Hillary Clinton Kicks Off International Womens Day At United Nations

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off International Womens Day At United Nations

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off International Womens Day At United Nations

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an International Womens Day event at the U.N. headquarters in New York, March 7, 2014.

Hillary Clinton said before the United Nations on Friday that womens rights should be a central part of a global development agenda, as women and womens groups around the world prepared to demonstrate for gender equality as part of International Womens Day.

Equality for women remains the great unfinished business of the 21st century, Clinton said in her headline speech at the UN commemoration of International Womens Day, which is Saturday. No country in the world, including my own, has achieved full participation.

The presumptive Democratic nominee for president in 2016 said that women and girls and the cause of gender equality must be the core of the UNs agenda to promote development around the world,reportsthe New YorkDaily News. Last month, Clinton told the UN that still too many women face far too much discrimination and violence.

Clintons remarks echoed the call of thousands around the world who marched for female equality. In Sydney, Australia, over a thousand women marched Saturday to mark International Womens day and oppose a proposed law that would greatly restrict abortion rights, making it a criminal offense to destroy or harm a fetus after it reaches 20 weeks,reportsthe Guardian.

Women streamed into London from across the United Kingdom to commemorate womens struggles worldwide and protest the UKs record on gender equality. There were also marches in countries as disparate as Thailand, Pakistan, Kosovo, and France.

Even the Google doodle came out in support of the day, featuring cameos of women around the world, most of them unknown, saying Happy International Womens Day in dozens of languages. It was a powerful reminder of the unsung women around the world, a message that millions of people Saturday will be hard-pressed to ignore.

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About V-Day

To read V-Day founder Eve Enslers bio, click here

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls*. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery.

Through V-Day campaigns, local volunteers and college students produce annual benefit performances ofThe Vagina MonologuesandA Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayerto raise awareness and funds for anti-violence groups within their own communities. Each year, thousands of V-Day benefit events take place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls.

Performance is just the beginning. V-Day stages large-scale benefits and produces innovative gatherings, films and campaigns to educate and change social attitudes towards violence against women. These include the documentaryUntil The Violence Stops; community briefings on the missing and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico; the December 2003 V-Day delegation trip to Israel, Palestine, Egypt and Jordan; the Afghan Womens Summit; the March 2004 delegation to India; the Stop Rape Contest; the Indian Country Project; Love Your Tree; the June 2006 two-week festival of theater, spoken word, performance and community events UNTIL THE VIOLENCE STOPS: NYC; the 2008,V-Day 10-year anniversary events V TO THE TENTH at the New Orleans Arena and Louisiana Superdome; theStop Raping Our Greatest Resource: Power To The Women and Girls of the Democratic Republic of Congo Campaign; theV-Girls Campaign, and the V-Men Campaign.

In conjunction with the 15th anniversary, V-Day launched its most ambitious campaign to date -ONE BILLION RISING. One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentines Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014, One Billion Rising for Justice focused on the issue of justice for all survivors of gender violence, and highlighted the impunity that lives at the intersection of poverty, racism, war, the plunder of the environment, capitalism, imperialism, and patriarchy. For the third year of the campaign, One Billion Risings global coordinators chose the theme of Revolution as an escalation of the demand for justice, and to build upon the massive efforts of communities worldwide that also looked at the roots and causes of violence as part of their call for justice. On14 February 2015, millions of activists in over 200 countries gathered to Rise for REVOLUTION, to change the paradigm, demand accountability, justice and systematic CHANGE. They rose to show we are determined to create a new kind of consciousness one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable. In 2016, the theme of Revolution continued with a call to focus on marginalised women and to bring national and international focus to their issues; bringing in new artistic energy; amplifying Revolution as a call for system change to end violence against women and girls; calling on people to rise for others, and not just for ourselves. In 2017, the theme is Solidarity to End the Exploitation of Women. We invite you to join us, visit

V-Day, a non-profit 501c3 corporation, distributes funds to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs that work to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements and awards and is, one of the Top-Rated organizations on both Charity Navigator and Guidestar. In 2001, V-Day was named one ofWorth Magazines 100 Best Charities, in 2006 one ofMarie Claire Magazines Top Ten Charities, and in 2010 was named as one of the Top-Rated organizations on GreatNonprofits. In eighteen years, the V-Day movement has raised over $100 million.

The V in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina.

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*Women and girls is an inclusive term reflecting all those who were assigned and/or identify as female.

Woman Define Woman at

the female human being, as distinguished from a girl or a man.

a female attendant to a lady of rank.

the nature, characteristics, or feelings often attributed to women; womanliness.

a sweetheart or paramour; mistress.

a female employee or representative:

A woman from the real estate agency called.

a female person who cleans house, cooks, etc.; housekeeper:

The woman will be in to clean today.

Woman is no longer subordinate to man.

to put into the company of a woman.

to cause to act or yield like a woman.

(of females) to be free from restrictions, control, or dictatorial influence; be independent.

(see synonym study at the current entry; see usage note at the current entry)

are nouns referring to adult human beings who are biologically female; that is, capable of bearing offspring.

is the general term. It is neutral, lacking either favorable or unfavorable implication, and is the most commonly used of the three:

a wealthy woman; a woman of strong character, of unbridled appetites.

In scientific, statistical, and other objective use,

and may apply to plants and animals also:

104 females to every 100 males; Among lions, the female is the chief hunter.

is sometimes used in disparaging contexts:

a gossipy female; a conniving female.

meaning refined, polite woman is a term of approval or praise:

a real lady in all things; to behave like a lady.

was sometimes regarded as demeaning and

is the designation preferred by most modern female adults:

League of Women Voters; American Association of University Women.

is the standard feminine parallel to

is exceptional in that the plural form

as a term of courtesy has diminished somewhat in recent years (

), although it still survives in a few set phrases (

is also used, but decreasingly, as a term of reference for women engaged in occupations considered by some to be menial or routine:

chairwoman; forewoman; spokeswoman.

are equivalent to the masculine compounds in

When the person referred to is a woman, the feminine form is often, but not always, used:

alderman, alderwoman; assemblyman, assemblywoman; chairman, chairwoman; congressman, congresswoman; spokesman, spokeswoman; businessman, businesswoman.

are applied to women, and occasionally terms in

In general, the practice in current edited written English is to avoid the

form in reference to a woman or the plural

when members of both sexes are involved. Instead, a sex-neutral term is used:

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.Cite This SourceExamples from the Web forwomanExpandContemporary Examples

A fourth suspect, a 26-year-oldwomannamed Hayat Boumeddiene, remains at large.

In 2009, a Pakistani Christianwomangot into a religious argument with some Muslim women with whom she was harvesting berries.

It is the summit of human happiness: the surrender of man to God, ofwomanto man, of several women to the same man.

While 19 percent of the House is female, just onewomanwill get to chair one of its 20 committees.

Instead, the man andwomanin the truck wanted to know where the crash site was and whether would I show them.

If that man was awomanhed be a warm neighbourhood gossip.

Nowomanwas allowed to enter Olympia, during the celebration of the games.

Yea, like awoman, who deems a man safest when he is a tailor, or a perfumer.

It had been all the same to Mrs. Bines for as many years as awomanof fifty can remember.

Some other men and awomanwere scanning the hoisting machinery with superior looks.

a man considered as having supposed female characteristics, such as meekness or timidity

Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition

© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins

Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012Cite This SourceWord Origin and History forwomanExpandn.

late Old Englishwimman(pluralwimmen), literally woman-man, alteration ofwifman(pluralwifmen), a compound ofwifwoman (seewife) +manhuman being (in Old English used in reference to both sexes; seeman(n.)). Cf. Dutchvrouwmenswife, literally woman-man.

The formation is peculiar to English and Dutch. Replaced older Old Englishwifandqueanas the word for female human being. The pronunciation of the singular altered in Middle English by the rounding influence of-w-; the plural retains the original vowel. Meaning wife, now largely restricted to U.S. dialectal use, is attested from mid-15c.Womens liberationis attested from 1966;womens rightsis from 1840, with an isolated example in 1630s.

bag lady,bottom woman,the little woman,old woman

Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

All English speakers likely know this word

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Veterans Day 6 Women Veterans Reflect On Their Military Service

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Veterans Day: 6 Women Veterans Reflect On Their Military Service

There are more than 2 million women veterans in the U.S. NPR spoke with six of them to find out what their service means to them.

6 Women Veterans Recall Their Military Service: It Was Just The Thing To Do

There are more than 21 million military veterans in the country,according to a 2016 reportfrom the Department of Veterans Affairs. About 2 million of those are women.

In commemoration of Veterans Day, NPR spoke with six women veterans living at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., to find out what their service means to them. Here are their stories.

Rosebud Archer, a veteran of the Navy and Army, served from 1952-1993. She earned a Good Conduct Medal while serving in the Navy.Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

Rosebud Archer, a veteran of the Navy and Army, served from 1952-1993. She earned a Good Conduct Medal while serving in the Navy.

Growing up in New Jersey, Rosebud Archer had a nickname: the Little Mayor of Plainfield. She was well known for her community involvement in that city, where she went to the local nursery once a week to read to children and helped plan outdoor youth programs at City Hall.

The octogenarian recalls her mother emphasizing to her and her siblings that it was their job to help people who were less fortunate than they were. That directive came from a widow who worked 16 hours a day to provide for her six children after their father suffered a heart attack and died. Archer was 8 when she lost her dad.

The inherited sense of duty coupled with her family connection to the military (her uncles and brothers served) led Archer to join the Navy, where she earned a Good Conduct Medal. She served from 1952-56, during which she traveled and performed with a naval entertainment troupe, worked in a photography lab, helped in the education office and eventually became a flight attendant. She later joined the Army, where she became a master sergeant and served until 1993.

No matter which job she was doing, she was known to go above and beyond.

When I got a promotion, nobody wanted to take my job, Archer recalled. They said, Wow, we didnt know you had to do all of this … and I was doing it all by myself.

Emmy Lu Daly worked at a naval supply depot in Clearfield, Utah, from 1944-46.Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

Emmy Lu Daly spent two years in the Navy surrounded by ship parts, but she never saw a ship. Or the ocean, for that matter. She worked at a naval supply depot in Clearfield, Utah, checking inventory and shipping out materials during and after World War II.

She joined the Navy at 21, largely because everyone else around her was doing something to help the war cause. She wanted to contribute, too. She trained to be a yeoman, or Navy secretary, but she never did do clerical work, which she says she didnt mind. When the war ended and she left the military, she attended school on the GI Bill. She went on to work as a legal secretary, then got into the insurance business.

While living in the Armed Forces Retirement Home, she has met a number of people who spent their lives in the military, and the weight of their service and sacrifice strikes her.

A whole lot of the people here are career people, people whove been in it, and Im humbled before them with my two years, she said. And Ive only been here six months, and Im deeply grateful to be here. Ive learned a whole lot at 94.

Muriel Kupersmith worked as a secretary in the Marine Corps from 1944-46. She was tasked with notifying families when servicemen were killed in action.Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

It was one of the most difficult jobs she has ever done. Muriel Kupersmith, now 94, worked as a secretary during World War II. She was tasked with sending letters to notify the families of servicemen killed in action and going through their personal belongings before sending them back to loved ones.

At first, it was quite difficult, she said. I cried a lot. I wasnt supposed to cry, but I couldnt help it.

While working in that role, Kupersmith found out that her then-fianc was injured on Okinawa and would be returning on a medical ship. But he never arrived; she received notice at work that he had died en route. That was her doomsday, she said.

Everybody was very kind to me, everybody was very understanding, but it took me a while to get over it, she said. That was many years ago, and a lot of things Ive forgotten, but I cant forget that.

Kupersmith eventually married and had a son. Right after she delivered him, with her mother in the room, they suddenly heard the Marines Hymn playing on the radio.

It sounds unreal, but my mother was there, and she said to me, Now you have a little Marine.

Norma Rambow joined the Marine Corps in 1943. She spent two years working in a mess hall where she cooked for women Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

Norma Rambow, now 94, saw no option other than joining the military after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. She said she would have reported for duty the day after the attack on the American naval base, but at 18, she wasnt old enough.

Almost two years later, when she was eligible, she quit her factory job and joined the Marine Corps in 1943. She spent the next two years working in a mess hall where she cooked for women Marines at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

I had just been an Indiana farm girl, and to visit with all the women from all over the country, it was special, she said.

She left the service shortly after the war, in November 1945, and went back to school, but adjusting to life after service was difficult. She couldnt quite connect with her classmates like she could with women in the Marines. She had lived side by side in barracks with those women; they had all endured the same female sergeant barking at them at boot camp; they leaned on each other when they were homesick. Many of Rambows female classmates couldnt relate.

The girls were much younger, and they were just ordinary girls. They hadnt been away from home. We just felt different, she said. It was difficult to get back in civilian life, it really was.

Catharine Deitch spent a year serving in Calcutta, India, with the Womens Army Corps.Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

Catharine Deitch spent a year serving in Calcutta, India, with the Womens Army Corps.

Catharine Deitchs husband used to joke that he was the first husband ever to watch his wife go to war. And thats just what he did. From a train platform in Ashburg, Pa., he saluted her as she disappeared down the track.

He went in later, but this was all so new, and my orders came right away, and I was gone.

It was 1942, and everyone was stepping up to serve in any way he or she could.

When you see our country being bombed, and youre told youll be captives and all that stuff, it makes everyone patriotic, the 97-year-old said.

Deitch joined the Womens Army Corps and traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla., and Boston before she was stationed in Calcutta, India, for a year. Traveling was one of the best parts about serving, she said. She got to see the world while helping protect her country.

When youre an adventurer and you dont know what lies ahead, youre willing to take on anything if its in the defense of your country.

Plus, she was proud to wear the uniform, which came with perks. Deitch, who became a master sergeant, remembers how wearing her Army uniform got her free admission into movie theaters in Boston.

When youre serving, everyone respects you, she said.

Helen Sadowski traveled all over the country while serving in the Navy for 20 years.Jennifer Kerrigan/NPRhide caption

Helen Sadowski wanted to see more of the world. She grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey and had spent some time in Philadelphia (or the big city, as she calls it), but she wanted more from life than what her small town could offer (which, in her words, was nothing).

So when she strolled past a Navy recruitment center in Camden, N.J., one day, she saw her opportunity.

I went home that night, and my mom had life insurance policies for all the kids … and I told her I needed the number for my life insurance policy, and she said What in the world do you need that for? and I said, I joined the Navy today, and she flipped, Sadowski recalls, laughing. But it was the best thing I did, joining the Navy.

Sadowski, now 89, attended yeoman school in San Diego, where she learned how to do clerical work for the Navy. She served for 20 years and became a petty officer 1st class. Her days mostly revolved around typewriters, carbon copies and stencils, but she got to travel across the country while doing it. She worked in San Francisco (Sin City), the Great Lakes, Newport, R.I., and was stationed at Pearl Harbor before Hawaii became a state.

She still keeps in contact with some of the people she was stationed with, Sadowski said. Thats one of the best parts about service the friendships that come out of it.

The camaraderie you cant beat the camaraderie.

Equal pay

Woman in key No 10 role paid 15,000 less than men for same job

Woman in key No 10 role paid 15,000 less than men for same job

Yale psychologist John Bargh: Politicians want us to be fearful. Theyre manipulating us for their own interest

Yale psychologist John Bargh: Politicians want us to be fearful. Theyre manipulating us for their own interest

EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards

Proposals from European commission would compel businesses to positively discriminate when hiring new executives until quota is reached

EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards

Its time to buckle down and close the gender pay gap. Yes, male colleagues, that means you too

Its time to buckle down and close the gender pay gap. Yes, male colleagues, that means you too

BBC women use Equal Pay Day to highlight gender gap

BBC women use Equal Pay Day to highlight gender gap

Gender pay gap widening for women in their 20s, data shows

Gender pay gap widening for women in their 20s, data shows

Women will wait 217 years for pay gap to close, WEF says

Women will wait 217 years for pay gap to close, WEF says

BBC pay gap: women working with lawyers on potential legal action

At least 10 senior BBC figures including presenters could take legal action if talks with the broadcaster fail to resolve issue

