Attendees marched to demand advancement on issues like gender-based violence, discrimination, reproductive rights and racism.
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The movement, which started in the U.S. following Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, held marches in Canadian cities including Toronto, Calgary, Regina, Montreal and Vancouver.
Participants came prepared with homemade signs, some denouncing government policy, some sharing messages of empowerment and support.
Here are some of the most notable posters seen at the Canadian Women’s Marches.
Participants highlighted the need for women’s movements to be inclusive and diverse.
— MsHistoryy (@mshistoryy) January 19, 2019
Many addressed one of the march’s main themes of ending violence against women.
-15C didn’t stop us! Gathering activists and health advocates around the globe to end violence against women @WomenOMA @OntariosDoctors @OMSAofficial #MarchingMds #WomensMarchTO pic.twitter.com/fgEHayEGQU
— Dr. Shobana Ananth (@drsananth) January 19, 2019
Some marched for women’s reproductive health.
— Kevin Nguyen (@KevinNguyyyen) January 19, 2019
Can’t think of a better way to start @WomenMarchOnTO then sign making with a room of @torontolabour sisters. Worker’s rights are women’s rights. We will not go back! #WomensMarch2019 #WomensMarchTO #canlab #canfem #onpoli #Topoli pic.twitter.com/Y9R9VLqwNK
— Laura Thompson (@LauraThompson82) January 19, 2019
Others held signs honouring powerful women.
— She&HerEvent (@sheandherevent) January 19, 2019
Many drew attention to the ongoing fight for women’s rights.
— Canadian Women's Foundation (@cdnwomenfdn) January 19, 2019
People marched in solidarity.
— Tamara Tarasoff (@Tamara1235) January 19, 2019
And many were inspired by the cold.
— TashaTweets (@nfreidus) January 19, 2019
— Kirsten Van Houten (@KirstenExplores) January 19, 2019
— Jessica McAdam (@Jessymcadam) January 19, 2019
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