2018 Spanish women's strike

On 8 March 2018, International Women's Day, Spanish women went on strike for the day to denounce sexual discrimination, domestic violence and the wage gap.[1]

2018 Spanish women's strike
Women's strike in Pamplona, on 8 March 2018.
Date8 March 2018
Location
Spain
MethodsWomen's strike

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Participants, led by women's organizations and the trade unions, did not go to their paid jobs, especially in education, and did not do any housework or child-rearing for the whole day; some groups additionally called for a consumption strike.[2] The unions estimate that 5 million women participated in the strike, with massive demonstrations taking place in the most populated cities of the country.[3]

The action was part of the annual International Women's Strike.[4][5]

References

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  1. ^ Jones, Sam (8 March 2018). "More than 5m join Spain's 'feminist strike', unions say". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Manifiesto". Comisión 8M. Archived from the original on 7 March 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Más de 5 millones de personas secundaron la huelga". El Correo. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. ^ James, Selma (8 March 2018). "Decades after Iceland's 'day off', our women's strike is stronger than ever | Selma James". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
  5. ^ Judith Vonberg and Laura Perez Maestro. "'If women stop, the world stops:' Women down tools for 'feminist strike'". CNN. Retrieved 3 September 2018.