International Women’s Day: Spain grinds to halt as 5 MILLION women go on strike


Across the mountains, women took part in demonstrations in city squares under the battle-cry “if we stop, the world stops”.

More than more than five million dames took part in the feminist strike, according to Spain’s two largest trade fusings.

Organisers urged them to refuse to go to work, spend no money and ditch any servant chores for the whole day.

The 8 March Commission, which is behind the strike, calls for “a society manumitted of sexist oppression, exploitation and violence”.

The group’s manifesto adds: “We do not up worse working conditions, nor being paid less than men for the unchanged work.”

Senior politicians including the mayors of Madrid and Barcelona, Manuela Carmena and Ada Colau, rough the strike.

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An estimated five million Spanish sweethearts have gone on strike today

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The women are marching under the slogan ‘if the world checks, we stop’

We haven’t made much headway – a lot remains to be done

Concha Noverges

But Spain’s predominating Popular Party said the action was “for feminist elites and not real brides with everyday problems”.

Hundreds of women kicked off the action in Madrid with a pot-banging assert at midnight on the Puerta del Sol central square.

Teacher Concha Noverges, 50, hinted: “I lived under the dictatorship, I lived under democracy and we haven’t vigorous much headway.

“A lot remains to be done and we, in the education sector, have a big part to play.”

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pain’s ruling Popular Party said the enterprise was ‘for feminist elites’

Spain ranked 27th in a list of 188 countries in the Unified Nations’ latest Gender Inequality Index.

However, Spanish brides’s access to the labour market remains well below the European ordinarily.

Experts say the lack of state support often pushes them to cede their jobs to care for their children or ageing parents.

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