Monday, 18 December, 2017

Women's March organizers plan 'Day Without A Woman' strike next month

Alfredo Watts | 17 February, 2017, 01:35

A global women's strike will take place next month on International Women's Day. Now the organizers of that event are hoping similar numbers will stay home-or at least not show up to work.

In the wake of the Women's March on January 21 - when millions of women (and men) rallied around the world on President Trump's first full day in office - the organizers have been releasing actions online for people to take in the first 100 days of the new administration.

Based on the statement posted to Instagram, it seems that the strike will pay particular attention to women and businesses.

On that day, which is also International Women's Day, leaders of the Women's March are calling on all women who are able to remove themselves from work and the economy, showing how important women really are.

They went on to say, "we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred".

Watch this space for more details on what A Day Without A Woman will look like.

The official Twitter account for the Women's March tweeted an announcement that the "general strike" would be held on March 8. They were joined by around 3 million of people in the USA and across the world.

The Women's March website lists a series of 10 actions to be undertaken within the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. The first three actions listed involved organizing and contacting elected representatives. The group said that more information on what actions can be taken in the next few weeks.

Women across the country are expected to join a general strike, called "A Day Without a Woman".

The announcement comes as immigrants across the country stayed home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the US economy and way of life.

The Feb. 17 strike also called for members of Congress to defend the Constitution.