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'.