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So, when is International Men's Day?

Those participating are encouraged to take off from paid or unpaid work, shop exclusively at small, women or minority-owned businesses, and wear red-which is the official color of the movement.

Mahaney said while it will create a shortage of employees, he's giving all the women employees the day off with pay.

With many staying at home from work and school, Action NC says this will show how important women are to the economy and community.

And this isn't even considered a completely fair estimate, since it doesn't take into account industries in which women make less than their male counterparts or unpaid household labor.

"A Day Without a Woman" also deemed the Women's Strike, will be demonstrating all over the globe today, March 8th, for International Women's Day.

Some local employers gave their female employees the day off. Lori Hulvey, 38, who runs a case management agency for adults with autism, Graceful Progress, said she made a decision to take the day off and give her two female employees the day off if they chose.

Women are being encouraged to take the day off, avoid shopping and wear red.

Tamika Mallory, Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland were arrested early Wednesday afternoon after a day of loud but orderly protests for "A Day Without a Woman", a strike the group organized to mark IWD.

Thousands of women rallied together in the Big Apple and around the world on Wednesday as part of "A Day Without a Woman".

But whoever can participate should, says Stein.

Wednesday is International Women's Day, which is usually celebrated in the United States with a feel-good events heralding the importance of women's rights.

Not everyone is striking, of course.

"We're actually probably causing a lot of working women to scramble for child care and some of them are minimum-wage workers", said one teacher to The Washington Post.

People and companies around the world are fighting for gender equality and showing their support for women today through protests, events and other creative variations.


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