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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Kiera Royle, Travelling from Windsor, Ont. to March in Washington
“I will be leaving from Windsor, Ont. on Friday night to go to the march in Washington. I am attending the march because I feel like it is a pivotal moment in North America, and across the globe, in women’s empowerment and rights. I believe this is a moment where we can take an intersectional stand for all individuals that identify as woman and recognize the individuality of all women’s experiences. I look forward to advocating for an end to lack of access to reproductive health services, an end to police brutality against women of colour, as well as the plethora of other unjust situations faced by women identifying individuals.” —Kiera Royle
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