Women March on Barcelona Streets for International Women's Day

Demonstrators marched in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, March 8, as part of nationwide events for International Women’s Day.

Footage captured by Stephen Votadini shows marchers chanting and holding banners

According to its official website, the theme of International Women’s Day 2023 was “Embrace Equity.”

“Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality,” the website said.

On Tuesday, Spain passed a new gender parity law requiring both women and men to make up at least 40 percent of the boards of directors of listed companies and large private companies. The same will apply to the Spanish government Cabinet. Credit: Stephen Votadini via Storyful