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The most powerful scenes from the 2018 Women’s March

Marking one year since the historic first Women's March; women, men and children gathered in thousands across the world to support the women's movement in a protest for equality.
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Following the momentum of last year’s ground-breaking Women’s March and in the wake of the empowering Golden Globe’s black carpet, women, men and children around the world gathered on the weekend to rally again for women’s rights.

From Sydney’s Hyde Park, to Paris’ Eiffle tower, to the gates of the White House, protesters called for equal rights and an end to discrimination. Influential Hollywood actors took to the microphone in their home cities to deliver powerful speeches. Scarlett Johansson pointedly called out fellow actor James Franco in a cutting speech to thousands, in which she demanded he ‘give my pin back’ (watch the video above).

And for those who could not attend a march, social media provided an outlet to share positive images and words of support.

Here, we celebrate some of the most moving, empowering and inspiring images from the weekend’s worldwide Women’s March.

Sofia Palomo, 10, hold a clever sign during the Women’s March in Miami.

Lara Worthington and fellow Aussie Phoebe Tonkin showed their support for the women’s movement in the states.

Accurate! There’s no denying that women rule when it comes to placard writing.

This awesome tote was spotted at the Women’s March in Sydney.

Powerful scenes erupted outside the White House.

Adele posted this star-studded shot to her Instagram account with the caption: “The most influential people in my life have always been women. My family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues, and my idols. I am obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn’t change it for the world. I hope I’m not only defined by my gender though. I hope I’m defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. To raise my son to be a a good man alongside the good man who loves me for everything I am and am not. I want what’s best for people, I think we all do. We just can’t agree on what that is. Power to the peaceful, power to the people.”

Women, men and children across the world carried empowering and important messages.

The youngest band member from girl rock group Haim made a perfectly millennial sign.

Mila Kunis supports fellow actress Scarlett Johansson as she speaks during the Women’s March Los Angeles.

Actresses Natalie Portman, Constance Wu and Eva Longoria attend Women’s March Los Angeles. Natalie took the stage to give a moving speech, revealing she experienced ‘sexual terrorism’ at 13 years old.

The movement is global! A woman stands defiantly in front of Paris’ iconic Eiffel tower.

Well said! Women’s rights demonstrators were out in force in London.

This young boy’s sign has gone viral on social media – no need to wonder why!

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