When we first heard about the Women’s March on Washington back in November, it was understood that the organized protest was meant to be a direct response to the sexism and gender inequalities many feared we would face as a country in the face of a new leader. But after witnessing what quickly became the largest inaugural protest in history, topping attendance for Donald Trump’s own inauguration, it was evident that there was something much larger at work here than American politics: In fact, the movement grew to such levels that it transcended our national borders, growing into a global mission shared by the world: women’s rights for all.


Though we couldn’t include all 600 cities — yes, 600! — that participated in the movement’s sister marches today, we can take you on a powerful journey around the globe with the 14 march photos to follow: Guess it’s true what they say: A picture really does speak 1,000 words.

WASHINGTON, USA - JANUARY 21: Protesters attend the Women's March to protest President Donald Trump in Washington, USA on January 21, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

1. Washington DC: Acting as ground zero for the movement, Washington topped attendance at 500,000 people (many of which just so happened to be famous). Holy schnikes! (Photo via Samuel Corum/Getty)

Protesters march in Los Angeles during the Women's March on January 21, 2017. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of London, Paris and other cities worldwide Saturday in solidarity with women-led marches in the United States, opposed to President Donald Trump the day after his inauguration. / AFP / Angela Weiss (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)

2. Los Angeles, California: Vanessa Hudgens and Kerry Washington were among the approximate 750,000 peeps helping to take LA by storm. (Photo via Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty)

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3. Boston, Massachusetts: Boston’s protesters spanned as far as the eye could see in a physical sea of unification. (Photo via Getty)


4. New York City, New York: The streets of Trump’s home base were flooded with men and women, young and old, demanding equal rights for all. (Photo via Janine Squillari)

MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators attend the rally at the Women's March at Bayfront Park Amphitheater on January 21, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images)

5. Miami, Florida: Miami citizens braved the heat, forming a line that seemed to have no end in their efforts to get the message out. (Photo via Sergi Alexander/Getty)

DENVER, CO - January 21: Women's March on Denver January 21, 2017. Over 100,000 people converged on downtown Denver in coordination with demonstrations across the country to send a message to the new Trump administration demanding social justice, human rights, and equality. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

6. Denver, Colorado: Denver’s march became so big, people began to look like ants from afar. (Photo via Andy Cross/Getty)

An estimated 120,000 people participate in the Women's March in Seattle, Washington, on January 21, 2017. Led by women in pink "pussyhats," hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Washington and other cities Saturday in a massive outpouring of defiant opposition to America's hardline new president, Donald Trump. / AFP / Jason Redmond (Photo credit should read JASON REDMOND/AFP/Getty Images)

7. Seattle, Washington: The ladies of Seattle marched next to the city’s iconic Space Needle, telling Congress to keep its laws off their lady parts. (Photo via Jason Redmond/AFP/Getty)

Protesters take to the streets for the Women's March in Chicago on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. / AFP / Derek R. HENKLE (Photo credit should read DEREK R. HENKLE/AFP/Getty Images)

8. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago’s march grew so big it actually had to be shut down for safety. Dang! (Photo via Derek R. Henkle/Getty)

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 21: Marchers during the Women's March on Main Street Park City on January 21, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

9. Park City, Utah: Neither Sundance nor snow could keep these protesters (Chelsea Handler, Jennifer Beals and Charlize Theron included!) from the day’s inspiring activities. (Photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

People take part in the "Women's March" in Ajijic -a city with a large community of US and Canandian nationals, mainly retired-, Jalisco state, Mexico on January 21, 2017. The rally took place in solidarity with the Women's March summoned in the United States one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. / AFP / HECTOR GUERRERO (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

10. Jalsico, Mexico: Mexico, whose fate has been largely tied to that of Donald Trump’s election, came together to show “hope over fear.” (Photo via Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators hold banners and shout slogans during the protest in support of 'Women's March' parade against President Donald Trump at Washington, outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel on January 21, 2017. (Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

11. Tel Aviv, Israel: The people of Tel Aviv showed plenty of force in their numbers with signs of solidarity. (Photo via Tomer Neuberg/Getty)

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 21 : Protestors hold anti-Trump signs as they attend a demonstration during the Women's march in front of Trocadero on January 21, 2017 in Paris, France (Photo by Onur Usta/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

12. Paris, France: With the Eiffel Tower as its backdrop, Paris’s version of the march was scenic, to be sure, but every bit as serious. (Photo via Onur Usta/Getty)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 21: Demonstrators demanding protection of fundamental rights and for the safeguarding of freedoms threatened by recent political events, gather to attend the Women's March in London, United Kingdom on January 21, 2017. (Photo by Ray Tang/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

13. London, UK: Brits flooded London’s capital building to stand with the world’s women. (Photo via Ray Tang/Andalou Agency/Getty)

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21 : People hold banners as they gather for a rally, protesting US new President Donald Trump following his inauguration on January 21, 2017 in front of the Parliament House, in Melbourne, Australia on January 21, 2017. Rights groups, mostly includes women, marched in solidarity with Americans to speak out against misogyny, bigotry and hatred. (Photo by Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

14. Melbourne, Australia: Australia, being a day ahead of us, got a leg up on the marches, storming the streets en masse. (Photo via Recep Sakar/Getty)

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