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Day without a woman

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. www.internationalwomensday.com

#IWD2017 #BeBoldForChange

On this International Women’s Day, many are choosing to celebrate by showing people what our world would be like without women. Organizers are calling it, “A Day Without A Woman.”

It’s being put together by the same people who led the Women’s March on Washington that followed the Inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Organizers say the point of “A Day Without A Woman” is for people to recognize the value women add to our socioeconomic system, while experiencing inequities, such as lower wages and discrimination.

Organizers say you can participate in one or all of the following ways:

  • Take the day off
  • Avoid shopping for the day unless you’re supporting small, women-owned or minority-owned business
  • Wear red in solidarity
  • Use #DayWithoutAWoman to spread the word
Kat Anderson

Kat Anderson

Pacific Media Workers Guild Administrative Officer/Business Agent, founder of Bay News Rising mentorship program for college journalism students and editor of mediaworkers.org.

2 Comments

  1. Gloria La Riva
    March 8, 2017 at 7:34 am — Reply

    So glad to see this post! Happy International Women’s Day to all my union sisters. School districts shutting down in parts of U.S., and some day it will be a national holiday! Thank you Kat!

  2. Amy Yannello
    March 8, 2017 at 3:07 pm — Reply

    Happy International Women’s Day to all my union sisters!
    As a partially-disabled female freelance journalist specializing in covering stories about the underserved and disenfranchised, I can tell you that we undeniably need more women in newsrooms in decision-making capacities, driving news coverage.
    Thanks for this post, Kat! #HerVoiceOneVoice #ShePersisted

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