Women's Day March Continues Into Night in Northern Spain

Demonstrations for International Women’s Day continued into the night in parts of Spain on Wednesday, March 8, after events took place nationwide.

Footage captured by Rosa Figueiredo shows marchers cheering in Ourense, a city in the Galicia region of northwest Spain, on Wednesday night.

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: Rosa Figueiredo via Storyful