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More than a thousand women journalists demand equality in the heart of Madrid

7,700 reporters sign the manifesto in which they denounce the problems of the sector

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More than a thousand women journalists demand equality in the heart of Madrid
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More than a thousand journalists dressed in black and violet has concentrated this Thursday in Plaza del Callao in Madrid in stoppages for International Women's Day to demand improvement of working conditions in sector and denounce violence Sexist, precariousness and inequality that affect women in a special way. The manifesto signed by more than 7,700 news media, agencies and press cabinets from all over Spain, including fixed and freelance, has been read by eight reporters in event convened in heart of Madrid. Slogans against wage gap and femicides have also been launched on screens of malls around plaza. "Not one Less!", women journalists have shouted concentrated in Plaza del Callao in Madrid against macho violence.

"The wage gap is a reality is our sector, we demand transparency," said Lucia Mendez in a festive day to which some group has come starring in a pan. "We are here for all women. By those who are afraid to do it. For those who have a precarious job. for which y will devote mselves to unpostponable care tasks. For all of us we are here today, "he has torn off vindicating act.

The reporters, among whom re was a large representation of country, have also failed to read ir manifesto in Plaza del Callao in Madrid "Sexual and labor harassment, Ninguneo, condescension and paternalism" when exercising ir work. Aware of "social relevance" of journalism, y have moved ir concern to " partial view of reality that media so often offers and in which women's presence and contributions are lacking." The spaces of opinion and garings are masculinizados. There are more than enough women journalists and experts who can balance those spaces, "said Isabel Gemio. In conclusion according to organizers of event, "feminism is also necessary to improve journalism."

The conveners have claimed that distribution of household and childcare-related tasks is equal "for reconciliation to be real". The current status quo, journalists have denounced ir signature of manifesto and overflowing with ir presence Plaza del Callao, causing m to leave work in most extreme cases. "And we don't want to!" y shouted all in unison.

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