hundred trains in Spain
were suspended on Thursday as women stage strike over gender inequalities on
International Women's Day.
As the world marks the International Women's Day 2018 campaign under the theme of "Press for Progress," 10 unions in Spain have called for staging a 24-hour strike.
In Barcelona, traffic was stopped as women took to the streets and set up road blocks.
The underground in Madrid is expected to be affected by the protest.
Feminist groups have also asked women not to spend money and to ditch their domestic chores for the day.
The IWD campaign theme provides a unified direction to guide and galvanize collective action. The campaign theme does not end on International Women's Day. It's just the start. Throughout the year many groups worldwide adopt the IWD campaign theme for further campaign work, gender-focused initiatives, continuing activity and events.
The 2018 IWD theme serves as a catalyst to attain the Sustainable Development Goals which call for empowering women.