Demonstrators hold placards and shout slogans during a demonstration to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Barcelona, on March 8, 2018.
AFP / Pau Barrena
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Countries around the world mobilized Thursday for International Women's Day with Spaniards on an unprecedented 24-hour strike, Iraqi women running a shortened "marathon" and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of on multiple continents.Authorities did not say how many participated in Spain's first-ever nationwide female strike held on International Women's Day, but the two largest unions said 6 million women took part.In Mosul, 300 women ran a symbolic marathon of 900 meters.In Turkey, thousands of women thronged Istanbul's main pedestrianized shopping street of Istiklal Avenue for a demonstration, amid a heavy police presence, to demand greater rights and denounce domestic violence.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE