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Time for “gender budgeting?”

This week, women around the world will protest the devaluation of their labour

By Jessica Abrahams  

A graphic from the "A Day Without a Woman" section, from

“First we marched, now we strike! Wednesday 8th March will be a day without women!”

These are the kinds of battle cries currently doing the rounds on social media as women in the US and dozens of other countries prepare for a general strike on International Women’s Day on Wednesday. The idea is to withdraw from economic activity—both paid and unpaid work, and spending money—for 24 hours to prove the value of women’s labour and to protest recent…

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