BBC pay gap: women working with lawyers on potential legal action

UK gender pay gap narrows to lowest for 20 years but is still 9.1%

TUC calls for putting more pressure on companies to publish gender pay gaps as men are still being paid 100 a week more than women

UK gender pay gap narrows to lowest for 20 years but is still 9.1%

Bring on Oxbridge quotas and break the middle-class lock on privilege

Elite universities have tried and failed to address concerns about diversity, writes Guardian columnist Sonia Sodha

Bring on Oxbridge quotas and break the middle-class lock on privilege

As Wilkinson joins Bickmore and Aly, pay equity is big news at The Project

Just what is Ten going to do with its (reported) $2m star? Plus: News gives props to its pre-eminent provocateur

As Wilkinson joins Bickmore and Aly, pay equity is big news at The Project

Theresa Mays race disparity audit tells us nothing and offers no fresh solutions

Theresa Mays race disparity audit tells us nothing and offers no fresh solutions

There may finally be a way to stop abuse by anti-abortion protesters

There may finally be a way to stop abuse by anti-abortion protesters

Fearless Girl company discriminated against women by underpaying them

Fearless Girl company discriminated against women by underpaying them

Women should push for higher pay, says Alan Sugar

Women should push for higher pay, says Alan Sugar

As childcare workers we are ignored by politicians. Our only tool left is to walk off the job

We have to stop asking nicely for equal pay and an end to blatant discrimination. I will continue to fight until there is some justice delivered.

As childcare workers we are ignored by politicians. Our only tool left is to walk off the job

Oxford vice-chancellor attacks tawdry politicians in university pay row

Louise Richardson accuses MPs and media of undermining sector and says tuition fees not being used to bolster senior salaries

Oxford vice-chancellor attacks tawdry politicians in university pay row

Asda urged to drop equal pay challenge and raise shop-floor wages

Employment appeal tribunal backs ruling that store staff do jobs comparable to mostly male warehouse workers

Asda urged to drop equal pay challenge and raise shop-floor wages

Ivanka Trump supports rollback of Obamas policy to close gender pay gap

Ivanka Trump supports rollback of Obamas policy to close gender pay gap

The BBC must do better on gender and pay and so must the rest

The BBC must do better on gender and pay and so must the rest

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Meet the Woman Behind Womens Equality Day

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Meet the Woman Behind Womens Equality Day

Bella Abzug benefit for Bella Abzug on Feb. 1, 1971 at Katzs Deli in New York City.

On Aug. 26, 1970, 50,000 women marched down New York Citys Fifth Avenue in an undeniable display of the strength of second-wave feminism. They were celebrating the 50th anniversary of the19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote, but they were also protesting the limits and expectations placed on American womanhood, demanding changes to childcare and abortion policies and education and employment opportunities. Many abandoned their usual domestic duties for the day, with spiritual sisters across the country staging sit-ins and takeovers of all-male bars.

One year to the day after theWomens Strike for Equality March, Congress passed a resolution designating Aug. 26 asWomens Equality Day, and 45 years later, the day continues to be a moment to reckon with how far womens rights have come, and how far they have yet to go.

Though in truth there are many women to thank for establishing Womens Equality Daydating back to the suffragists who gathered at Seneca Falls in 1848the woman most directly responsible was CongresswomanBella Abzug, a Democrat from New York, who introduced the bill that would formally establish the day of recognition.

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Abzugs push for Womens Equality Day was, in fact, far more symbolic than many of the more concrete policies she made a reality in her six years in Congress, not to mention in the two decades prior to her election, which she spent as a lawyer fighting for human rights and civil rights. While in Congress, she co-founded the National Womens Political Caucus along with Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem andShirley Chisholm, working to secure more elected positions for women in politics. She later introduced the first federal gay-rights bill, along with future New York City mayor Ed Koch. Failed bids for Senate and New York City mayor hardly slowed her roll, and she would continue fighting for equal rights until her death in 1998.

