‘Women’s rights are human rights’ was the message millions of protestors wanted to get across as they took part in women’s marches all over the world this weekend.
The Women's March will send a bold message that women's rights are human rights.
The worldwide event, which took place across all 50 states in America as well as on every continent, was held on Saturday (January 21) – the first full day of Donald Trump’s presidency.
In the UK, men, women and children all got involved and were seen carrying posters, chanting phrases such as ‘build bridges not walls’ and they stood together in solidarity.
Across the UK, demonstrations were held in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Lancaster, Leeds, London, Liverpool, Manchester and Bristol.
The march, which was originally only planned to take place in Washington, was initially intended to highlight women’s issues before expanding to include civil rights for people of colour, the LGBTQ community, those who are disabled, refugees and undocumented immigrants.
On the official Facebook page of Women’s March Washington, it says: “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
“In the spirit of democracy and in honor of the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore.
“We stand together, recognising that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
"The Women's March on Washington will send a bold message to our new government on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights."
Here are some of our favourite signs from the march which will make you feel empowered.