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A Day Without Child Care Workers

Occupations traditionally deemed women’s work have been perpetually undervalued over the course of history, and child care is no exception.

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  • Rebecca Ullrich

March 8 is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to reflect on women’s achievements around the world and call for continued progress toward gender equity. To mark the day, some activists are calling on women to participate in a general strike—dubbed “A Day Without a Woman” by the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington.

Many have rightfully pointed out that, for some women, participating in a strike is out of reach—particularly among the most marginalized women, including those who work for hourly wages, don’t have paid time off, are living paycheck-to-paycheck, or aren’t protected by union representation. Organizers have recognized this, and are offering different ways for women to get involved in the day.

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Authors

Rebecca Ullrich

Policy Analyst