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Se acerca la ola de las mujeres: marchas mundiales planean avanzar este fin de semana #WOMENSWAVE


Redacción/ Miami. El 19 de enero de 2019, vamos a inundar las calles de Washington, DC y las ciudades de todo el mundo


El próximo 19 de enero está programado para que se realice la Marcha de Mujeres de 2019, la cual “marcados años de resistencia a la presidencia de Trump, dos años de entrenamiento de nuevas activistas y dos años de creación de poder. Y esta vez, volveremos con una agenda”.

La manifestación está prevista para las 10 a.m, en Washington DC,en el National Mall, seguida de un mitin a la 1:30 pm, en los escalones del Lincoln Memorial.

Este año, sus objetivos son impulsar aún más acciones y cambios de políticas en el gobierno que en años anteriores. El equipo de la Marcha de la Mujer está trabajando actualmente en una agenda política con representantes de alrededor de 70 organizaciones activistas.

El tema del evento es para terminar la violencia contra las mujeres; la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) informó que 1 de cada 3 mujeres en todo el mundo ha experimentado violencia de pareja íntima física o sexual o violencia sexual sin pareja en su vida.

Esta estadística alarmante es lo que impulsa a Womens March Global y sus comunidades a llamar la atención sobre el tema, comprender su prevalencia en todo el mundo y desarrollar soluciones y pasos orientados a la acción que permitan a las mujeres tener voz y, en última instancia, contribuir a su paz y seguridad.


It’s time to march again.

The 2017 Women’s March inspired hundreds of women to run, millions more to vote, and dozens to win elected office. The 2019 Women’s March marks two years of resistance to the Trump presidency, two years of training new activists, and two years of building power. And this time, we’re coming back with an agenda.

The #WomensWave is coming. We are outraged. We are organized. They forgot that 5 million women lit the world on fire two years ago. On January 19, 2019, we’re going to remind them when we flood the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities across the globe.

On January 19, 2019, we’re going to flood the streets of Washington, D.C., and cities across the globe. The #WomensWave is coming, and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.


Please note: an updated site map will be released shortly.

  • Gathering Location: Freedom Plaza (1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004)
  • March Kickoff: The corner of Pennsylvania Ave NW & 13th St N
  • Accessibility march meet up point: Plaza of the Ronald Reagan Building (SW Corner of Pennsylvania Ave NW and 13th St NW)
  • Rally: Freedom Plaza
  • Main Support Station: Freedom Plaza

Important Times:

Public Gathering Time: 10:00am (Freedom Plaza)

March Steps Off: 11:00am (Pennsylvania Ave NW & 13th St. NW)

Rally Starts: 1:00pm (Freedom Plaza)

Rally Ends: 4:00pm


We’re searching for volunteers from the D.C. area to be a part of our March Team! Are you interested? Please sign up here.


Find out if a bus is traveling to DC from your area at womensmarch.com/2019-buses

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


Visit our official Women’s March merchandise partner, The Outrage, anytime 1/16-1/20 at:

1722 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

to purchase ALL your #WomensWave swag from commemorative posters to beanies to sweatshirt to buttons and more. The full range of styles is available for preview here!


Our chapters around the country have begun planning their sister marches. Check out the map to find mobilizations around the country that you can join. If you’re interested in planning your own sister march, please register with the “Click To Host” button on the map. A representative from our field team will contact you within 72 hours with more information on how to get started. You will receive weekly updates, an invite to our Slack channel for Sister Marches and information about planning calls.

Looking for a #WomensWave event outside the United States? Head over to Women’s March Global to find an event on the Global Map or create one of your own!


If your organization or business is interested in partnering with the Women’s March, please first review our Unity Principles. If you would like to partner with us, please email [email protected].


Women’s March Youth Empower chapters all over the country are partnering with their local state chapters to head to D.C. and to plan local marches. If you are a youth activist between the ages of 15-25 and you would like to be involved with the Women’s March in D.C. or at a sister march, please contact [email protected].


What should I bring?

  • Small backpacks and bags are allowed. We recommend you fill them with water and snacks for the day You can store larger bags at Union Station.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothes (It’s likely to be chilly!)
  • A reusable water bottle – we will have water towers available

What should I NOT bring?

  • Any weapons, or anything that can be construed as a weapon, including pocket knives, multi-tools, mace, scissors, etc.
  • Any illegal drugs (while marijuana is legal in D.C., the march will be on federal property and national park land, where marijuana is still illegal)

What about banners, flags, signs, etc?

You may absolutely bring your own banners, flags, signs, and other visuals. There are no limitations in National Parks or on District of Columbia Property on size of banners, flags, signs, and other visuals, except for a height limit of the 12 feet.

Will there be Spanish translation?

Spanish translation will be available on all jumbotrons north of the reflecting pool.

Is this March accessible?

There are three different ways to participate in the march in order to ensure everyone can participate.

  • Full march: Individuals can participate in the full march, which is 0.5 miles.

Our organizing team is working hard to make sure that this march is inclusive of people with disabilities. Please email [email protected] if you have a specific request not addressed in the information below, and we will work to make sure that it is fulfilled.

  • An ADA section will be located directly in front of the stage and will be open to those who require it.
  • All volunteers will be trained to provide general support for folks with disabilities. We will also have a specific volunteer crew to support participants with disabilities and give directional information. These volunteers will be wearing orange arm bands and orange stickers reading “Accessibility.”
  • American Sign Language interpretation will be provided on the stage, and picture-in-picture and CART in English will be available on the jumbotrons South of the reflecting pool.
  • An ADA tent will have smell sensitivity masks, a generator dedicated to recharging chairs, audio description headsets, water, snacks, and other support items available.
  • ADA vans will pick up passengers on the corner of 10th and PA Ave NW if you are coming in by bus and at the corner of 13th and F if you are taking the metro (this is a stop at Metro Center). After the rally, the ADA vans will drop folks off at the ADA parking area and the Metro Center metro stop (which has a functioning elevator).
  • Every area where porta-potties are located will also have ADA accessible porta-potties.
  • Additional accessible porta-potties will be provided in the ADA section

How do I get to the gathering location?

You can use any of the following metros to enter the gathering location:

  • Metro Center (Red/Blue/Orange/Silver): From Metro center – Take any exit and head south on any numbered street
  • Penn Quarter/Navy Memorial: Head South on 7th street
  • L’Enfant Plaza:  Head North on any numbered street
  • Smithsonian Metro: You are at the gathering space

What Metros should I use to leave after the rally?

  • Smithsonian Metro: East of the Rally Space on 12th and the National Mall
  • Farragut North:  17th and K street NW
  • Farragut West: 18th and I street NW

How do I use the metro?

The Metro system in D.C. is relatively easy to use, and connects to various regional transit systems. We recommend buying a D.C. Metro card in advance.  Many people purchasing cards at once at the Metro machines can lead to long lines and delays. You can buy cards in advance here: https://smartrip.wmata.com/storefront.

Pro Tip: Bring good walking shoes and lots of patience. You can find more information about the DC area bus and metro options at https://www.wmata.com/

What about parking?

Out-of-town cars should consider parking at Metro Stations outside the city and taking the metro into downtown (map here). Downtown parking is tight, even on the weekends, and parking lots are expensive but Metro offers free parking on the weekends!

What about trains and other forms of transport?

Amtrak has good service into D.C., and in fact, they offer group sales with discounted group rates. If you have 75 people you can sometimes reserve an entire car (bonus: use it as an organizing space too!) You can find our more about that on Amtrak’s website: https://www.amtrak.com/group-travel-requests.

There are also many services that offer regional bus transit – you can buy individual seats, or also sometimes group rates. Costs can be very reasonable, especially if you buy early. A few options to consider are:

If the government is shut down, are we still marching?

They can shut down the government but they can’t shut down the #WomensWave! This is a First Amendment protected activity — shutdown or no shutdown, we are marching.


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