Women in Poland have gone on strike in protest against proposals for a total ban on abortion.
They marched through the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights.
Women who oppose the ban are staying away from work and school and refusing to do domestic chores, in a protest inspired by a women’s strike in Iceland in 1975.
Anti-abortion protests are being held around the country too.
Women took to the streets of the capital city, Warsaw, in a pro-choice march on what they are calling “Black Monday”.
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People who wish to express their solidarity with women in Poland are invited to bring a candle to the Polish consulate on Eden Quay this evening between 5.30 to 7pm.
Lenny Abrahamson writes:
Huge protests happening in Poland against a full scale attack on women’s rights. They are asking for support from abroad…