• Press Release

Amnesty International USA Endorses National Women’s Strike, Set for March 8

March 2, 2017

Amnesty International USA today announced that it is endorsing and supporting “A Day Without A Woman,” a day of strike taking place on March 8 to call for justice and equality for women.

“We stand in solidarity with those striking on March 8 to demand justice and equality for women in the U.S. and around the world,” said Margaret Huang, Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. “We are alarmed by the attacks on human rights that we’ve seen in just the first month of the Trump Administration, and we proudly stand with millions of people across the U.S. and around the world who refuse to let this government roll back rights that we’ve fought for decades to secure. We are encouraging our members, supporters, and staff to act in solidarity on March 8, which they can do by refraining from working or shopping if they are in a position to do so, wearing red, and pressing policymakers to extend equal pay and adequate family leave for women.”

More on “A Day Without A Woman” is available at the Women’s March website. Amnesty International USA was a cosponsor of the Women’s March in January. Amnesty International USA is also marking International Women’s Day by calling attention to women impacted by President Trump’s Muslim ban and by participating in protests against the global “gag rule,” which blocks U.S. aid to organizations that provide, support, or discuss abortion.