March 9th: A day without women in Mexico

Mexican Activists Call a Nationwide Women’s Strike to protest against AMLO’s administration inefficiency to stop gender-based violence.

In response to a string of recent murders, Mexican feminist groups called a women’s strike for March 9 to protest government inaction over rising violence against women.

According to government statistics, femicides in Mexico have increased 137 percent over the past five years.

The strike has gained widespread support, and President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced there will be no punishment for civil service workers who join.

One estimate, by Mexico’s national business chamber Concanaco Servytur, puts the potential cost of the one-day strike to the Mexican economy at US$1.37 billion.

The Mazatlan Post

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