On March 8, thousands of women across the nation will go missing. They will not be victims of crime, but they will take a stand to spread a powerful message. Presented by the group who organized the Women’s March on Jan. 21, “A Day Without a Woman” will take place on International Women’s Day. The organizers have set guidelines on the one-day protest and its purpose.
On March 8, women who seek to join the protest should wear red because it’s the color signifying revolutionary love and sacrifice; only spend money at small, women and minority-owned businesses for the day; and take the day off from paid and unpaid labor.
The purpose of the protest is to show the economic and social impact of women around the world. The protest is also in response to President Donald Trump who has made several sexist remarks in the past and has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.
On Jan. 21, close to 500,000 people marched on Washington in direct protest to Trump becoming the 45th U.S. President.
“We want this to be a day where women feel empowered to take a stance on their value in the workplace and the world beyond,” said Cassady Fendlay, a national spokesperson with the Women’s March. “While the most impactful way would be to take the day off, we realize that many women in our most vulnerable communities or whose jobs provide essential services, including reproductive health services, will not have the ability to join the strike. We strike for each of them and we look forward to seeing the creative ways both men and women will showcase their support.”