By Diego Recinos
Hundreds of women from different nationalities gathered in the Swedish capital to march and celebrate the International Women's Day. In the event, compliance with debt demanded that the State has for women.
It was not very sunny with a cold wind reminded later that winter has not yet been. The first women to arrive were placed at the north side of the great plaza located south of Stockholm Central Station. The start time came and the number of women was still little. Preparations were ready. Police and security authorities, They were in position. The sound was placed and was anxiety in the air.
Singly, with flags, banners, drums and his unfailing joy the protagonists were women coming event. Women, girls, mens, animals, all were welcome. A voice interrupted the hubbub and applause rang. “Vivan women”, He shouted a woman in Spanish and immediately all raised their hands. Microphone voice was that of a brunette woman, cheerful and confident. He turned to the crowd and began to give the floor to the different speakers.
While the square was filled, little by little, with hundreds of women, the presence of Latinas was notorious. Chilean flags, Uruguayan, Argentine, and of course, Salvadorean were felt and waving in the blue sky. Each with its own struggle.
Among the attendees was Valver Cristina de Chile. "For me, this day, means fighting for rights, in 1906, my grandmother struggled 8 working hours and it was a very bloody fight. Now, We fight because the killings are completed and women is respected. But that women should wake up ", He said.
Beside her was Gilda Córdoba. She believes that women's rights begin to earn at home. "It is a tribute to all women who have struggled to achieve a better world. Because, women should continue organizing and fighting, it slowly, we gain space. But for that we must be aware everywhere, mainly in the house, educating our children with an equal gender awareness ".
While the realities are different, struggles always be present. Maria Luisa therefore considers that even in first world societies have to win equality for women. "Today is a symbolic day, but our struggle is daily, since we get up until we go to bed. We struggle to have a salary, a race, to educate our environment with equal thought. As the system has made men and women may fight. But men and women are equal, We are family. The women suffer worldwide, No matter what country, everywhere we have to fight ".
This same feeling moves to Elizabeth to keep fighting, as she considers alarming high rates of femicide are unsolved problems of the state. "We have to strengthen ourselves from the organizational point of view, requiring political decisions and put on the agenda the issue of women. I worry about the femicide and child and adolescent pregnancy, It is a pending matter in Latin America. No liability on the part of the authorities to put this issue on the agenda ".
There is also a pending issue, economic equality. For despite the discourse of the authorities, reality shows other figures. "From the point of view salary, There are figures in Sweden, for example, an auxiliary of nursing wins 42% unless an electrician, This tells you a lot. Or speak in academia or management ".
After a few minutes begins the march and women and assistants take the main streets of the Swedish capital. To the beat of drums and slogans, women do not ask permission and burst with a loud voice on behalf of their rights. Passersby they see them pass and recorded with their phones. The message is heard loud and clear. Women do not want compliments the 8 of March, they want to fight.