CHundreds of thousands of women demonstrated this Wednesday in Madrid, Barcelona and dozens of other Spanish cities to celebrate International Women’s Day.
They vindicated the feminist struggle, with two separate marches in the Spanish capital due to the fracture that the trans law has generated and the consequences opened by the reform of the so-called law of only yes is yes.
Spain is often considered a benchmark for women’s rights in Europe, especially after the approval in 2004 of a law that promotes measures against gender violence.
On the other side of the Atlantic, in the Mexican capital, thousands of women demonstrated in the midst of a strong police presence.
A young student explained: “Today is the first time I have marched, and I am here because I am tired of going out every day, to work, to school, and receiving any type of harassment. We are demanding respect for the simple fact of existing, I’m tired of being condemned to live this every day for being a woman.”
Harassment and violence against women in Mexico is widespread.
More than 20 are murdered every day and for every 100 murdered women, only four cases end in prison sentences.
Impunity is almost total.
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