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The municipal government will support the women's strike next Thursday (06/03/2018)

The municipal government of Cartagena will support on Thursday, March 8, the women's strike called to make visible the importance of women in the economy and ask that their discrimination and mistreatment cease.

The mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, has indicated that unemployment will be the way to say enough and has highlighted the wage gap of 6,000 euros a year suffered by women workers of the Region of Murcia and that places them 6 points above the national average.

Castejón has denounced that women remain relegated to the background and has expressed the need to end the discrimination and mistreatment suffered.

He also stressed the importance of supporting this stoppage to show that if women stop, the country stops;

ensuring that unemployment will mark a before and after in the struggle of women for equality.

Finally, she has vindicated the fundamental role of women in society, since they are the ones who assume motherhood, and she has also asked for the revalorization of domestic work.

In Cartagena, the activities organized for Women's Day, on March 8, will begin with a rally in the Plaza de España at 10:30 am.

From here, at 11:00 a.m., a march to the Plaza del Ayuntamiento will be held in support of the World Women's Stoppage summoned for 8M.

At 12:00 hours, once the march arrives at the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, a manifesto will be read in commemoration for the Women's Day.

In the afternoon there will also be a demonstration organized by feminist groups Plataforma Feminista 8 de Marzo, PIM Cartagena and FAE.

The march will leave the Plaza de España in the direction of Plaza del Ayuntamiento at 7:00 p.m. and, once there, a feminist manifesto will be read again.

In support of this day the Palace Hall will be lit from the night of March 7 in lilac.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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