Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. In Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, Pizzeria Paradiso announced they will serve half the menu to symbolize the impact of a day "without approximately half of the world's population".
National organizers want women to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor, abstain from shopping unless at a woman- or minority-owned business, and wear red. A few blocks away, the organizers of January's Women's March are holding a lunchtime rally at City Hall from noon to 2pm.
Some U.S. school districts have already canceled classes for Wednesday.
"It came out of nowhere", said a parent named Nebriya who asked WTOP only publish her first name. I also believe general strikes are a powerful protest tool-I was in awe when the women of Poland used the tactic to successfully stop their government from banning abortion just a few months ago.
Rep. Lois Frankel (Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic Women's Working Group, told The Hill on Tuesday that members had considered abstaining from votes on Wednesday to participate in A Day Without a Woman.
But whoever can participate should, says Stein.
It's not clear how successful a women's strike will be in the United States, where the labor movement has become relatively weak and where "general strikes" are a hard tactic to pull off, according to the website Vox. "Even if we were, I would have taken the day off to stand in solidarity against a hateful embarrassment of our country right now".
Not everyone is striking, of course. It also aims to bring attention to the lower wages, sexual harassment, discrimination, and job insecurity that women often face.
The organizers of "A Day Without a Woman" have offered up other ways for women to show their support of the protest that don't involve taking time off of work. The little girl then travels to an imaginary world where she meets 13 women- a pilot, a painter, an astronaut, a classical dancer, a scientist, a doctor, a badminton player and others.
Heidi Stevens looks at what men can do to support their wives and female co-workers, offering tips in the Chicago Tribune on how to collaborate on domestic chores and advocate for women colleagues.
Margot Parker, UKIP's Women's and Equality spokesperson has backed International Women's Day which takes place this Wednesday.
8 March is International Women's Day, and the theme for 2017 is Be Bold for Change.