Women have had hundreds upon hundreds of reasons to protest since the dawn of time, whether it was for voting rights, reproductive rights, or most recently, against sexual predators holding powerful positions. To celebrate the strength and bravery of all the women and girls who have taken to the streets, stood up for their beliefs, and stared down anyone who tried to get in their way, we’ve compiled the best photos of female protesters from around the world, and they’re sure to speak to your renegade soul. They might even inspire you to get a sign in your own hands the next time you have a chance. Be sure to vote for the most powerful ones, and let us know if you’ve ever committed an act of defiance for a good cause in the comments.
A demonstrator faces down a riot policeman during a pro democracy protest in Santiago, Chile on 11 September 2016
Image credits: REUTERS/Carlos Vera