An estimated 200,000 women (and their allies) plan on marching on Washington DC to give president elect Trump a clear message — “we are here, we are watching you, and we are ready to fight.” The collective statement isn’t limited to Washington though, with at least 616 marches across the US and the rest of the world scheduled to take place in solidarity with the cause and its message.
The Women’s March on Washington happening this Saturday — the day after Trump’s inauguration — is starting to garner some pretty heavy media coverage. What you may not know yet, however, is that a sister march is being held much closer to home, in Buenos Aires.
The march, named “Marcha Solidaria de Mujeres: Edición Buenos Aires” on its Facebook event page, will begin at 11am at Plaza Intendente Seeber (Avenida Libertador) and everyone is welcome to take part, regardless of nationality or gender.
Sister Marches are solidarity events inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and organized by volunteers around the world. Washington organizers are currently estimating that a total of 1,364,010 ‘sister marchers’ will be getting involved on Saturday.
On Facebook, encouraging as many people as possible to come along and show their solidarity with signs, loved ones and ideas, organizers of the Buenos Aires sister march have outlined the incentives and aims of the demonstration: “We, American expatriates living in Buenos Aires alongside our Argentinian sisters and brothers, are adding our voices” to the chorus of women across the world.
“We wish to make known that hateful and divisive speech and actions are not acceptable from anyone, and even less from our elected governors. We wish to announce our support for minority groups whose rights and safety are threatened by the policies and principles of this new administration in the USA and by oppressive and exclusive policies around the world.”
Argentina is standing with all of the women across the world who want to send a bold message to the new US government on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights. Get involved!
Find out more about the marches and their unity principles on the Women’s March website, where you can also donate. If you can’t make a march in Buenos Aires or Washington, find one near you! Also, there’s an app – which is both nifty and empowering.