Thousands of women go on strike in Ireland in protest at abortion ban

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Thousands of women go on strike in Ireland in protest at abortion ban

Protesters wear black and are encouraged to take the day off work in action to coincide with International Women's Day

by Siobhan Fenton Dublin
Thursday 9 March 2017

Thousands of women have gone on strike in towns and cities across Northern Ireland and the Republic to protest the countries' abortion bans, as part of a day of action organised to coincide with International Women's Day.

Women wore all black and were encouraged to take the day off work as well as refraining from performing emotional labour, unpaid gendered expectations placed on women.

Continued at source: The Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/abortion-ban-ireland-dublin-protest-strike-international-womens-day-a7621621.html