On January 21st, 2017, five million people in 82 countries and on all seven continents stood up with one voice.
The Women’s March began with one cause, women’s rights, but quickly became a movement around the many issues that were hotly debated during the 2016 U.S. presidential race—immigration, health care, environmental protections, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights, among others.
In the mere 66 days between the election and inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, 673 sister marches sprang up across the country and the world.
" Why I March: Images From The Women's March Around The World celebrates the global women's marches of 21 January in a beautiful book of inspiring photographs. The emotive collection is a depiction of strength, solidarity and harmony among the five million people from more than 80 countries on all seven continents who walked side by side in the largest peaceful demonstration in history. Among those featured are the women of Costa Rica, Canada, Ghana, the UK, the United States and beyond, all with one message: Love trumps hate. Royalties will be donated to non-profit-making organisations affiliated with the march." Psychologies magazine
"The strength, passion, and bravery that our communities brought to the Women's March was deeply historic, and I am grateful that Why I March serves as a tribute to our power and resilience. The march was not the beginning, nor the end of our fight for freedom and collective liberation, but it sparked a fire in us that will effectively and triumphantly transform the political landscape for all of us. We are part of a powerful, intersectional, and global movement for social justice and human rights. We will continue to move forward because we can, and we will."
-Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas, Executive Director at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health