Why do I strike?/¿porqué paro?

ARGENTINA

Argentina, as well as all Latin America, is now suffering a conservative restoration within the economy and society by the authoritarian government of Mauricio Macri. In order to redistribute capital and restore the privileges of old traditional oligarchies over the...

AUSTRALIA

Currently we feel a rising apathy nearing outright hostility towards the status of women. From the defunding of Domestic Violence shelters and legal aid, to the blind eye the criminal justice system turn towards male violence against women, women always firstly held...

GERMANY/ALEMANIA

From feminicide to selfdefence! we defend ourselves, we organize ourselves, we determine ourselves! We create women’s solidarity against sexism, homo- trans- inter- discrimination, patriarchal social structures, family violence. Against war and persecution, racism,...

Guatemala

Por qué paramos en Guatemala Porque somos el segundo lugar del mundo en Femicidios. Nuestro primer reclamo es que dejen de matarnos. En Guatemala mueren 760 mujeres asesinadas cada año. No hay un solo día sin una muerte violenta de mujeres. Por la violencia sexual en...

Hungary/Hungría

1. Freedom of choice for women: Every woman should be able to decide about her body! This includes the way we look, the way we seek pleasure, if and when we want to have children, among other choices we make about our own bodies. Together we strive to build cultures...

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND/REPÚBLICA DE IRLANDA

Ireland is protesting to repeal the 8th amendment and give women back our rights, our choice and our bodies. Women of Ireland cannot be forgotten any longer. We cannot wait to repeal the 8th. Repeal the 8th is the fight in Ireland to get free, safe and legal access to...

NORTHERN IRELAND/IRLANDA DEL NORTE

We are making a stand against the violence perpetrated on women. Domestic, economic, sexual, reproductive. We are angry and we want our voices to be heard. Loud and fierce. Northern Ireland is the only region in the UK where the 1967 Abortion Act does not apply. Under...

ITALY/ITALIA

Male violence against women is not a private matter nor an emergency, but a structural and transversal phenomenon in our society, a matter of political fact, which has its roots in the unequal distribution of power between sexes. Violence is experienced in every...

MEXICO/MÉXICO

Erradication of femicide Legalization of abortion in all states Awareness campaigns towards media outlets and journalist in regards to the way their reporting perpetuates gender violence and harmful stereotypes and mechanisms to measure their success Dismantling of...

NICARAGUA

In spite of having legislation in paper favorable to sanction the violence against woman, the Nicaraguan government acts double-dealing forcing to mediate any situation of violence against women with her aggressor, does not implement resources for specialized...

SCOTLAND/ESCOCIA

While figures for many crimes in Scotland are going down, for sexual offences they continue to rise. In 2014/15 the recording of sexual crimes in Scotland was at the highest level seen since 1971. One in ten women in Scotland has experienced rape and one in five women...

SOUTH KOREA/COREA DEL SUR

Our agenda is: right to abortion antidiscrimination laws, same labor wage, basic income The Koreans are condemning the patriarchal culture and misogyny. They are still faced with one-month sentence on doctors performing abortions. // Hay un escándalo de corrupción muy...

Paraguay

Este año se registraron 8 casos de femicidios en nuestro país, y recién estamos arrancando febrero. El año pasado fueron 32 los casos. El panorama es alarmante y a nivel global es peor. Cada día tenemos nuevos casos de abusos sexuales a niñas, y de embarazos productos...

PERU

Peruvian women and migrants living in Peru, all women in their diversity, demand: Promotion of the Gender approach in the education of all the peruvian children and teenagers. They deserve an education in human rights equality without stereotypes. Our education will...

POLAND/POLONIA

Poland is experiencing an ultraconservative government for over a year which was trying to introduce further penalizations on abortion, legal today in three cases (rape, health threat to the woman, a terminally ill or deformed fetus) but is in fact all-but...

RUSSIA/RUSIA

A major threat to women's rights in Russia is the strong role of the Russian Orthodox Church in society. The main opponents of feminism are in the RPC (Russian Orthodox Church): Patriarch Kirill (Vladimir Gundyaev) and Archpriest Dimitry Smirnov. Archpriest Smirnov...

Salvador/El Salvador

Estamos cansadas de la misoginia y el discurso contra lo que llaman “ideología de género” por parte de los funcionarios y las personas públicas. Estamos cansadas de la intervención de la Iglesia en las decisiones sobre nuestros cuerpos. Paramos porque las...

SWEDEN/SUECIA

Here is a reasoning for our protest Malmö: As human beings we are fighting for our basic rights. We are standing united all over the World in order to achieve: – equal rights – end of violence against women – access to legal abortion – basic human rights –...

TURKEY/TURQUÍA

Women in Turkey are currently living under a State of Emergency – following the failed coup attempt on the 15th of July – in which the government has not only targeted the opposition, journalists, activists, teachers, workers, academics (including feminist academics,...

Uruguay

Uruguay se enfrenta a una etapa regional en la que la articulación entre en neoliberalismo económico y el autoritarismo religioso no permiten en despliegue de perspectivas de transformación reales de la realidad de las mujeres y de todxs las personas cuyos derechos...

USA/EEUU

An End to Gender Violence - All women deserve a life free of violence, both domestic and institutional.  Working women, trans women, and women of color face the worst aspects of direct institutionalized violence, be it in the form of police brutality, immigration...