But Abzug is remembered as much for her accomplishments as for the way she went about realizing them: neither quietly nor politely, thank you very much. She was known for being brash and outspoken, described in thepagesof TIME as truculent and courageous, with a New York City accent Norman Mailer said could boil the fat off a taxi drivers neck. She spoke, almost always, from beneath a wide-brimmed hat which she began wearing in her early days as a lawyer when she was repeatedly mistaken for a secretary. As TIME wrote of her just 10 days before that 1971 resolution was passed: No one, friend or enemy, denies that Bella Abzug has a certain presence.

Bella Abzug, Co-Founder of the National Womens Political Caucus

Bella announces her candidacy. Applauding are supporters Gloria Steinem, left, and former Ms. publisher Elizabeth Forsling Harris.

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Bella Abzug speaks to supporters, 1972.

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Bella and her primary rival, Rep. William Ryan, are miles apart as they wait to try to sell their candidacies to the Village Independent Democrats club. After a bitter debate, Bella won the clubs support 89 to 57.

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In her do-or-die primary, Bella makes no unimpassioned appearances. Here she demands support from a Manhattan Democratic club.

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Bella Abzug during a peace march, 1972.

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Bella Abzug on the campaign trail, 1972.

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Bella Abzug by the Capitol Building, 1972.

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A women holds a sign during a rally and march on International Womens Day in Washington Square Park in Manhattan, New York, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Women protested around the world on Wednesday for equal rights and in the United States against President Donald Trump, with many Americans skipping work or boycotting stores to demand economic fairness on International Womens Day.

American women seized upon the momentum of the Womens March on Washington on Jan. 21, the day after Trumps inauguration, once again denouncing his policies on abortion and healthcare.

Dubbed A Day Without a Woman in the United States, the nationwide events were modeled in part after pro-immigrant demonstrations on Feb. 16, the latest in a series of anti-Trump protests since his Nov. 8 election.

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By having women, who make up 47 percent of the U.S. civilian labor force, flex their economic muscle, organizers hope to call attention to the gender pay gap, access to reproductive health services, and Trumps actions that have restricted abortion overseas.

Debra Sands, 37, a middle school teacher, joined thousands of women at New York Citys Central Park after her students convinced her to attend.

This past years election made me realize that voting in November isnt enough, Sands said.

New York police reported 13 arrests at the protest in midtown Manhattan. Details on the possible charges were not immediately available.

In San Francisco, where about 1,500 people gathered, Christine Bussenius, 37, said she and her female colleagues at Grey Advertising convinced their all-male managers to give them the day off and participate in the rally.

We were nervous, she admitted. But the men stepped up to fill in the void.

Rallies were held in numerous U.S. cities, including Washington, where demonstrators gathered at the U.S. Labor Department.

Female staffers at Fusion Media Groups Gizmodo declared they were striking for the day.

At least three U.S. school districts, in Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, closed because of staff shortages after teachers requested the day off.

Nearly 1,000 women converged outside Los Angeles City Hall, many of them critical of the Republican-backed healthcare bill that would strip womens health and abortion provider Planned Parenthood of funding.

Its terrifying. Its anti-woman, said Kassia Krozsur, 53, a finance professional.

About 200 gathered in Atlanta, where signs read We are sisters and Stop Trump.

If we want to change what is going on, we need to turn anger into action. People need to run for local office, organizer Rebekah Joy said.

Events large and small were held in cities around the world.

Across the Texas border, women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, painted crosses on lamp posts in solemn remembrance of the hundreds of women who have gone missing or were murdered there in recent years.

In Tbilisi, Georgia, women performed Glass Ceiling, simulating being trapped by the barely visible barrier that stands between women and workplace equality.

They banged drums in Kiev, Ukraine, and played soccer in Nairobi, Kenya. In Sanaa, capital of war-torn Yemen, women dressed in niqabs, the all-black garments that cover the entire body except for an opening over their eyes, held up a sign reading, You keep silent while our children die!

Not all American women, however, were on board with the call for a womens strike, with some critics citing the vagueness of the movements aims and the disruption of work stoppages.

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