Exactly one year after the Women’s March…
Last year saw the biggest international demonstration in history as millions of people across the world took part in the Women’s March on January 21st, the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency.
Their aim? ‘To express to the new administration and Congress that women’s rights are human rights and our power cannot be ignored’.
What initially started out as a grass roots reaction by one grandmother against Trump, went on to become a cross-social, global movement with over 600 ‘solidarity’ marches around the world and over 100,000 people taking to the streets in London.
One watershed year for women later, awareness has undoubtedly been raised, but action still needs to be taken.
The past 12 months have been a giant kick in the teeth for women – from the unearthing of the shocking gender pay gap statistics to the wave of sexual harassment and abuse allegations in recent months. But through the pain has come power, with women and men unifying to promote the #Metoo and #TimesUp campaigns, condemning misconduct and calling for change.
We are finally having the conversations that we should have had decades ago – and we need to go further.
Want to join the movement? Here’s your chance.
Exactly one year after the original Women’s March, another women-led protest will dominate the streets of London – this time inspired by the Time’s Up movement against sexual abuse.
This Sunday will see the Women’s March London team leading a Time’s Up rally through London, starting opposite Downing Street.
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‘One year on, we are coming together to say Time’s Up,’ the event’s organisers announced in a statement. ‘We are coming together to pledge that we are going to make change in big and small ways. We will stand side by side, once again, in solidarity with our sisters, brothers and siblings around the world. Together we are strong and if we all work for a better world then time is really up for oppressors of women.’
The Time’s Up rally will start at 11am on Sunday 21 January at Richmond Terrace, London, SW1A.
Find more information at womensmarchlondon.com.
See you there to make history.