Australia: Women's March: thousands of Australians rally in solidarity

Thousands of Australian women rallied in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne on Sunday to express their solidarity with the international Women’s March movement calling for reform of sexual assault laws and a change of culture.

As thousands marched across the United States and Europe, the Women’s March in Sydney saw around 1,000 people gather in Hyde Park. It was attended by a diverse range of women and some men, with younger women dominating the crowd.

The international protests in 2017 were sparked by the election of Donald Trump as US president, but since then other grassroots campaigns such as the #MeToo movement have broadened the concerns by exposing systemic harassment and discrimination against women. Read more via The Guardian