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“A Day Without Women” in Mexico

On Sunday, March 8, 2020, women marched against gender violence during International Women’s Day in Mexico City. This is due to an increase in the killings of women and girls in that country.

Last year alone, there were 3,825 women violently killed working out to 10 women being killed each day said Mexico’s National Citizen Observatory. Protests mark the struggle of Mexican women since Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for females.

At least 80,000 people participated in the march this Sunday causing the strike called “A Day Without Women” this Monday. Thousands of women across Mexico stayed home from work and school. The purpose was to show how a society without women just simply doesn’t work.

Viviana Mendez, a supporter of the strike said: “What we want to provoke is that they see that if we’re not there, the city won’t circulate. That there are many of us. What are they going to do without us if they are killing us?” Even the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López was empty of seats since female journalists joined the strike as well. President Andrés Manuel López responded by saying that each worker gets to decide what to do.

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