Women from all social groups and classes will put down tools on Monday, March 9 in a nationwide protest at the wave of femicides in Mexico.
Organizers say the aim of #UnDíaSinMujeres or #UnDíaSinNosotras – or paro de mujeres – is to “make visible the indispensability of women in daily life, in business and the development of society.”
Women are urged not to go to work, go shopping, or carry out any task that involves economic activity. Girls should skip school, too.
Many universities, schools and government agencies have agreed to support the strike, which will take place the day after International Women’s Day. In addition, hundreds of businesses have indicated their willingness to permit their female staff to participate and not discount their pay. Employers of domestic workers are urged to follow suit.
Women whose absence at work might endanger the security or health of the population should not participate, organizers concede.