Back in January, the Women's March on London back in January saw thousands of protesters come together to celebrate women’s rights, human rights and equality. The protest had a huge turnout, but what next? Well, tomorrow is International Women's Day, but the organisers behind the Women's March have also dubbed it 'A Day Without a Woman', and they're calling on women around the world to go on strike.
The aim is to recognise 'the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system – while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity'. Here's how you can get involved:
1. Take the day off from any paid or unpaid work
2. Avoid shopping for one day (unless at small, women-and minority-owned businesses)
3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
So if you notice a lack of women in your office tomorrow, or lots of people wearing red – now you know why.