The Women’s March was held on 9 March 2019 in Amsterdam and many students and members of staff from Leiden University took part in speaking out against oppression and making societal change.
Just as in many other countries, those marching wanted to take action by uniting with others and to make their aim loud and clear: we are here to change things. While the Women’s March started as women uniting, the agenda has become more intersectional and more inclusive. The issues such as racial inequality, violence against women, right to your own body and LGBTQ+ rights touch people all around the world.
Even if strides have been taken, there is still much to do in order to achieve equality. By marching students of Leiden University stood up and acknowledged the power of being heard as one voice, but represented by all. They took the streets along others by lifting up signs with messages important to them for all to see – our rights are not up for negotiation!