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Mexican women's march in Puebla on March 8. Photo: Tamara Pearson.

women were murdered in Mexico on March 8 — International Women’s Day — as hundreds of thousands of people mobilised around the country to protest the rampant violence women face.

The following day, a large proportion of the country’s women participated in an action titled “One day without us”, and refused to work, shop, do housework or be active on social media.

The marches and strike were effective in challenging the violence and abuse against women that has been normalised and cloaked in impunity in Mexico.