On Jan. 21, 2017, a march that began in the United States resonated throughout the world. The Women’s March on Washington became one of the largest inauguration demonstrations in history, triggering at least 600 more sister marches in countries worldwide, such as Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Argentina.
A solidarity march also occurred here in Saskatoon, beginning by the clock at City Hall. Hundreds of people came together to support the movement. Since then, the Women’s March continues to grow, and the impact that it created has been integral to how modern society now functions.
This article is not only a representation of diversity in Saskatoon but also — in tribute to the Women’s March — an affirmation of the importance of women in our society. It is meant to showcase the acknowledgement of each other’s differences and to help us understand the inequalities that women around the globe still face today — places where women are condemned and shamed just for being women.
When you look at the pictures of the women in this feature, imagine what could be accomplished if we all accepted our differences and the impact this acceptance could have on the world.
Somalia – Jihan Sheikh
Philippines – Kathleen Cay and Arrah Alcobilla
China – Katie Sparling
Latin America – Estefania Meza (Colombia), María Celeste Núñes (Ecuador), Mónica Weng (Chile)
Scotland – Chloe Runalls
India – Sweety Verma
Ukraine – Alexis Ivanna, Emma Wist + Sam Stinn
Photos and text: J.C. Balicanta Narag / Photo Editor