Millions of people around the world took part in local marches to support the Women’s March on Washington, following Donald Trump’s inauguration last weekend.
The slogans were funny and poignant, and the world got to see widespread, mainstream support for gender equality and intersectional feminism on display.
The grassroots organisation was able to mobilise quickly, engaging millions. So what can now be done with that engagement?
The march organisers have launched their next initiative, 10 Actions/ 100 Days, which prompts supporters to take meaningful, doable steps over Trump’s first 100 days in office.
The organisation’s first suggestion for political activism is to write to their senator about local issues they care about, using an official Women’s March postcard.
The organisers will email out a new suggestion every 10 days, keeping its activism engaging but accessible.
While the march’s actions are aimed at US politics, international supporters can easily adopt the activities for their own communities.
Gender discrimination exists everywhere, and we don’t need the incredibly motivating image of an orange reality TV regime leader tweeting immature rants to get to work.