#WhyIMarch

I march for my daughter — and my son. I march for the 35% of women worldwide who are the survivors of sexual abuse. I am one and I cannot stand by and do nothing as someone who bragged about sexual abuse ascends to our highest office.

As the pre-eminent Corinne Dettmeijer said at #DareToBeAGirl last night, “People think of violence against women as a woman’s problem. If most victims are women, and most sexual predators are men, is it not a man’s problem? No — it is both”.

Maja Groff, who also works tirelessly on these issues for The Hague Conference, quoted Martin Luther King, Jr, saying, “Power without love is reckless and abusive.”

I march for the power of love — I hope you will join me tomorrow as we stand up worldwide, step forward and march for women’s rights everywhere.