On Jan. 20, 2018 women and their communities came together and marched in all corners of the world for the second year in a row, to represent and stand for Women’s Rights and equality.
Coming off last year’s focus of protesting the inauguration of President Trump, this year women came together to speak out against sexual assault, to voice the inequalities they face, and to protest the actions President Trump and his administration have taken.
Once again the March had absurd number of participants, reaching over 2 million. From Mayor Bill de Blasio the New York march had around 200,000 members, Chicago had around 300,000 and the Mayor of Las Angeles, Eric Garcetti, reported more than 600,000 participants.
The marches’ purpose, via the mission’s official statement, “is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change. With a commitment to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect.”
The march is now an annual movement that is women-led who have hopes to establish new grassroots activists and organizers.
They plan to engage communities by teaching them and by creating outreach programs and events.
All of these actions are to cover the unspoken and spoken issues of our modern world that women face each and every day.
Women will not go quietly but with a voice a strong as a nation.