International Women’s Day: Feminist strike in Barcelona

On March 8, women all over Spain will mark the International Women’s Day to prove that “if women stop, the world stops”. On this occasion, women are encouraged to abandon their duties at their workplace and at home.

If you want to join tomorrow’s strike, you are legally required to inform your employer in advance and can count on losing one day’s pay.

In Barcelona, there will be a protest march, starting at 6.30PM from Paseo de Gracia to Plaza de Cataluña. Women and men who support equality are being called to join demonstrations taking place across Spain this Thursday.

On the International Women’s Day website, it is emphasized that “now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There’s a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive.”

With movements like #MeToo or #TimesUp, gender parity is being fought for, but we must keep our motivation to move forward. In Spain, women get paid approximately 13% less than men for the same tasks at work.

Jim Kent, Founder of Barcelona City FM, will be speaking at the Grand Central Hotel tomorrow from 10.00-10.30 about the importance of equal gender rights in the work environment, which is part of the International Women’s Day Breakfast.

 

Written by Laura Kabelka
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