Thousands of people gathered in protest marches for women’s rights around the world on 19th January 2019. For the third time, the Women’s March took place in Washington, London, Berlin, Rome and many other cities around the world. We asked Kara Wuest from Global Fund for Women a few questions about the Women’s March:
What were the outcomes of the first Women’s March?
The first Women’s March in January 2017 was a direct response to Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the gathering in Washington DC wound up being the largest one-day protest in US history. It was a time to bring all people together who wanted to speak out about women’s rights, racial equality, and LGBTQ freedom. The second Women’s March in January 2018 captured the messages of #MeToo and the urgency of the upcoming mid-term elections in the United States – a call to action that helped get the largest amount of women to the US Congress than ever before.
What is this Women’s March about?
In the Bay Area, the themes were „Truth to Power“ and „Women’s Wave.“ Our CEO and President Musimbi Kanyoro spoke at the San Francisco march about the global connections of women’s movements and the need to move forward together in solidarity.