Today, the 24th of April, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of Rana Plaza. On this day, a factory housing fast fashion brands collapsed in Bangladesh, killing 1138 people, 80% women, and harming hundreds more.
The 2013 Rana Plaza disaster was just one example of the harm that transnational corporations cause in their pursuit of endless profit, particularly for peasants, indigenous people, and working class women in the Global South.
We must put an end to these harms, with binding regulations that force corporations to respect human rights, and with an economic system built for people, not just profit. Today and every day, we stand in feminist solidarity with World March of Women, to denounce corporate power and fight to put life back at the centre of our society and economy.