The Women's March on Washington in January. The exhibition tells the stories of women caught in armed conflicts in places such as Afghanistan, Colombia and Sierra Leone. We believe in gender justice. Starting at 11:30 a.m.at the Freedom Plaza in D.C., nearly 40 organizations are sponsoring a protest against the Global Gag Rule (Mexico City Policy), one of the first actions President Donald Trump took after entering office.

In order to participate, women are urged to take the day off from paid or unpaid labor, avoid shopping for one day, with the exception of small women and minority owned businesses, as well as wearing RED - a color of love, revolution, energy, and sacrifice - in solidarity. I hope you will stand in support of me, and any of my women colleagues who choose to participate, in observance of this day.

She said: "This day belongs to all of us - men and women - as we strive to bring about change".

European Commissioners acknowledge both the progress and the further work that has to be done, sixty years after equality between women and men was embedded in the Rome Treaty as one of the EU's fundamental values. Women are a valuable resource which, when fostered, makes us all stronger.

The European Parliament will use the upcoming International Women's Day (8 March) to highlight the issue of women's economic empowerment.

While the current International Women's Day events are more likely to be social events, the day once involved marching, calling for women's rights, including equal pay.

You can find out more info about all the goings-on at the Women's March site here or check out this complete list of events in the U.S. If you're outside the States, see this list.

The Minister says we should break the silence by providing women a space to hear their voice, a space to live life free from violence and a space to utilize their potential for the development of our nation.

Still, organizers admit that it will be hard to quantify the effects of the strike because of the factors involved.

Whether it's an entire outfit or a simple ribbon, Women's Strike organizers want womenand alliesto wear red on Wednesday.

"While the most impactful way would be to take the day off, we realize that many women in our most vulnerable communities or whose jobs provide essential services, including reproductive health services, will not have the ability to join the strike", Fendlay said.


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