What ‘A Day Without Women’ in Mexico looks like

Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, 2019. The sign says "No nací mujer para morir por serlo," meaning "I was not born a woman to die for being it.” Credit: Thayne Tuason/Wikimedia Commons.

Thousands of women in Mexico are striking today. They’re not going to work or school. They’re participating in the economy at all. They’re calling it “A Day Without Women” or “Un Dia Sin Mujeres.”

On Sunday -- International Women’s Day -- 80,000 women protested in the streets, demanding more government protections against increasing violence.