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The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to the new Trump government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights.
"The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us - immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault - and our communities are hurting and scared", says its manifesto.
Over 200,000 people are expected to protest in Washington, D.C., and more than one million are planned to join other 616 “sister marches” planned across the globe.
PSI together with trade unions worldwide supports the Women’s March.
"This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all", continues the manifesto.
The Women’s March on Washington is open for "any person, regardless of gender identity, who believes women’s rights are human rights".