Striking Spanish women hold hundreds of rallies against gender inequality

Rallies mark Intl. Women's Day around world

Larger marches were also planned for this evening.

Under the slogan "If we stop, the world stops", women working both in and outside their homes, unpaid caretakers and students are called to join the 24-hour strike by the March 8 Commission, a platform of feminist organizations that also demands equal opportunities for working women.

At midnight in Madrid, protesters went to the central square and banged pots and pans. She held a placard reading "Deputies - we don't want you". Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, said she would join the strike.

Women are going on strikes and protesting across the world on Thursday.

In France, a leading newspaper found a witty way of making its point about discrimination and the gender pay gap-by upping its price for men.

Holly Hosie, a 22-year-old Briton who teaches in Spain, said she was joining in.

A year ago in Spain 49 women were killed by their partners or ex-partners, compared with 44 in 2016.

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.

In the Philippine capital of Manila, hundreds of women dressed in pink and purple took to the streets to protest the 4,000 people killed under President Rodrigo Duterte and his heavy-handed crackdown on illicit drugs.

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There they delivered white and red roses to the mothers, sisters and wives of the accused, in protest of the aforementioned strategy, which they described as a violation of women's rights.

"On 8 March, we cross our arms, interrupting every productive and reproductive activity", Non Una Di Meno announced.

As light dawned, demonstrators began gathering in cities across the country to call for an end to unequal pay and precarious working conditions, and to draw attention to the role of women in "devalued" domestic labor.

Since a female prosecutor's revelation in January of workplace mistreatment and sexual misconduct, South Korea's #MeToo movement has gained major traction.

Women without jobs were also urged to withhold labour. "My body, My choice".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "India is moving from women development to women-led development".

In Rome, Catholic women challenged Pope Francis to give women a greater voice in church affairs.

Asia Argento, an Italian actress who helped launch the #MeToo movement, said she is launching a new movement, #WeToo, which aims to unite women against the power imbalance in favor of men.

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