In Spain, Women Launch Nationwide Feminist Strike Protesting "Alliance of Patriarchy & Capitalism"
12 March, 2018, 06:41 | Author: Brenda Erickson
WOMEN from across Spain took the streets of cities up and down the country to take part in the first feminist strike to mark International Women's Day.
In France, officials touted a planned crackdown on companies violating gender-equal pay policies, and in Russian Federation, a powerful legislator issued an apology to women he sexually harassed.
While Spain is seeing some of the largest walkouts, women in many other countries around the world were also on strike Thursday. Filipino women rallied in Manila to protest the policies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Mr Duterte has come under fire from rights groups for making rape jokes and he said last month that he had ordered soldiers to shoot female insurgents in the genitals.
Pakistani women have largely been deprived of their rights since the country gained independence in 1947. Black glasses covered part of her badly burned face.
In Afghanistan, hundreds of women, who would have been afraid to leave their homes during Taliban rule, gathered in the capital to commemorate the day.
In Spain, major unions estimated that 5.3 million people joined the strike, which targeted gender violence and unequal pay.
The difference in the proposals caused controversies regarding what is "allowed" during a day of protests.
Teresa Sonsur, a 38-year-old social services agency worker, said she wanted to end workplace discrimination.
There they delivered white and red roses to the mothers, sisters and wives of the accused, in protest of the aforementioned strategy, which they described as a violation of women's rights.
France's President Emmanuel Macron said he vowed to name and shame companies that do not respect the law on gender equality.
The left-leaning daily Liberation said that for one day only, men would pay 50 euro cents more than women, in a reflection of the 25% less that women in France are paid, on average.
In Seoul, women's groups used the day to boost support for the American-born "Me Too" movement against sexual assault in the workplace. Ms Sereno, one of the Philippines' highest-ranking women, was an outspoken critic of Mr Duterte's administration, said Bloomberg.
Argento told Radio 24 that her aim is "to finally change the patriarchal system so rooted in our culture, not just in Italy".
In the opinion of the participants, the initiative was a way to remind the world that there is still to be done on the road to gender equality, especially for low-income women who lack opportunities. "Girls", "Girl Power", "We Are Gonna Start the Revolution", and "Women's Rights = Human Rights".
In Rome, Catholic women challenged Pope Francis to give women a greater voice in church affairs.
"If you want to fight, why don't you look for a fellow man and fight", Museveni asked, calling domestic abusers cowards.
Around the world, events were held to push for progress on gender equality and in the fight against sexual harassment.
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".
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A spokesperson for Network Rail added: "Due to a mass trespass incident, services into Manchester Piccadilly are now suspended". Three hours later the protesters had been safely removed, allowing rail services to resume and the station to reopen.
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Begley wrote that the school's schedule will be changed to allow the PtE resource period to overlap with the 10 a.m. walkout time. Students may choose whether to participate , and those who choose not to will continue with their regular class schedule.
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