What You Need To Know About A Day Without A Woman

What You Need To Know About A Day Without A Woman

The day will celebrate and focus the enormous contributions of women in the socio-economic realm.

The day will celebrate and focus the enormous contributions of women in the socio-economic realm.

Text: Ndey Buri

March is Women's History Month and to kick it off the Women's March is hosting a commemorative day called, "A Day Without A Woman," on March 8th, which is also International Women's Day. The strike is hoping to highlight the enormous efforts and contributions of women in the socio-economic realm.

Following the success of the Women's March in January, efforts towards gender equality have significantly risen amongst women everywhere with many coming together to hold actions of protest, resistance, and solidarity. With issues such as unequal pay, gender and racial discrimination, and sexual harassment plaguing women in the socio-economic force, "A Day Without Women" is shedding an important light on issues that disproportionately affect large groups of women on a daily basis.

Similarly, "A Day Without an Immigrant" was held earlier this February and upheld the same notion of solidarity the contributions of immigrant workers in the Unites States. The buzz surrounding the day has been so significant that it has prompted school district officials in Chapel Hill, North Carolina to close schools for the day. The organization hopes to see other schools and businesses follow suit.

The organization encourages people of all backgrounds, not just women, to partake in this distinguished day, as the Women's March website details it, in any of the three following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor.
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.

Participants on social media can also show their support with the use of the hashtag, #DayWithoutAWoman.

Find out more about "A Day Without A Woman", and what else you can do to help, here.

A Day Without A Woman. Photo: Instagram @womensmarch

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