Day Without A Woman Strike: Some Schools Announce Closings, Demonstrations Planned

Day Without A Woman Strike: Some Schools Announce Closings, Demonstrations Planned

"A Day Without a Woman" also deemed the Women's Strike, will be demonstrating all over the globe today, March 8th, for International Women's Day.

It's an occassion that's been around for decades, but this year the organizers of the Women's March on Washington have coordinated a "Day Without a Woman" as part of the larger International Women's Strike. International Women's Day is observed on March 8 every year across the world.

The protest, dubbed A Day Without A Woman, comes on the heels of a similar event that sought to highlight the importance of immigrants in the American economy, calling on them to similarly stay home from work. "Education is the key and should play a big part in helping to end that oppression".

Several members of Rochester NOW - the National Organization for Women, gathered at Premier Pastry on South Avenue, which is co-owned by a woman.

"There is much work to be done on a whole host of issues - we all need to do out bit".

The Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, March 8 in observance of "A Day Without Women". See whether you know any one of them.

Numerous employees at PACO took time on Tuesday to write to lawmakers about the importance of equality for women in the workplace.

Many prominent women's websites, including Bustle and The Cut, plan on not publishing any new content on Wednesday.

Women across the country participated in the nation-wide walkout, which is meant to "highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the United States and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face", according to organizers.

A day before the event, it was unclear how many women would participate in the strike, but activists, publishers and others have already been showing enthusiastic support for the strike. "For equality, justice and the human rights of all women". For example, Katy Perry, who openly supported Hillary Clinton, has been very vocal about women's rights.