Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women's Day

Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women's Day

However, it was in 1975 when the United Nations (UN) adopted a resolution of celebrating a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace day to be observed anytime during the year by its member states.

Several groups, including the March 8 Commission ― a network of feminist groups ― and two main labor unions, helped organize and promote the strike, along with some 500 street demonstrations around the country.

Kenyan people shout slogans during a march to mark International Women's Day in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday March 8, 2019.


They called it National Women's Day, and it took place on February 28.

On 8 March past year, more than 5 million people across Spain took part in an unprecedented feminist strike to mark International Women's Day and demand gender equality, according to labour unions.

Women in the Philippines raised issue with President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny, as well as his government's war on drugs, which has led to the killing of many women and human rights violations.


"We're in the 100th year of women's suffrage but we still have a lot to do", German Family and Women's Minister Franziska Giffey told DW Thursday.

Police figures show that a woman dies of domestic violence in Germany every three days - a point not lost on the local Alliance of International Feminists. Feminist T-shirts are cute, but the roots of International Women's Day are as ugly as it gets: in working-class and migrant women's protests against life-threatening conditions in sweatshops.


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