“In the United States, some women are taking the day off from paid and unpaid labor in a strike billed as “A Day Without a Woman.” The action is aimed at showing the economic importance and impact of women on society. It was organized following the Women’s March on January 21, which saw huge crowds of demonstrators rally in Washington, DC, and around the nation, in a backlash against US President Donald Trump on his first full day in office.
American women aren’t the only ones taking to the streets. In Ireland, where abortion is illegal in almost all circumstances, women and abortion rights activists wore black in a day of action dubbed “Strike 4 Repeal.”
In Australia, thousands of demonstrators attended a rally in Melbourne, demanding economic justice and reproductive rights for women around the world. In the Philippines, members of the women’s group Gabriela Party marched to the US embassy in Manila carrying signs calling for employment and discrimination reforms.”