About five million women went on strike and marched in Spain on March 8 in support of a call for an international women’s strike to mark International Women’s Day and demand a just and egalitarian society, TeleSUR English said that day.
International Women's Day
If we are serious about using International Women’s Day, held annually on March 8, to campaign for the freedom and equality of women and girls, then we should not ignore Palestinians.
The Brazilian football team El Cruzeiro wore T-shirts highlighting the many issues that women in the South American country still face on a daily basis. Meanwhile, a similar initiative was announced by the Costa Rican football league. On March 8, players did not celebrate goals scored as part of a campaign meant to express solidarity with women victims of violence.
On March 8, women around the world gave themselves a day off — from the system.
International Women’s Day (IWD) in Australia has lost its radical edge. In recent years, it has become more about holding cosy breakfasts and receptions where female bureaucrats and businesswomen can rub shoulders with political leaders and congratulate themselves on their “success”.
These events can make us forget that IWD has a radical socialist history of women determinedly marching for their rights. And once it even helped spark a revolution.
In a tribute to working women and their struggles on International Women's Day, these colourful performances will excite!
With Aboriginal performers, Latin American folk music, the Solidarity choir, a Latin women’s singing group from Brisbane, a Kurdish dance group and other multicultural and multi-talented performers.
Delicious food and drinks available.
Entry $10 or $5 concession. Tickets can be purchased here.