From Ohio History Central
Women Watch is an event hosted by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland each March at the Public Square in Cleveland, Ohio. The purpose of the event is to honor women and children harmed or killed in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, during the previous year. The Sisters of Ursula established Women Watch in response to the murder of Joan Marie Mascha, one of their members, while walking in Pepper Pike, Ohio.
The Sisters of Ursula have a long history of promoting equal justice for and the protection of women and children. Following the murder of Dorothy L. Kazel, an Ursuline missionary in El Salvador, in 1980, the Sisters of Ursula dedicated themselves to promoting women's rights and protecting women and children across the world. Kazel was a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland.