A Women’s March was held in Kyiv on March 8. It has already become a tradition. This year it was devoted to the theme of the impact of COVID-19 on women and the ratification of the Istanbul Convention on violence against women.
In addition, the march was attended by the “Column of Belarusian feminists”: the participants came with flags, supported the Belarusian women political prisoners and marched with posters and slogans “The revolution has a woman’s face”.
According to Anastasiya, the organizer of the Belarusian column at the Women’s March, the main idea was to remind people that the Belarusian protest has a woman’s face, and to show the role of women in the revolution, which is often ignored.
The Belarusian column unfurled a WRW banner with the inscription “Fight like a Belarusian.”
Supporters of the conservative Traditions and Order movement, who opposed the women’s march on March 8, also came to the gathering place and held their own action. After the end of the march one of the supporters of the movement was detained by the police for trying to prevent participants of the march from entering the subway.
This is how the law enforcement officers guarded the participants of the march from any provocations.