The Women’s March on Washington couldn’t have picked a better starting point: the corner of Independence Avenue and Third Street West. This Saturday at least 200,000 people will come together in front of the Capitol in D.C. to march with a message championing human rights, dignity and justice.
And 616 sister marches (including 26 in Canada!) will step out in solidarity—with as many as 1.3 million people in cities all over the world taking part in the day’s demonstrations.
To find out the many reasons why women are marching, FLARE reached out to women participating in marches across Canada, as well as in Washington, DC. Here are their stories.
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Laura Hughes, Marching in Kelowna, B.C.
“I am marching because I believe that if women join in the march around the world that our voice will be loud and strong. Even if my local march is small, we contribute to a much greater number when we work together. I am also marching because, although I don’t like to admit this, women are more vulnerable than men and are not treated equally. I have felt this personally over the recent year, and I want to try to take control and have my voice heard.” —Laura Hughes
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