Hundreds March For Women's Rights in Kyiv
8 March, 2018

Several hundred people marched across central Kyiv for gender equality today as part of International Women’s Day, which is marked across the world on March 8.

Photo credit: Nataliya Gumenyuk/HROMADSKE

Participants of the march, titled "Tolerate no more," chanted "freedom, equality, women's solidarity" as they made their way across the city centre.

Photo credit: Nataliya Gumenyuk/HROMADSKE

According to a Hromadske journalist, the event was held to remind the public that March 8 is a day to fight for women's rights and gender equality.

Photo credit: Nataliya Gumenyuk/HROMADSKE

A similar event was also taking place in Kharkiv.

However, not everyone who rallied in Kyiv today stood in solidarity with the gender equality message. A small group had gathered in front of St. Michael's Cathedral, holding anti-feminism signs in protest of the march.

The march follows UN Women’s #HeForShe movement launching a series of cultural events in Kyiv on March 7 to progress the fight for gender equality in Ukraine.

/By Natalie Vikhrov