Women’s March

The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on 21 January 2017, to advocate legislation and policies regarding human rights and other issues, including women’s rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights, the natural environment, LGBTIQ rights, racial equality, freedom of religion and workers’ rights. In the words of the organisers of the March in Washington DC, USA, the March was intended to work towards ‘a society in which women – including Black women, Native women, poor women, immigrant women, disabled women, Muslim women, lesbian queer and trans women – are free and able to care for and nurture their families, however they are formed, in safe and healthy environments free from structural impediments.’

In Australia, Marches were held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth, where marchers also emphasised the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and opposed the mandatory detention of asylum seekers.

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