National Organization for Women is Going on Strike on Wednesday, March 8

Women all over the world are participating in "A Day Without Women" on International Women's Day, Wednesday March 8th.

The growing worldwide women's movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women's conferences, helped to make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women's rights and participation in political and economic arenas.

Women's Strike organizers encourage those who can't take the day off work - and even those who can - to avoid spending money on March 8.

'That's why governments, through progressive taxation measures, must raise the funds to provide the types of social infrastructure that will empower women to take control of their financial futures: this includes improving opportunities for work that is decent, well-paid, secure and safe. On Women's Day, activists wear a purple ribbon on their wrist to support equality, justice, dignity and respect to women. "All of us who care about equal rights have a part to play".

It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.

To call for gender equality, International Women's Day (IWD) has been celebrated every year on March 8, since 1913.

"We ask that in marking this important day, we renew our pledge to forge ahead together in collaboration towards gender parity". "Surely we want the best in the media all day every day, be it men or women", she said. It is their inner emotional strength that makes them successful achievers in their personal, social and professional lives.

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

"It's unlawful to strike unless your strike relates to enterprise bargaining and has been approved by a ballot order given by the Fair Work Commission", says director of Australian Business Lawyers and Advisors Luis Izzo. Organizers say the color red represents "revolutionary love and sacrifice". It is also a reminder of the many obstacles women faced and how they excelled despite the hurdles. According to the European Union, while many things are improving and going in the right direction, women still earn less for doing the same work and struggle to access to highest ranks and top positions in their organizations.

Like what, are we supposed to stop, wave, and offer them our phone number, or go out with them on a date?

  • Rogelio Becker