Women strike in honor of International Women's Day

Women strike in honor of International Women's Day”

As thousands of students marched in Milan on Thursday morning, one group broke off to chant slogans in front of a hospital, protesting the majority of Italian doctors who refuse to perform abortions, even though it is legal.

More than 300 trains were cancelled in Spain as workers go on strike, the country's transport ministry announced.

She said the lack of women employed in security institutions was a core reason for the deteriorating security in Afghanistan.

"We know that marching is important, it's important to be visible, but it's also important to do the work", Salamendra said. Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, said she would join the strike.

In February, Duterte told soldiers to shoot female communist rebels in the genitals, in his latest remarks to be denounced by rights groups for encouraging violence against women.

Although most of Spain's unions advocated for a 24-hour strike, two of the largest unions called for a work stoppage of just two hours, according to CNN.

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"Women are on the warpath against [Duterte]", said Joms Salvador, secretary-general of Gabriela.

Asked about the difference between Spain and the United Kingdom in terms of gender relations, she said: "I'm not sure if Spain is less equal than the United Kingdom but it does feel slightly more behind the times in general, so I suppose that includes gender equality as well". The aim of the strike is also to build relationships among diverse organizations of women.

Popular support for Spain's first women's strike was evident in mass marches held across the main cities.

In addition, The New York Times reports that similar rallies occurred across Europe. The venue was moved after the Vatican expressed disapproval of the choice of three speakers on the schedule, including a former president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, who has championed women's ordination.

During Taliban rule many would have been afraid to leave their homes, but hundreds of women gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday to commemorate International Women's Day - and to remind their leaders that plenty of work remains to be done to give Afghan woman a voice, ensure their education and protect them from increasing violence. She said no one has the right to comment on their physical appearance or to speak to them disrespectfully. "Man enough to say no to domestic abuse", said another.

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.

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