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For these women, who are predominantly women of color, their economic security is made more tenuous due to a number of factors, such as lack of worker protections, low wages and lack of workplace-leave policies. Moreover, some women are still subject to violence and abuse and lack any form of education.

With women representing more than half of its workforce, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness is hosting the "A Day Without Women" event where staffers will stage a walkout at 12 pm on Wednesday to show their solidarity for equality, justice and the human rights of women and all gender oppressed people. This day has also been deemed A Day Without Women. The exhibition tells the stories of women caught in armed conflicts in places such as Afghanistan, Colombia and Sierra Leone.

Some businesses also take part to the celebration by launching campaign concentrating on women.

'I would like to participate in "The Day Without Women" protest.

He said because of the historical imbalance in power between men and women this has created growing inequalities within and between societies and countries, which is leading to greater discrimination against women and girls.

"We must take comprehensive action to ensure that women and girls reach the highest attainable standard of health and well-being. Surely we want the best in the media all day every day, be it men or women", she said.

Wear red in solidarity with those participating in and supporting the strike.

You can find out more info about all the goings-on at the Women's March site here or check out this complete list of events in the U.S. If you're outside the States, see this list.

Suzanne Korf is a professional fundraiser who has worked for non-profit organizations for more than 25 years.

The organizers of the Women's March on Washington are calling for a general strike in which women take a day off for "A Day Without A Woman" boycott.

The strike is one part of a larger, grassroots movement to keep women's rights in the spotlight as the Trump administration begins to shape policy at home and overseas. 1975 was United Nations' International Women's Year.

Italy is giving all women free entry to the country's museums on Wednesday to mark International Women's Day.

She said "women need to look inwards now more than ever to be able to determine with drives and interest them; there are so many opportunities in the world today that we can all leverage on instead of copying other people".

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