International Women’s Day in Vienna

Historic imbalances in power relations between men and women, exacerbated by growing inequalities within and between societies and countries, are leading to greater discrimination against women and girls. Around the world, tradition, cultural values and religion are being misused to curtail women’s rights, to entrench sexism and defend misogynistic practices.

In Vienna, hundreds of women have organized mass protests against the violation of their rights by the major companies operating in Europe, specifically in Germany and Austria.

In Mariahilferstrasse,  dozens of women gathered in front of Muller Company to express their refusal of the unjust policy against the female workers at the company.

According to the protesters, women’s legal rights, have never been equal to men’s on any continent. The company of Muller enslave the employees females and directs them to chargers of dereliction of work in front of the customers, despite performing their tasks of work perfectly in company.

One of the employees said that she had resigned from after a series of ongoing persecution and bullying in the company.

Denying the rights of women and girls is not only wrong in itself; it has a serious social and economic impact that holds us all back. Gender equality has a transformative effect that is essential to fully functioning communities, societies and economies.  

Women’s access to education and health services has benefits for their families and communities that extend to future generations. An extra year in school can add up to 25 per cent to a girl’s future income.

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