January 20th, 2017.
This was the day of Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States, the day when women across the world took to the streets to protest it and stand up for women’s issues.
Fast forward a year later, not much has changed.
On the one year anniversary of Trump’s presidency, women hit the streets in droves, continuing to denounce him and strengthening their push for equality and women’s rights.
Barb Byers participated in the Regina Women’s March and says it highlights the societal, social and economic struggles women face.
“The reality is that the sexism, the discrimination, women face it on all economic levels, in all locations, in all kinds of workplaces.”
This sentiment was echoed by many participants, including Donna Shannon, who says the march underlines a long battle she endures in the workforce.
Many people of all ages took part in the march, including Morgan Campbell and her young daughter.
She hopes marches and movements like this can lead to a better future for her daughter.
“Even though the significance is lost on her at the moment, I think it will spark some meaningful conversation. Just in our house, just through the years so as she grows up, she’ll be growing up in a different environment than I grew up in.”