Women unite across Spain in protest for more rights and equality

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PROTESTS: Costa Blanca South has International Women’s Day demonstrations planned. Photo credit: Shutterstock


THE Costa Blanca South region is enthusiastically joining in today’s (Friday) International Women’s Day protests.

In Spain for a second consecutive year women across the country will take to the streets and demonstrate in a bid to draw attention to important issues such as sexual discrimination, violence against women and the wage gap.

Last year, a total of 6 million female workers took part in the country’s first ever “feminist strike” and today is seeing a repeat of this action.

Numerous feminist groups, with the backing of Spain’s unions, have called for protests to take place in different cities across the country, with around 1,400 rallies planned at different times of the day.

Socialist prime minister Pedro Sánchez, who regards equality as an important issue, has suspended all Cabinet activity today – his Cabinet is made up of 11 women and six men – and eight ministers are due to participate in Spain’s largest protest, taking place in Madrid this evening.

The PP and Vox parties will not be taking part in any rallies today.

If anyone is interested in joining one of the rallies in the Alicante Province or Murcia areas, details of events are given below:

ALICANTE CITY
Leaving Avenida de la Estación at 7pm

ELDA (Alicante)
Leaving the roundabout that crosses Avenida Reina Sofía and Avenida Felipe V at 12.30pm

MURCIA CITY
Leaving Plaza Fuensanta at 7pm

CIEZA (Murcia)

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