Printed sign with the slogan 'Women Unite' used at the Women's March on Melbourne. The poster was created by University of Rhode Island graduate and artist, Narya Marcille, for the Women's March on Washington. Narya posted the design on Pantsuit Nation where it received thousands of likes, following which Narya sold digital copies of the sign on Etsy where it was picked purchased and used around the world by women in the Women's March On protests. The design features former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an African-American woman wearing a gay pride pin, an Asian woman, and a Muslim woman wearing a hijab. Their arms are linked in front of a boisterous crowd of protesters, one lifting a sign that says 'Rise Up'. The U.S. Capitol building is set against a pink sky 'a feminist color'. Narya noted that 'only two of the women are well-known. The others are, well, just women...[as] I wanted to leave them open to interpretation, so that we may all see ourselves in them. You don't have to be famous to stand up and be heard.'

On Saturday 21st January 2017 about 6,000 women, men and children marched from the State Library of Victoria to Parliament House as part of the Women's March on Melbourne. It was one of more than 600 coordinated 'Women's March on...' protests that took place across the world on the 21st of January in defence of women's rights and against hatred and bigotry following Trump's inauguration as President of the United States of America. While global in scope and inspired by Donald Trump winning the US Presidency, the marches were nonetheless grassroots in nature with participants marching based on their own interpretation of recent events; some opposed Trump specifically, while others had broader concerns about feminism, women's rights, and the rights of people in the LGBTQ community.

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Printed and laminated sign.

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