`The emancipation of women, the achievement of full equality between the sexes, is one of the most important, though less acknowledged prerequisites of peace. The denial of such equality perpetrates an injustice against one half of the world’s population and promotes in men harmful attitudes and habits that are carried from the family to the workplace, to political life, and ultimately to international relations. There are no grounds, moral, practical, or biological, upon which such denial can be justified. Only as women are welcomed into full partnership in all fields of human endeavour will the moral and psychological climate be created in which international peace can emerge.’ (The Universal House of Justice, 1985 Oct, The Promise of World Peace)
My daughter and I participated in the Women’s March in Portland, Oregon. It has been estimated that about 100,000 people were there! Proud of be woman on this day. Never have I experienced something quite like this. It gave me hope. Hope that people are more good than not. Hope that things can and will change.
I used a point and shoot for these images. I didn’t want to bring my nicer camera out in the rain and crowds. Edited in Lightroom.