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
MethodsWomen's strike



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]


  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.