What’s happening around the world for International Women’s Day?
News Mar 8, 2018 Sophie Odgers
LONDON- People in central London came together today to rally for equality in celebration of International Women’s Day. It has been 100 years since women secured the vote and thousands of people joined the march today to celebrate, while also demanding attention for issues still faced by women worldwide.
The event, organized by the charity Care, is the sixth annual #March4Women, held every year on International Women’s Day March 8.
SPAIN- Over 5 million women are taking part in Spain’s first nationwide “feminist strike.” The action is meant to highlight sexual discrimination, domestic violence and the wage gap.
The strike is being supported by some of Spain’s top female politicians and has drawn protestors and observers to many of the countries streets and squares.
The Worker’s commission and Worker’s General Union estimate that 5.3 million people participated in the two-hour walkout today protesting Spain’s machista culture.
MEXICO- A mother celebrates the life of her daughter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico protesting violence against women.
Norma Laguna, who’s daughters remains were found in the Valley of Juarez in 2012 remembers her at a memorial for female murder victims.
INDIA- A young woman in New Delhi holds a sign in protest of rape and violence against women and girls in India.
An acid attack survivor has her make-up done backstage prior to a fashion show in Mumbai.
PAKISTAN- Female members of a police commando march in celebration of International Women’s Day in Islamabad, Pakistan.
ISRAEL- A Palestinian woman reacts to tear gas by Israeli troops amid clashes protesting President Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem ahead of International Women’s day.