What Euronews' female staff want on International Women's Day

What Euronews' female staff want on International Women's Day

What Euronews' female staff want on International Women's Day

The ultimate goal of the strike is "subverting the world order and the pervading hetero-patriarchal, racist, and neoliberal rhetoric", declares a document from the Comisión 8M (March 8 Commission), which organized many of Friday's events. And since then, the awareness regarding this day has increased many fold over the years and this important day is now widely being accepted and celebrated through the world. It was in 1914 that the International Women's Day was celebrated in Germany and London on March 8, 1914.

On 8 March past year, more than 5 million people across Spain took part in an unprecedented feminist strike to mark International Women's Day and demand gender equality, according to labour unions. Zetkin, a Marxist theorist and women's rights activist, proposed the idea at an worldwide socialist women's conference in Copenhagen in 1910, according to Deutsche Welle. "It is a class struggle that wants to support racialized women and transgender [people], women around the world, and to put an end to patriarchy and the precariousness of all class workers".

German women gained the right to vote in 1918.

They called it National Women's Day, and it took place on February 28.

The minister called for more women "in leadership positions in every profession", and pledged to "value the caring professions and do more to combat domestic violence, especially against women". We have to make sure that social professions are valued. Organizers reportedly plan to protest against poverty and unpaid labor that often falls upon women.

Thousands are expected to take to the streets in Berlin Friday with the slogan: "Celebrate, strike, fight on", according to DW.

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