Fed up with the escalating misogynist violence that claims the lives of 10 women daily in Mexico, women’s rights activists in Mexico have organized a nationwide women’s strike on Monday March 9th, the first working day after International Women’s Day.

It would mean one day with no women in offices or schools, no women in restaurants or stores, no women on public transportation, in cars or on the street. The idea is to turn Mexico into a country without women, for one day.

The support for the movement, reports The New York Times, has cut across the boundaries of class, ethnicity, wealth and politics that fracture this nation, and has given organizers hope that this might be not just a monumental event but also a watershed moment in the modern history of Mexico.