Empowering Photos of Women’s Marches Around the World

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London. (Image via Women’s March Global)

On Sunday, January 21, 2016, as over 500,000 people participated in the Women’s March on Washington, sister marches sprung up not only across America, but the world. On all seven continents—even Antarctica—global marches were a gathering place for women, men, and children to express their desire for equal rights.

Women’s right and civil rights were at the forefront, with the Women’s March giving a platform for citizens to express their values and to stand up for their beliefs. And while many peaceful demonstrations in large cities are getting coverage—Los Angeles, Boston, London, Montreal—it’s the small cities and unexpected countries that show how all encompassing the message really is.

In Washington, Gloria Steinem addressed the crowd with these words: “Thank you for understanding that sometimes we have to put our bodies where our beliefs are. Sometimes pressing send is not enough.” With more than 1 million people around the world putting their bodies on the line for women’s right, the message came through loud and clear.

We take a look at Women’s Marches across the world, from South Korea to Chattanooga. See many more images via @womensmarchglobal or by searching the hashtags #WMGlobal and #SisterMarch.

In the United States alone more than 500 cities held Women’s Marches, making it the largest demonstration in US History.

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New York City, NY. (Image via nycwomensmarch)

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New York City, NY. (Image via nycwomensmarch)

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Boston, Massachusetts. (Image via Boston Women’s March)

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Boston, Massachusetts. (Image via Boston Women’s March)

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Portland, Oregon. (Image via deltafeist)

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San Francisco, California. (Image via franklyimbeth)

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Chicago, Illinois. (Image via Kelly Jenkins)

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Los Angeles, California. (Image via deadkings_la)

Cities as large as Austin, Texas and as far north as Fairbanks, Alaska held sister marches.

Austin, Texas. Image via Kristi Wright.

Austin, Texas. (Image via Kristi Wright)

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Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Image via shaina_spins)

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Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Image via chattanooga_now)

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Fairbanks, Alaska. (Image via claraofthewood)

Women's March in Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska. (Image via thosenorthwesternskies)

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Honolulu, Hawaii. (Image via Lance Agena)

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Honolulu, Hawaii. (Image via hiphawaii)

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Image by beatlephilia)

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Montpellier, Vermont. (Image via spinningflower)

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Image via Kate Dawson.

Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. (Image via Kate Dawson)

This aerial video by Holp Photography shows the magnitude of the Women’s March in Austin, Texas.

Global Women’s Marches, often organized by American ex-patriots, were a show of solidarity with both American and local participants.

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Paris, France. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Rome, Italy. (Image via Sara Jane Bowers)

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Melbourne, Australia. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Berlin, Germany. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Montreal, Canada. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Barcelona, Spain. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Auckland, New Zealand. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Copenhagen, Denmark. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Paris, France. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Berlin, Germany. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Budapest, Hungary. (Image via Marcel Fanara)

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Image via Ellie Markovitch)

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Mazatlán, Mexico. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Wellington, New Zealand. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Tokyo, Japan. (Image via Women’s March Global)

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Indonesia. (Image via Women’s March Indonesia)

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Rome, Italy. (Image via Rome Photo Blog)

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Seoul, South Korea. (Image via by_origin)

Even the diminutive Isle of Eigg got in on the action. With only 87 inhabitants, 20% of the population participated.

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Isle of Eigg, Scottish Inner Hebrides. (Image via glasgowwill)

All seven continents held marches thanks to what might be the world’s most far flung sister march in Antarctica.

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Antarctica. (Image via geologygrad)

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