Trains in Spain cancelled as women strike

South Korean demonstrators rally in Seoul on Thursday for the #MeToo movement which has gradually gained ground in in the socially conservative country

South Korean demonstrators rally in Seoul on Thursday for the #MeToo movement which has gradually gained ground in in the socially conservative country

The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs gave New Zealand a score of 74.2 out of 100 in its second annual ranking; the country also ranked in first place past year.

A 24-hour strike, called by 10 unions, has been the subject of much debate. They strike against sexual abuse, domestic & state violence, poverty, discrimination, criminalization of survival, environmental devastation, war. "We call for rebellion and the struggle against the alliance between patriarchy and capitalism that wants us to be docile, submissive and silent". Protesters gathered at the central square banging pots and pans as the city council buildings behind them were lit up in purple, the official color of #IWD2018.

According to the Foundation of Applied Economic Studies, women in Spain earn around 13% less than men for similar tasks.

"We are uniting in this strike to show that, effectively, without women the world stops", Colau said.

Feminist groups have also called on women not to spend money, particularly on items such as deodorant whose versions created for women often cost more.

Men had also come along to show their support.

The March 8 Commission, a platform of feminist organisations that coordinated the marches, said that women working at home, unpaid caretakers and students were the main focus of this year's protests. "Housework has to be shared". There will be 120 street demonstrations around the country.

The ruling People's Party does not support the movement, however, with Minister of Defense Maria Dolores Cospedal speaking out against the strike earlier this week. Right, riot police surround women on a Barcelona street during the general strike for International Women's Day.

"The feminine evolution belongs to everyone, including men, but each person does it in their own way", she said in an interview with radio station Cadena SER.

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They estimated that 5.3 million people had observed the short stoppage.

Ana Reyes, a 37-year-old PR executive, said she was striking "in the hope that the importance of half of the population will be recognised and that it will bring about a real change".

"Many women before us have made sacrifices and fought persistently so that women would have more rights", she said. "And that is what I want", he said.

Iceland's famous women's strike in 1975 led to sweeping changes in working conditions for women, and today the country has the world's smallest gender gap.

It was not yet clear how many Spaniards went on the 24-hour strike, but trains on the Madrid and Barcelona undergrounds were less frequent than usual.

The 8 March Commission is behind the strike.

Barriers to entrepreneurship were found in all 57 of the countries studied, with gender discrimination cited as the major factor holding women back.

In the United Kingdom, more than 7,000 people have pledged to down tools, with strike actions taking place in London, Birmingham, Brighton, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Derry.

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