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International Women’s Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

Women march as they shout slogans during the International Women’s Day in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, March 8, 2019. Spanish women are marking International Women’s Day with a full day strike and dozens of protests across the country against wage gap and gender violence. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) MADRID (AP) — Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to further their rights. Thousands of women walked off the job […]

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