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Mexican women to 'disappear' for a day to protest

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A call for Mexico's women to strike Monday has captured growing interest after a year of increasingly heated and frequent protests against gender violence. 

It has also generated an intense debate about whether becoming "invisible" will be a political statement, a diluted effort because some bosses have authorized paid time off or an effective way to push for change. 

The debate on whether to go silent for a day has gone beyond feminist collectives, public figures and social networks to become a conversation topic in the streets of Mexico, even for those who don't feel empowered to skip work. 

Major banks, media companies and law firms have joined the call to action.