Women march on International Women's Day

Women march on International Women's Day

Organizers said Thursday is International Women's Day and strikes, walkouts from work and rallies are planned all over the world.

The "8 March Commission" - the umbrella group organizing Thursday's strike - is also inviting women to spend no money for a day to highlight their power as consumers.

Women earn on average 13 and 19 per cent less than men in the public and private sectors respectively in Spain, according to data from the EU. 'We are so alarmed, she said. In England, the Women's Strike Assembly UK called for women to wear red, while France's Libération newspaper was sold for €2.50 for men, but €2.00 for women.

This forms part of a call by 8M on women around the world to participate in a general strike inside and outside of the home in protest against wider inequalities.

Spain is a leading country in the fight for women's rights and against gender violence, even though much remains to be done.

Although most of Spain's unions advocated for a 24-hour strike, two of the largest unions called for a work stoppage of just two hours, according to CNN.

The protesters demanded "justice and accountability" for what they described as the "slaughter of women" under the 21-month-old administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

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The Charge d'Affairs at the Liberian Embassy and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO, Mrs. Barbie introduced new dolls earlier this week ahead of International Women's Day.

Women protesters in Barcelona attempted to cut off traffic on some of the city's major thoroughfares which led to minor incidents.

Asked about the difference between Spain and the United Kingdom in terms of gender relations, she said: "I'm not sure if Spain is less equal than the United Kingdom but it does feel slightly more behind the times in general, so I suppose that includes gender equality as well".

Marta Valverde found out about the strike called for by the Work National Coordinator (CNT) and made a decision to spread the invitation to her fellow coworkers.

In addition, The New York Times reports that similar rallies occurred across Europe. Former Irish President Mary McAleese, an advocate for women's ordination and gay rights, accused the church's all-male leadership of refusing to change women's second-class status. "And that is what I want", he said.

Hundreds of South Koreans, many wearing black and holding black #MeToo signs, rallied in central Seoul.

'Now, more than ever, we have experienced the ingrained prejudice against our womanhood, the Centre for Women's Resources said in a statement on International Women's Day.

In Uganda, where domestic violence is common and often goes unreported, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni urged men to stop abusing their wives.

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