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The signs of the 2019 Sydney Women’s March

“I’ll tell you what freedom is to me, no fear” – Nina Simone. Sunday, January 20 marked Sydney’s third annual Women’s March, with women, men and children also uniting at sister marches across the globe to protest the ongoing epidemic of violence against women. From Hyde Park to Belmore Park, the march saw over four thousand attendees rally together to express anger and anguish over the crisis of continued gender inequality, and pay respects to the numerous women who have lost their lives in this country to violence. Presenter Yumi Stynes moderated the speech portion of the event, with speakers including Indigenous trans artist and activist Bhenji Ra and writer, editor and women’s rights activist Bri Lee, voicing that need for the unification of all people regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation or class. The Sydney support was strong with the likes of Montaigne, Isabella Manfredi and a performance by RUSSH favourite Body Type, proving that together we are the face of change.