Day Without A Woman: How You Can Join Protests Across The Country

Caroline Beck
March 9, 2017

Thousands of women took time off from work Wednesday and gathered at rallies throughout the Bay Area and beyond to demand equal pay, reproductive rights and an end to gender discrimination of all kinds. So, unfortunately, the only person who'd really feel the financial fallout of me taking the day off is me. Women are encouraged to go on strike from paid and unpaid labor alike, since women do the bulk of unpaid labor in their homes and relationships. Come out like this and we'll be alright. The focus seems to be: narrowing gender inequality in the workforce is the critical prerequisite in order to achieve the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

"More than half (54 per cent) of Kenyans say they fear political violence and intimidation "somewhat" or "a lot". In this context, the idea of flipping the Day Without a Woman on its head by elevating women's voices makes a powerful statement.

The United States, as a beacon of hope and a leader in promoting womens rights, is deeply committed to empowering women both at home and overseas.

The theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Be Bold For Change". "I think just like the day that they had, the day without immigrants".

It didn't take long for people to start responding to him, of course.

The Women's March said the detainees include Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland.

Looking to build on the momentum of January's Women's March, many women are using International Women's Day today to participate in a general strike-coined "A Day Without a Woman"-to underscore the often underappreciated importance of women in the workforce and the economy".

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Following on the Women's March, which saw several million people across the US protest the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January, women across the USA and around the world are striking for the day.

According findings of a report, almost two-thirds of women (63 per cent) and men (68 per cent) say the Government had performed well in promoting opportunities and equality for women.

"All over the world, women are on the front lines fighting for our future". Sweden's women's soccer team replaced the names on the backs of their jerseys with tweets from Swedish women.

Former Google staffer Esposito, who connects her 7,000-strong database of women to top tech jobs, wasn't sure about participating at first. Women were urged to take part in local rallies and refrain from shopping in stores or online. In impoverished communities, women are the least likely to have access to healthcare, the last ones to eat, and the most vulnerable to the hardships brought on by disease. Organizers asked those unable to skip work to wear red.

The group behind Women's March - which organised the women's march campaign the day after Donald Trump was elected US President - is encouraging women to stay away from work on Wednesday.

Women have to be careful, though, she said. But she realized that having the privilege to strike meant she had a responsibility. Winters recounts her own experiences of working in industries where men are the majority. Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor - for $50 to $100, with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood.

For his part, Trump sent out two tweets early Wednesday that read: "I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy". "So while it's great to do something on March 8, every day is a chance to champion women's rights".

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