Today We Celebrate Women Across The Globe!
Since the inception of international women's day in 1911 we have made huge strides towards equality of the sexes, and today we celebrate that progress all over the world. From grassroots activism to international action we will see global demonstrations tackling women's issues which still persist in society, such as the gender pay gap, equal representation in government and gender violence among many other issues women still face today. In Spain, in particular, we celebrate a nationwide strike. On International Women's day last year, more than five million workers took part in Spain's first nationwide “feminist strike" to tackle said issues.
This year will see another strike, as well as well as 1,400 rallies across the country. Spain's socialist government, which came to power in June last year, has made improving equality a key aim. As he entered office, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez appointed 11 women and six men to his cabinet, saying his new government was “unmistakably committed to equality" and intended to reflect recent changes in Spanish society.
The cabinet has suspended all activity today - except for its weekly ministerial meeting - and eight ministers are due to join a protest in central Madrid this evening.
Let's all work together for a more equal and balanced society for future generations to enjoy.