The 3rd annual Women’s March was held in Winnipeg on Saturday.
Despite the extreme weather conditions which the inhabitants of Manitoba face at the weekend, women came to the Manitoba Legislative Building to take part in the 3rd annual Women’s March.
The temperature reached -36 C, but it did not scare Winnipeg women.
“There are women who are dealing with all sorts of things, so we can deal with the cold,” one of the organizers for the Winnipeg march, Hailie Harrison, said.
Winnipeg was not the first city in which such marches took place, they were throughout Canada. The main issues that have been raised are the rights of women and of certain vulnerable groups.
“Women are still oppressed within our society and there are so many issues facing us that we need to change and need to be addressed,” Harrison explained.
“Despite it being cold, I was like, ‘You can’t stop protesting just because it’s inconvenient,'” said one of the women participated in the march. She is an immigrant from Africa and has been actively fighting for the rights of women all over the world for several years.
“If we come together, I think that’s the most important thing,” the woman said. “There’s nothing we can’t accomplish.”
The movement began 2 years ago and every year it becomes more and more popular and makes more and more women take to the streets even on such a cold winter day. They all believe that they can change life for the better.