The idea behind the movement is to make women’s value in the workplace, in the economy and in their families felt by taking them away for the day. Women are encouraged to stay home from work, abstain from emotional labor and only spend money at women- and minority-owned businesses to raise awareness about the pay gap, unequal representation in government and gender-based violence.
Those who are striking are also encouraged to join one of the rallies taking place around the world. Women who can’t participate are encouraged to wear red in solidarity.
Celebrities and influential figures have come to the forefront to express their support for the #ADayWithoutAWoman strike. Check out some of their Tweets below.
— Madonna (@Madonna) March 8, 2017
#internationalwomensday 🙌🏻eternal love, support, respect & admiration 💕
— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) March 8, 2017
— Adele (@Adele) March 8, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 8, 2017
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) March 8, 2017
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 8, 2017
For all that women do…. pic.twitter.com/bLk7VFZgZw
— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) March 8, 2017