices to demand recognition for immigrant women’s contributions and issues in the national debate around immigration reform.

A central event during March for Immigrant Women will be the March 18 Rally for Immigrant Women, Youth, and Families, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill’s Upper Senate Park. The rally is organized by NCIWR Steering Committee members the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), and the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), as well as a diverse Host Committee of faith, LGBTQ, worker’s rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, and immigrant right’s advocates.   See below for more information.



MARCH 7: Violence Against Migrant Women & the Human Rights Framework Panel Discussion, New York City

Please join the Women & Global Migration Working Group for a panel discussion entitled, “Violence Against Migrant Women & the Human Rights Framework.” Following this panel discussion will be a Women & Migration Caucus from 2:30 – 4:30pm in the Library, Concourse Level at CCUN.

Date: Thursday, March 7  Time: 12:30 pm
Location: Church Center for the United Nations, 44th and First Ave, New York, New York

MARCH 8:  March for a Life Free from Violence Against Women and Girls, New York City

Please join the Women & Global Migration Working Group on International Women’s Day in New York City to march with women from around the world convening at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.  Theme of the march is “For a World Free of Violence Against Women & Girls.”   The Women & Global Migration Working Group is a co-organizer of the event, and will have a contingent raising issues of migrant women and violence.

Date: Friday March 8, International Women’s Day  Time: 10:00 AM
Location: 42nd Street and First Street, New York City, New York

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MARCH 11: A Congressional Briefing and Reception: Faith Support for Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice, Washington, D.C.

Please join the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, Catholics for Choice, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, the Religious Institute, the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society, Jewish Women International, and the National Council of Jewish Women for a discussion of faith support for reproductive health, rights, and justice. Immigrant women’s issues and immigration reform will be discussed by leaders Rev. Harry Knox from Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Sara Hutchinson from Catholics for Choice, and Rachel Laser from Religious Action Center.

Date: Monday, March 11  Time: 4:30-6:00 PM, Reception to follow
Location: Capitol Visitors Center 268, Washington, D.C.

MARCH 13: Keeping Families Together Hearing, Washington, D.C.

Please join the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and Keeping Families Together for a hearing on the need for immigration reform to prioritize the unity of families. This is a culminating event in the 3-week, 19-state, 90-city Keeping Families Together national bus tour. Come join immigrant families from across the country as they tell their stories and speak truth to power, directly to Members of Congress.

Date: Wednesday, March 13  Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Ave and 1st Ave. NE, Washington, D.C.

More Information: To RSVP, please email and visit

MARCH 17-18: POWER UP! Summit, Washington, D.C.

Join the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) for Power Up! – two full days of knowledge sharing, future planning and powerfully advocating for reproductive justice and immigrant rights for AAPI women and girls! Sign up today!  RSVPs for the Power Up! Summit until March 10th and we only have 40 slots left. There is no limit to participation in Monday’s rally or visits to Congressional leaders on March 18th, but we need to know in advance if you’re coming so we can arrange the proper meetings for you. Please e-mail your contact information if you’re interested in attending the Monday’s rally and advocacy events only.

Date: Sunday, March 17
Location: 1201 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

More information: or email

MARCH 17-19: National Council of Jewish Women’s Washington Institute 2013, Washington, D.C.

Join us at NCJW’s premier public policy event, where members from across the country will gather together to enhance their knowledge of the issues and challenges facing our country and our world through in-depth briefings by political leaders and policy experts. Participants will also speak out to their members of Congress in face-to-face meetings on Capitol Hill and discuss the need to pass humane, inclusive immigration reform that is inclusive of, and responsive to, immigrant women’s needs.

Date: March 17-19
Location, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.

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MARCH 18: Rally for Immigrant Women, Youth, & Families, Washington, D.C.  

On March 18, immigrant women, youth, and movement leaders will join forces on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand immigration reform that works for women and families and advances equality, health, education, family unity, and justice!

Date: Monday, March 18 Time: 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
Location: Upper Senate Park, U.S. Capitol Grounds, 200 New Jersey Ave, NW Washington, D.C.

More information: Email Natalie D. Camastra with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health at

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EVENT! If your organization is planning an event in March regarding immigrant women’s rights in immigration reform, please fill out this Online Form or contact Natalie D. Camastra with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health at