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Women's Day

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Spain bans Women’s Day marches for fear they could become coronavirus “super-spreader” events

THE Spanish government have announced a ban on marches that traditionally take place across Madrid to mark International Women’s Day on March 8. “Madrid continues...

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...

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...

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...

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: Why this International Women’s Day is more poignant than ever

LAST week we marked International Women’s Day – celebrated annually on March 8 – as a day that commemorates the social, political and economic...

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...

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…

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...

Meet the team: The Olive Press digital editor and Madrid Correspondent Fiona Govan

It’s International Women’s Day this week and no better time to present our indefatigable digital editor Fiona Govan. A journalist in Spain since 2006 when...

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...

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.

FOCUS: How a British woman in Spain who lacked the confidence to talk about politics became a leading campaigner

LIKE many Brits, Sue Wilson moved to Spain with the expectation of a quiet retirement in the sun. But when the Brexit referendum produced...

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...

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....

“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...

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...

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...

Exclusive interview: How Spain’s K-9 units are taking on female handlers and training guard dogs to protect women from...

K9s have become a major part of law enforcement in the past several years and are frequently used to track missing people in search-and-rescue...

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...

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.

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