Sister Marches.


If you can’t make the women’s march on Washington, there are sister events! They are going on everywhere, not just here in uStates, but all over the world. Check out the sisters page, and see if you can find a march near you. (There are even three here in nDakota!)

World of Wonder has more details.


  1. blf says

    Thanks for reminding me! I read yesterday of some happening in the UK, and wanted to (but forgot to) check if there were any happening in France. There are (about eight), including one a short train away in Marseille. I probably should make an effort to attend…

  2. rq says

    So there’s one in Riga, I’ll have to see if there is any other information around for it, although I suppose the 11AM start time is most important. :) I might have some friends attending, too. Would be good.

  3. Onamission5 says

    Counting up the sister actions going on around the globe the other day made me ugly cry, it was so overwhelming. I still don’t have the words to express the deep gratitude I feel.

  4. blf says

    Here’s an interesting idea, Why all Women’s Marchers should carry an extra pair of shoes:

    It would be a sign of solidarity with those across the world who cannot march. Where I am, in Central African Republic, women have no power or privilege

    [… T]he majority of those marching will be from countries that are relatively affluent. In Central African Republic (CAR), where I live, no marches are planned. CAR is the third poorest country in the world, and has barely emerged from a brutal civil war. Only a third of the population have access to clean water. There is a government, but it has no reach in vast swaths of the country. Nearly 70% of girls are married before their 18th birthday, and the teenage pregnancy rate is over 45%.

    [… W]hy is no one marching here? Because it isn’t safe. In November 2015, teargas was used on a group of high-school girls who gathered in the capital, Bangui, to raise awareness of a sexual assault. Even when walking to market or to visit a neighbour, women travel in pairs, and very few people go out after dark. UN peacekeeping forces, as well as the national army and police, are a constant presence on the streets of Bangui, and although demonstrations aren’t illegal, they are strongly discouraged. Anyone can be stopped and searched by police or military personnel, who are likely to impose arbitrary “fines”.
    CAR isn’t a hopeless country. Its people do, however, have a strong sense of being ignored. I asked several women what they thought about this weekend’s planned marches, and without exception, their eyes lit up. “Women are doing this? Women in your country must be very powerful.”

    Yes, we are powerful. Yes, there are those who seek to stifle us and diminish our voices, but if we can march this weekend, we are powerful and privileged. We have a responsibility to speak for those who lack these powers and privileges, and the women of CAR have a right to expect this of us. So […] pick up a spare pair of shoes, and carry them with you as a sign of solidarity with a woman who would love to march, but can’t.

  5. blf says

    Sadly, it is now fairly clear I’m not going to make it to the nearby-ish march here in France: It’s now c.4am, and I haven’t been to bed yet… This is entirely accidental, my Friday evening zoomed off in an entirely unexpected but pleasant direction… Apologies, and please bring an extra pair of shoes as per @5.

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