Mexican women will commemorate International Women’s Day with protests

In recent years, femicide, harassment, and sexual abuse have reached alarming levels

Mexican women will commemorate International Women’s Day with protests
The date was established as an effort to promote women’s rights, especially the right to vote - Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP
English 03/03/2020 15:52 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 16:03
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On March 8, during International Women’s Day, Mexican women will take the streets to protests against femicide, gender-based violence, harassment, discrimination, and inequality.

Several feminist NGOs and groups are calling women to gather at the Revolution Monument, they will march towards the anti-monument, and then finally reach the Zócalo.

The protest will start at 2 PM but organizers are asking women to arrive at the monument by 1:30 PM.

Others cities joining the March 8 protests are the state of Mexico, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yuctán, and Zacatecas.

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According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, International Women's Day has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975 but the feminist movement commemorated it since the early 1900s.

The date was established as an effort to promote women’s rights, especially the right to vote.

This date is now an important occasion to promote women’s issues and rights, especially in developing countries such as Mexico.

On March 9, women all over the country will go on a national strike to protest femicide. universities, government departments, banks, stores, and newspapers are showing support and will not implement economic sanctions against the women who miss work to protest.

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