In Photos: International Womens Day march calls for justice for Tina Fontaine

Thousands of folks gathered downtown on March 3 for Torontos 40th annual International Womens Day march. This years theme was.


Thousands of folks gathered downtown on March 3 for Torontos 40th annual International Womens Day march. This years theme was a call for liberation and justice for Indigenous women, particularly Tina Fontaine.

While we celebrate and recognize progress made through resistance, our march ends with an important solidarity action to address the ongoing injustice of Canada’s so-called justice system, said Anna Liu, a member of the IWD Toronto organizing committee.

The march began with an indoor rally at OISE Auditorium, where speakers highlighted the struggles of Indigenous and racialized women, and reaffirmed IWDs commitment to honouring the narratives of all women, including those who identify as Indigenous, Muslim, Black, queer, transgender and differently abled.

“As women we must stand together, use our voices and political power to demand real change, said IWD coalition member Judy Persad.

Following the rally, marchers took to the streets of Toronto, holding signs that touched on the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment, equal pay, violence against women, LGBTQ visibility and more. Eventually, the march ended at Nathan Phillips Square to join the Justice for Tina Fontaine action.

Here are some photos of the day below.

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