Hundreds Join General Women Strike Campaign

Published July 7th, 2022 - 07:01 GMT

Written by Sally Shakkour

A campaign was launched last month called women's rights activists to join a General Women Strike campaign following the horrific crimes committed against women during the past few weeks including the cold-blooded murder of Neera Ashraf, Iman Ersheed, and the killing of another Jordanian woman in UAE at the hands of her husband as well as several other related cases.

A cross-border solidarity campaign has also urged women to stand up against continuous crimes and to participate in a sit-in or a protest in each country on Wednesday, July 6th to demonstrate the lack of punishments and laws to prevent women's killings.

The campaign has echoed in multiple countries including Jordan, Sudan, Lebanon, and Syria where women and women's rights advocates held a general strike to show support and to share condolences for women who were unjustly killed.

In Jordan, a one-hour sit-in was planned in front of the parliament building as women joined their voices in an honorary stand for those killed females. Women were also told to wear black during the protest holding banners reading: 'No for killing women' and 'A cross-border solidarity'.

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A Jordanian participates in the protests in front of the parliament building. (Twitter/@GhaidaBitar)

General Women Strike Campaign

A Jordanian participates in the protests in front of the parliament building. (Twitter/@GhaidaBitar)

General Women Strike Campaign

General Women Strike Campaign. [Twitter / Generalwomenstr ]

General Women Strike Campaign

Lebanese women participates in General Women Strike Campaign. (Twitter)

General Women Strike Campaign

Lebanese women participates in General Women Strike Campaign. (Twitter)

General Women Strike Campaign

Sudanese women take to the streets of the capital Khartoum, as they join the ongoing protests against military rule, on July 6, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

General Women Strike Campaign

Sudanese women rally in the capital Khartoum, as they join the ongoing protests against military rule, on July 6, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

General Women Strike Campaign

Jordanians participate in the protests in front of the parliament building. (Twitter/@GhaidaBitar)

General Women Strike

Gazan women have also participated in the General Women Strike. (Facebook/ @Women's Affairs Center)

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General Women Strike Campaign
General Women Strike Campaign
General Women Strike Campaign
General Women Strike Campaign
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General Women Strike Campaign
A Jordanian participates in the protests in front of the parliament building. (Twitter/@GhaidaBitar)
General Women Strike Campaign
A Jordanian participates in the protests in front of the parliament building. (Twitter/@GhaidaBitar)
General Women Strike Campaign
General Women Strike Campaign. [Twitter / Generalwomenstr ]
General Women Strike Campaign
Lebanese women participates in General Women Strike Campaign. (Twitter)
General Women Strike Campaign
Lebanese women participates in General Women Strike Campaign. (Twitter)
General Women Strike Campaign
Sudanese women take to the streets of the capital Khartoum, as they join the ongoing protests against military rule, on July 6, 2022. (Photo by AFP)
General Women Strike Campaign
Sudanese women rally in the capital Khartoum, as they join the ongoing protests against military rule, on July 6, 2022. (Photo by AFP)
General Women Strike Campaign
Jordanians participate in the protests in front of the parliament building. (Twitter/@GhaidaBitar)
General Women Strike
Gazan women have also participated in the General Women Strike. (Facebook/ @Women's Affairs Center)

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