About 300 street demonstrations with the slogan "if we stop, the world stops" are planned in the country throughout the day.
The strike has affected public transport, with reported train delays in metros in Madrid and Barcelona.
Womens in line take part in a march of silence during the World Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in downtown Málaga, on 25 november, 2017, Spain.— Jesús Mérida (@JesusMerida_) November 26, 2017
Photo: Jesús Mérida. #malaga #malaga2017 #fotografia #capture #nikon #photojournalism #fo… https://t.co/DSQYAhlPzG pic.twitter.com/8ep595PqcS
According to El Pais newspaper, 82 percent of Spaniards believe that the strike is justified.
Happy women's day!— Barcelona-Home (@barcelona_home) March 8, 2018
Today is March 8, the women in Spain are allowed to leave their jobs, and all the things that are in their to do list to participate in the massive strike for defend their rights.#DiaDeLaMujer #WomensDay #DiaInternacionaldelasMujeres #HuelgaFeminista8M #Women pic.twitter.com/rseAPSCFSk
International Women's Day events are also being held in dozens of other countries across the world.