Today women and men around the world are taking to the streets to say to leaders everywhere, that women’s rights are human rights.
The march which started, in other localities outside the US of A, as a solidarity gesture to American women as they take to the streets of major cities in the nation to counteract the threats to womanhood dispersed by the new US administration’ persona, has become an unprecedented global grassroots movement campaigning for the rights of women.
The marches are ongoing in every state in the US, as well as many countries in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, Asia and various cities across Canada and Australia.
The march was timed to take place after Donald Trump’ inauguration into office as the 45th President of the United States to serve as a deterrent to all in support of subjugating women.
Trump’s attitude toward women dominated his campaign into office, particularly after a video revealed him saying he could “do anything” to women, including “grab them by the pussy”.
Yet the rally is not focused on Donald Trump, but focused on human rights.
Even though Evvie Harmon, a Women’s March co-founder and global coordinator, has said to the Guardian that “The women of the world were sitting on a powder keg and Donald Trump just lit the match.”
So the march has been lit; we’re taking to the streets…..
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