A year ago, when millions stormed the streets in women's marches to proclaim their outrage and despair at the inauguration of Donald Trump, no one knew whether it was a moment or a movement.
"Beautiful weather all over our great country, a ideal day for all Women to March", Trump wrote.
In his message to women, Trump continued, "Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months". Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!
While not necessarily an anti-Trump event, a lot of the sentiments expressed by protesters took aim at the President's words and policies on topics ranging from women's rights to immigration.
Nancy Sinatra, who sang the 1966 hit "These Boots are Made for Walkin'", succinctly replied to Trump with her own tweet. "Last year, we discovered how much energy was waiting and willing to be harnessed in the community, and I felt like this year we had an obligation to tap into that and give people something to do".
Those who took part in this year's events said they were galvanised by an avalanche of political and gender issues over the past year, as well as the (hashtag) MeToo movement, which has been credited with countering widespread sexual abuse and misconduct.
Pelosi pointed out that many more people had turned out for last year's march than had attended Trump's inauguration, and she said the president deserves an F for his first year in office.
"It is women who are holding our democracy together in these risky times", she said.
Although many protesters were returning for a second year, many came for the first time - some so young they had not been able to vote in the 2016 election.More news: What happens during a government shutdown?
Amid the calls for unity and inclusion, however, some groups argued that the loosely organized movement lacked focus, while others said it had not allowed their voices to be heard.
Berlin staged a large demonstration near the United States embassy, combining it with a drive to register American expats to vote.
"Last year I was in shock and depressed". Paz, a citizen of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, attended the national march past year in Washington, D.C. "There are so many people here, but I'm not surprised that this many people decided that it was time to do something", said Miranda Davis, attendee. It is covered with tape because she has taken it to so many demonstrations over the past year.
"I built a reputation for basically being prudish, conservative, nerdy, serious in an attempt to feel my body was safe and that my voice would be listened to".
Cathy Muldoon, a high school librarian from Dallas, Pennsylvania, took her two teenage daughters to the NY rally and said marching gives people hope.
This year's march was Chambers' first, she told CNN via Instagram. "And as native people in general, we're always kind of left out". "There is not a day that goes by that I don't do something", she said.
Over 2,000 people took to the streets in downtown Vancouver on Saturday in a rally that began at Jack Poole Plaza and included a stop in front of the Trump International Hotel and Tower on Georgia Street. Many expect setbacks at the federal level, so they will turn to states and localities. Her sign thanked late-night comedians - including Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah - because she said they have provided "huge relief" since last January.
Trump dismissed the suggestion that his presidency has been bad for women. The Las Vegas rally will also focus on gun violence and sexual assault and is expected to include speeches by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, actress Marisa Tomei and Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.