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Spectacular Spain

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Last week, on International Women’s Day approximately five million workers gathered together on the streets of Spain to create spark around perhaps what has come to become an area of concern, the rights of women. This strike was supported by powerful female leaders in Spain and consisted of two hour walkout’s.

The purpose of the strike? People wanted to declare how tired they have become of the machista culture.

Startling statistics emphasize the importance of this movement, now, more than ever before:

1. Last year: 49 women were killed at the hands of their partner or ex-partner.

2. Violent abuse is on the rise with an estimated 142,893 cases in 2016.

3. The gender pay gap continues to exist with women getting paid 12.7 percent less than their male counterparts despite the same education/skills.

The global stance being taken against the dacrmination and abuse women face is stronger than ever. Although there is a lot of work to be done – the fact that 5.3 million worker’s were on the streets on the day of International Women’s Day is major progress in the right direction.

Let’s continue to strive to bring the importance of gender to the forefront. This shouldn’t be a one day discussion,  rather, it should a daily discussion.

You can read the full article here.

Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,

Manisha Sareen

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