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Rio Joins International Women’s Strike Tomorrow, March 8th

By Ciara Long, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tomorrow, March 8th, from 4PM, women will gather outside Rio de Janeiro’s Candelária church in Centro to commemorate International Women’s Day. This year’s event calls special attention not just to violence committed against women, but also to society’s dependence on unpaid domestic labour that women do.

“The biggest challenge for women today in Rio de Janeiro is just to survive,” said Flávia Prata, a member of 8M Mulheres (8 Million Women) and one of the march’s organisers. “You don’t know if you will . . .

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