MADRID | Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women’s Day

MADRID | Thousands strike in Spain, mark International Women’s Day

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of women have gone on strike across Spain, joining millions more across the globe demanding a gender-balanced world amid persistent salary gap, violence and widespread inequality.

Many female employees didn’t show up to work Friday in offices and factories across Spain, while others halted domestic work or left caretaking of children, ill or elderly people to men to mark International Women’s Day.

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