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‘A Day Without a Woman’: How You Can Show Solidarity

‘A Day Without a Woman’: How You Can Show Solidarity

On Wednesday, March 8, International Women's Day, women across the world are taking action to call attention to the contributions we make every day in our workplaces, homes and communities.

This year, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have called for a day of action called, “A Day Without a Woman.”

We encourage activists in our movement to show solidarity with working women around the world.

  1. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small and women- and minority-owned businesses).
  2. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.
  3. Men who are allies of this movement and want to show solidarity can lean into caregiving and lend their support for equal pay and adequate paid family leave for women.
  4. Show your support on social media, using our social media toolkit.

The goal of this day is to “highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face.”

If you're in Washington, D.C., and want to attend a local event on March 8, a rally called Women Workers Rising will be held outside the Department of Labor starting at 3:30 p.m. The goal of the event is to call for an end to workplace violence and harassment, and promote pay equity, one fair living wage and labor rights at work.

How will you be participating in International Women's Day and A Day Without a Woman? Go to our Facebook page and leave a comment.

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