On March 8, International Women's Day (IWD), IUF affiliates around the world took action to demand EQUALITY NOW! They also strongly underlined the need to stop violence against women at work and in society.
In Europe, women of the IUF Spanish affiliates joined with their sisters in the national centers UGT and CC.OO in a 2-hour national women's strike and nationwide demonstrations highlighting the gender pay gap, discrimination and violence against women gathering 500 000 people in over 120 cities.
Women workers in other European countries marched and demonstrated in support of equality. In North America, IUF affiliates celebrated IWD, some of them underlining their support for an international Convention at the ILO to stop violence against women at work.