Monday, May 16, 2022

Women's Day

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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…

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...

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...

Meet the new British diplomat in Spain blazing a trail for women in the Foreign Office

UNTIL 1972, women in the Foreign Office had to leave the service on getting married. Now, a generation later and women hold some of...

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...

Malaga village pays tribute to rural women in dramatic urban art piece for International Women’s Day

A SMALL village in deep inland Malaga has enlisted the skills of two local artists to transform the whitewashed walls into a tribute to...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Meet the American in Malaga helping women move to Spain to live their best life, whatever their age

If you've always wondered what it's like to live abroad, then what are you waiting for? In Cepee Tabibian's opinion there is no...

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