Friday, August 19, 2022

Women's Day

IN IMAGES: Marches held across Spain for International Women’s Day

ACROSS Spain people took to the streets to mark International’s Woman’s Day on March 8. Monuments were lit up in purple, flags were flown, placards...

How one of Spain’s most successful expat entrepreneurs came to lead an all-female team

BRITISH businesswoman Jenninfer Cunningham is proud of the fact that she leads a team of twenty women in what has become one of the...

Women’s Day: How Spain became a pioneer in women’s rights but still has a long way to go

Spain has some of Europe’s most progressive gender laws and government-funded education campaigns discouraging domestic violence. But is it working? To mark International Women’s Day Jo Chipchase takes a look.

Celebrating women: British expat charity worker rewarded with MBE for care and compassion during Covid crisis

Pamela Twissell-Cross had never imagined her life would take such a turn after retiring to Spain. After a long career saving lives in the NHS,...

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the achievements of expat women in Spain

Women are often too modest to blow their own trumpets, so we sent Helen Barklam to speak to five inspirational women and do it for them

8M in Malaga: Programme with all the rallies taking place in Spain’s Malaga for Women’s Day

UNIONS and feminist platforms are calling for various demonstrations to take place throughout the day in the city centre. Demonstrations will take place at the...

What Women’s Day means to three generations of strong Spanish women

THREE generations of strong Spanish women give their views on International Women's Day; one who escaped the Francoist regime, a second-generation child who returned...

OPINION: How Spain is outpacing the UK when it comes to women in politics

To mark International Women's Day campaigner Sue Wilson, MBE, explores how UK is falling behind Spain when it comes to political representation.

International Women’s Day marked by protests outside Spain’s biggest cathedrals

HUNDREDS of women gathered in front of cathedrals in Andalucia on Sunday to protest the church's treatment of women ahead of International Women’s Day....

Writing in Spain: How author Barbara Lamplugh left behind the UK to find success as a novelist

Granada-based British writer Barbara Lamplugh’s second novel, The Red Gene, is based on the Spanish Civil War. The book comes four years after Secrets of the Pomegranate, released in 2015. Here she tells us why moving to Spain was the secret to finding success as a writer…

Meet the female crypto artist from Spain taking on the big boys

NFT ART typifies the modern age. It is techy, in high demand, and confusing to a large proportion of the population.  Bought via cryptocurrency, the...

Woman freed from four-month kidnap by her own husband in Spain’s Valencia

Victims of mistreatment are encouraged to telephone 016, open 24 hours a day with multiple language options and it does not register on the phone bill.

Living the dream? A new book reveals the difficult truths behind expat life

MOVING abroad can indeed be exciting, stimulating, enthralling and glamorous but it can also be isolating, confusing and challenging. The lockdown made Barcelona-based writer...

Acing it in a man’s world: Our Kate shares her journey from poker player to webmaster extraordinaire

OLIVE PRESS webmaster Kate Langshaw is thankfully used to the late nights of the media from her poker tournament days in Las Vegas. Most of...

Woman at the helm: Introducing new digital editor at The Olive Press

THE Olive Press has a new centre forward. Seasoned journalist Fiona Govan joins the group as our new Digital Editor in, fittingly, International Women’s week. Based...

Ride like a girl: Meet two Spanish women busting stereotypes in the motorsport world

IN what is still to this day a predominantly male dominated sport, two female motorcycle racers are pushing stereotypes and fighting for victory after...

International Women’s Day: Celebrating the inspirational work of expat women in Spain

TO CELEBRATE International Women’s Day this week, The Olive Press sought out some of the most inspiring women from across Spain to shine a...

Far-right vandals target feminist murals across Spain in backlash against International Women’s Day

Far-right vandals have targeted feminist murals and monuments in several places across Spain in acts timed to coincide with International  Women’s Day. In Madrid a...

Real Women: Meet six Costa del Sol expats who refused to let Covid keep them down

THERE are many unsung heroines on the Costa del Sol who have experienced an extraordinary year.  Everything changed when Spain implemented a draconian lockdown for...

Former Valencia soldier stabs ex-partner six times in the street in broad daylight on the morning of International Women’s...

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to stab his ex-partner to death in the street in broad daylight in Massamagrell (Valencia). The...

International Women’s Day: For one female runner, a prize jamon came to symbolise inequality in sport

OLIVE Press reporter and former international runner Cristina Hodgson launched her own challenge for equality after a race at a local village in Spain. They...

PURPLE WAVE: International Women’s Day events go ahead in Valencia city despite COVID

NEITHER the coronavirus nor the rain that fell on most of the Valencian Community yesterday (March 8) could put a damper on this year’s...

Tireless efforts of Age Concern leader who has helped many people on Spain’s southern Costa Blanca

MAUREEN Payne, president of Age Concern Costa Blanca Sur, has been one of the region's most prominent figures in helping people within the community. She...

Depopulation group sets sights on female farmers with new initiative in rural Spain

THE Spanish Association Against Depopulation (AECD) has launched a brand new program to help bring female faces into the traditionally male dominated world of...

International Women’s Day: How coronavirus has highlighted inequality in Spain

In previous years March 8th was a day when I would meet up with a group of friends and we would hit the streets...

“I was fearless”: How tragedy led one Costa Blanca woman to strive for success

JENNIFER Cunningham is happy to share the trials she faced as a woman starting a business in Spain and the personal tragedy that fuelled...

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