Why the 2018 Women's March is SO important

Just when you thought we'd hit peak feminism, sources have confirmed a Women's March is happening this month. 

Following the widespread notoriety of last year's march, held the day after Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, saw more then four million people in the United States march during what became the largest single-day protect in American history. 

And it wasn't just women protesting either - men and children also stood united for equality, justice and tolerance. 


Marches are taking place globally the weekend of January 20th. 

What is #PowerToThePolls? 

On January 21st, the co-presidents of the inaugural Women's March have organised a #PowerToThePolls event on January 21st, in Las Vegas to celebrate the one year anniversary of the march. 

#PowerToThePolls is a year-long voter registration and mobilisation tour, aimed at swing states across America, with the goal of securing progressive seats in 2018 by increasing support for women and preogressive candidates. 

Why Las Vegas, you ask? 

That's because Nevada is a swing state, with the potential to turn blue during the midterm elections. Not to mention Nevada is at the heart of some of the United States' biggest issues, such a gun violence and sexual harassment. 

 According to Tamika D. Mallory, co-president of the Women's March: “Women’s March has created a powerful movement that has ignited thousands of activists and new leaders. In 2018, we must turn our work into action ahead of the midterms. This new initiative will address voter registration and voter suppression head on. We marched for justice in DC, we created our plan in Detroit and now we’re bringing the power of the polls to Nevada.”

Globally, marches are taking place everywhere from New York City to Munich in Germany. 

Is there a Women's March happening in New Zealand? 

Yes! Look Back March Forward - Ka Mua Ka Muri is happening this Saturday 20th January from 9.30am at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, National Library of New Zealand, Wellington to mark the first anniversary of the Women’s March.

This hui is also significant as it marks the 125th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in New Zealand. 

Registrations are limited, so be sure to register here.