Local observers of International Women's Day are preparing a colourful but pointed message to be staged this Saturday. At least seven local organizations and their supporters will band together for a morning march entitled Stand Under Your Umbrella and Stand Up for Women's Rights. Rahno Godfrey, training and education co-ordinator for Belleville's Three Oaks Foundation, said marchers will paint, sew, or stick messages on their umbrellas for the morning march. "It is not just a women's event. It's for women and children and men of conscience ... the more numbers, the better," Godfrey said. "It's really important that Canadians be aware and involved in what's happening in their politics and their communities." She noted Canada in 1981 adopted the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination.