Over 600 marches will take place in 57 countries around the world
By Nika Knight
The Women’s March on Washington on January 21 has gone global, with over 600 “sister marches” planned in 57 countries that same day, as an international display of opposition to the far-right populism embodied by President-elect Donald Trump.
With protests planned in Berlin, Oslo, Toronto, Nairobi, and other cities around the world, many organizers cite the threat to human and civil rights posed by Trump’s election.
“The recent elections in the United States have shown how real the threat is to our collective rights and liberties. We march together for the protection of our rights, our safety, our families, our health and the health of our planet—recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our society,” write organizers of the march in Nairobi, Kenya, on Facebook.
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The election of Donald Trump isn’t just an American tragedy–it’s a tragedy for the entire human race and our planet. We are all in this together. Women around the world understand this, and I am reassured and comforted by their leadership.
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Well said. I am proud of their leadership and teamwork. I just hope they do not give up or forget that voting and strong voices matter. The protesters are being called fake by an administration that lies daily. One thing I have seen repeatedly is that Trump and the gop knows how to exhaust and deflate citizens.
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One of the drawbacks of this movement is the fact that the issues are so overwhelmingly numerous we often get lost and lose focus. We cannot afford to fight, bicker or whine too much as this is what has kept us from thriving to this point.
Women must stand for themselves and all others. We must cease to be catty, critical, judgmental and competitive in ways that present us as superficial and petty.
We must not succumb to being intimidated by cat calls, and bullying by men. Consider the source.
We cannot allow ourselves to think for one minute that all men are immature posers that have little respect for us as females.
It has been a long road to equality and the goal still isn’t in sight. I find the best approach is in friendly persuasion, teaching by example, practicing what we preach and above all else respect simply due to being human and understanding that humans are truly strange beings that undermine themselves with great frequency.
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Good comment, jewel.