An estimated 100,000 people turned out onto the streets of London on 21 January for the Women’s March, joining millions across the world in a day of global action and solidarity for women’s rights and human rights.
The London march, which took place the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, mirrored a major demonstration in Washington DC and was one of 673 sister marches in 60 countries, from the Arctic peninsula to Zimbabwe, with an estimated global turn out of nearly five million.
We supported the London march, along with organisations such as Black Pride, Fawcett Society, Solidarity with Refugees, Women of the World, Women 4 Refugee Women, 50:50, Women in Leadership, Women for Women International (UK) and Women’s Aid.
'The women’s marches all around the world on Saturday were an incredibly important moment in the fight for women's rights and show again what women can do when we organise and mobilise. I am immensely proud that Amnesty International was part of it. But this is more than a moment. This is a movement, and people of all genders, all ages and all backgrounds are coming together to take action against attacks on human rights and women's rights.'
Kate Allen, Director of Amnesty International UK
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