The International Women’s Day 2017 placed women’s work in the first line by arranging strikes in more than 50 countries throughout the world. This first International Women’s Strike from both paid and unpaid labor aimed to put more pressure on governments, institutions and corporations by giving women a voice that has been ignored until now.
On one of the most political International Women’s Day, millions of people took part in worldwide actions to show solidarity with a revived and powerful global women’s movement.
Organizers arranged the International Women’s Strike by joining the coordinators of the Women’s March and other hundreds of human and women’s rights’ activists around the globe. The theme for the year 2017, which was #BeBoldForChange, praised the economic, political, social and cultural achievements of women throughout history.
Moreover, organizers from diverse countries proposed supporters to wear diverse colors such as red in solidarity with the women’s labor movement, black to focus on issues like femicide or abortion, and other colors depending on the topics that were claimed.