The news of Lucía’s femicide on October 8, 2016 in Mar del Plata – which occurred while the XXXI National Women’s Meeting took place in the city of Rosario – shook the whole country. The idea of a Women’s Strike had been circulating for some years within the National Women’s Meetings, and by popular demand it finally rallied around the cause of Lucía Pérez. On October 19, 2016, the first National Women’s Strike was held. From the assemblies that gathered in each city, and from the alliance with women who went on strike during October in Poland, Russia and Korea, the International Women’s Strike emerged. On March 8, 2017 women from over 60 countries participated in the first International Strike.