Crowds of women take to streets to strike, protest

10 March, 2018, 01:18 | Author: Regina Lloyd
  • Women need good male allies

Thousands of protesters in more than 55 countries are downing tools this International Women's Day, as campaigners urge women to abandon work - both paid and unpaid - and take to the streets.

Another government initiative would fine companies with more than 50 employees if there is an "unjustified" gender wage gap.

In Barcelona, protesters who disrupted traffic into the city center were seen in social media videos being pushed by anti-riot police agents.

She said: "In these days we have been having incredibly respectful and awesome debates there, about wage gap, about caretaking and our jobs".

Morgan says having a Women's World XI team "helps female footballers recognize the talent among their peers and I'm really happy to encourage and be a part of that". The aim of the strike is also to build relationships among diverse organizations of women.

US national soccer team striker Alex Morgan and Brazil forward Marta are among the players chosen for the FIFPro Women's World XI.

In France, a leading newspaper found a witty way of making its point about discrimination and the gender pay gap-by upping its price for men.

"The women are doing all the hard work, dealing with the customers, but in the positions of management it is always men", the 38-year-old woman said.

Across Asia, women came out to mark the day. A year ago in Spain 49 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners in comparison to 44 in 2016.




At rallies in Pakistan's largest cities, women denounced male violence.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was the target of a protest in central Manila by hundreds of activists in pink and purple shirts.

There they delivered white and red roses to the mothers, sisters and wives of the accused, in protest of the aforementioned strategy, which they described as a violation of women's rights.

"There is no woman's presence in national security in Afghanistan".

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.

The survey, conducted among more than 4,500 senior executives across 35 countries showed that 46.58 percent of Filipino women in business hold senior management roles. South Korea's anti-sexual violence movement has gained significant traction since January, when a female prosecutor began publicly raising workplace mistreatment and sexual misconduct.

"So, on 8 March, we will refuse to do the sex/work that we do for money and all the domestic, sex and care work that we are expected to do for free".

At present, some 48.5 per cent of women and girls over the age of 15 are part of the global workforce, the International Labour Organisation said in a report. "My body, My choice".

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