Hundreds of thousands of women (and men) from around the country have joined together to participate in the Women’s Marches. Many people think the march is a direct reflection of opposing President Donald Trump, but it’s beyond him and it’s beyond America. The purpose of the march is to show the government that women’s rights are equally as important as men’s…everywhere.
Instead of concentrating on the “not my president” rhetoric, the Women’s March aims to focus on equality. A New York Woman’s March organizer told Gothamist, “We’re defending equality. It’s not a bash session. We’re standing against intolerance. So we’re there the day after they’re in office, saying, not just to [Trump], but to the whole administration, saying we’re here, we’re watching.”
NBC Washington reports the estimated attendee count in D.C. to be around 500k. Even before the marches began, women everywhere jam-packed trains and busses in D.C. After such an already divisive Trump presidency, what more can we hope for than a multitude of women and men coming together? During such a stressful time, these marches resonate a dream come true for women all over the world.
Although the official Women’s March took place in America’s capital, this didn’t stop women in other cities from coming together. Sister marches have been taking place around the world. From London to Ghana people have hit the streets in hopes of spreading the message of civil rights and equality. Because women’s rights are human rights.
These incredibly determined individuals have armed themselves with posters, shirts, hats, jewelry, and literally anything they could find to make a statement. Take a look at these inspirational Women’s March photographs. Even though they are bound to make history, you should remember that these marches are only a warm up of what’s to come.
Two women hold up a french sign that reads: “Respect for American women.”
These people at the Pantheon in Rome want “bridges, not walls”.
A young female protester is holding a “women’s rights” poster in Bangkok, Thailand.
Pussy Power from London.
Protesters in Prague.
Crowds in Amsterdam.
Protestors in Marseille.
Protesters in Chicago, Illinois remind people of their rights.
Women marched in front of Melbourne’s Parliament House.
A large crowd gathered in Melbourne, Australia.
Women in front of the U.S. embassy in Ghana.
Protestors wearing “Equality” t-shirts in Sydney.
“Nasty women” united in Melbourne.
A sign from the Women’s March in San Francisco.
More than 750k people made their way to the Women’s March in Downtown Los Angeles.