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Sister marches show solidarity with Women's March on Washington

London Sister March January 21 2017, photo special to WINGS by Yodet Ghirez

On January 21, 2017, while women held a vast resistance march in Washington, D.C., 673 "Sister Marches" also took place over all seven continents, an estimated total number of over five million people. It has been hailed as the largest global gathering for human rights and justice in history.

Seeing this as a seminal point in our shared history, WINGS commissioned reporters in a variety of places around the globe. This week we present reports from Europe: Brussels, the headquarters of the European Union; London, which had the biggest March outside of the U.S.; and Amsterdam, where it was a family affair.

Host: Mindy Ran

Featured Speakers/Guests: Amsterdam March Organiser Ashley Cowles was interviewed by Mindy Ran. Anonymous and partially-identified voices of women and men from various countries, including Canada, were interviewed and recorded by sister reporters.

Credits: Project conceived, coordinated and produced by Mindy Ran. Contributing sister reporters: Hannah Haynes in Brussels, YodetGhirez in London, Michele Schuler and Germieke Smits in Amsterdam.

A second program featuring Sister Marches in the Americas will follow.

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Image: Yodet Ghirez

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