19 Jan

Map of the Week: Women’s March for Equality

This Friday – January 21, 2017 – women will march through Washington, DC with the goal of demonstrating support for the rights, safety, health, and families of those whom feel attacked by the recent election, per their website. This includes, “Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, [and] survivors of sexual assault.” With up to 600 “Sister Marches” planned, and over 1,000,000 participants estimated for these demonstrations, this peaceful protest is shaping up to be a historic mobilization of communities across the globe.

Based on TIME Magazine’s “Brief History of Women’s Protests”, this map chronicles some of the more significant or memorable protests in the fight for equal rights around the globe. Shading represents how late women won the full right to vote, with the darkest shade noting the ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. The lighter shades range from before 1910, 1914, and 1919. This map is a brief guide to those looking to learn more about just a few major historical events in the feminist movement. Zoom in to Washington, D.C. for 4 historic marches in the nation’s Capitol – including the momentous Million Mom March – or even scroll over to Saudi Arabia to read about women’s demonstrations on the Arabian Peninsula.