A woman carries a sign during a march as part of International Women's Day on March 8, 2017 in Kiev. / AFP / Sergei SUPINSKY
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Seven people were detained, including two journalists, and taken to a police station for questioning, wrote OVD Info, a website that monitors the detention of activists.In the U.S., spokeswoman Cassady Findlay said organizers for "A Day Without a Woman" were inspired by the recent "Day Without an Immigrant" protests held last month. She said the action was aimed at highlighting the effect of women on the country's socio-economic system and demonstrating how the paid and unpaid work of women keeps households, communities and economies running. The role of women in American society is significant.Still, American women continue to be paid less than men, earning 80 cents for every dollar a man makes.
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