Spanish Vocabulary List for International Women's Day

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That’s why, we have created a list with Spanish feminist terms and words related to International Women’s Day.

By clicking each word, you can read its Spanish definition, its English translation, and examples of how to use it.

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About International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.聽

Marked annually on聽March 8th,聽International Women’s Day (IWD) is one of the most important days of the year to:

  • celebrate women’s achievements
  • raise awareness about women’s equality
  • lobby for accelerated gender parity
  • fundraise for female-focused charities

[Source: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/]

What's the history of International Women's Day?

International Women’s Day聽has occurred for well over a century聽with the first gathering held in 1911.聽Learn more about the day’s聽timeline.

Spanish Vocabulary List for International Women's Day

Definici贸n:
Actitud o comportamiento de las personas que participan en movimientos, especialmente de tipo pol铆tico o social.
English:
activism
Ejemplo:

Olivia cree en el activismo pac铆fico a favor de los derechos de los animales.

Olivia believes in peaceful activism for animal rights.

Definici贸n:
La聽brecha salarial de g茅nero es la diferencia que existe de media entre los ingresos o el salario聽de mujeres y hombres.聽
English:
Salary gap, pay gap, gender wage gap
Ejemplo:

La brecha salarial en Espa帽a es del 14%.

The gender pay gap is 14% in Spain.

Definici贸n:
Conjunto de principios o c贸digos aplicados a un grupo de personas de manera diferente a otros grupos.
English:
Double standard
Ejemplo:

Existe un doble rasero entre hombres y mujeres en lo que respecta a la sexualidad.

Definici贸n:
Trato diferente y perjudicial que se da a una persona por motivos de raza, sexo, ideas pol铆ticas, religi贸n, etc.
English:
Discrimination
Ejemplo:

You can still find places there where discrimination is practised.

Todav铆a puedes encontrar lugares all铆 donde existe discriminaci贸n.

Definici贸n:
Situaci贸n de convivencia administrativamente reconocida de las personas. Consta de las siguientes modalidades: soltero o soltera, casada o casado, viudo o viuda, separada o separado y divorciado o divorciada.
English:
Marital status
Ejemplo:

Mi estado civil est谩 a punto de cambiar, me caso el mes que viene.

My marital status is about to change, since I’m going to be married next month.

Definici贸n:
Creencias y atribuciones preconcebidas sobre c贸mo deben ser y c贸mo deben comportarse las personas de un grupo o sociedad.
English:
Stereotypes
Ejemplo:

El hombre metrosexual intenta cambiar el estereotipo masculino.

Metrosexual men are trying to change masculine stereotypes.

Definici贸n:
Doctrina y movimiento social que pide para la mujer el reconocimiento de unas capacidades y unos derechos que tradicionalmente han estado reservados para los hombres.
English:
Feminism
Ejemplo:

Feminism has had a positive effect in many office environments.

El feminismo ha tenido efectos positivos en muchos ambientes laborales.

Definici贸n:
1. adjetivo. Del feminismo o relacionado con 茅l.
“el movimiento feminista”
2. nombre [persona] Que es partidario del feminismo.
“la dirigente feminista particip贸 en un debate pol铆tico”
English:
Feminist
Ejemplo:

Muchas feministas formaron parte del movimiento inicial LGBT.

Many feminists were part of the initial LGBT movement.

Definici贸n:
Actitud o manera de pensar de quien sostiene que el hombre es por naturaleza superior a la mujer.
English:
Sexism, male chauvinism.
Ejemplo:

Gilda dejo su trabajo porque no pod铆a soportar el machismo de su jefe.

Gilda quit her job because she could no longer tolerate her boss’s chauvinism.

Definici贸n:
Concentraci贸n p煤blica de gran n煤mero de personas que recorren las calles para expresar una opini贸n o protestar por alguna cosa.
English:
Demostration, protest
Ejemplo:

Han convocado una manifestaci贸n para el jueves.

They called for a demonstration (or: protest) on Thursday.

Definici贸n:
Odio o aversi贸n a las mujeres o falta de confianza en ellas.
English:
Misogyny
Ejemplo:

Many women hate their jobs because of misogyny in the workplace.

Muchas mujeres odian sus trabajos debido a la misoginia que hay en el ambiente laboral.

Definici贸n:
Principio que se utiliza para garantizar la igualdad entre hombres y mujeres en el acceso a puestos de representaci贸n pol铆tica. Es un criterio estipulado en la Ley para asegurar la participaci贸n igualitaria en la definici贸n de candidaturas.
English:
Gender parity
Ejemplo:

La paridad en las Naciones Unidas es una necesidad urgente.

Gender parity at the United Nations is an urgent need.

Definici贸n:
Predominio o mayor autoridad del var贸n en una sociedad o grupo social.
English:
Patriarchy
Ejemplo:

Many subtle forms of patriarchy go unnoticed in our society.

Muchas formas sutiles de patriarcado pasan desapercibidas en nuestra sociedad.

Definici贸n:
Actitud discriminatoria de quien infravalora a las personas del sexo opuesto o hace distinci贸n de las personas seg煤n su sexo.
English:
Sexism
Ejemplo:

The boss is infamous for his sexism in the workplace.

El jefe es infame por su sexismo en el entorno de trabajo.

Definici贸n:
Solidaridad entre mujeres, especialmente ante situaciones de discriminaci贸n sexual y actitudes y comportamientos machistas.
English:
Sisterhood
Ejemplo:

In a show of sisterhood, all of the women in the town voted for the female candidate.

En una muestra de sororidad, todas las mujeres del pueblo votaron a la candidata.

Definici贸n:
Conjunto de normas no escritas en el interior de las organizaciones que dificulta a las mujeres tener acceso a los puestos de alta direcci贸n.聽
English:
Glass ceiling聽barriers
Ejemplo:

Most women aspiring to senior management positions believe the glass ceiling to career progression still exists .

La mayor铆a de las mujeres que aspiran a posiciones de liderazgo piensan que todav铆a existe un techo de cristal en el desarrollo de sus carreras profesionales.

Definici贸n:
La聽violencia machista聽se refiere a todas aquellas acciones聽que聽contribuyen al menoscabo sistem谩tico de la dignidad, el estima y la integridad f铆sica y mental de las mujeres, ni帽as y personas con una identidad聽de g茅nero聽y/o sexualidad distinta a la normativa.
English:
Gender-based聽violence
Ejemplo:

Violence against women and girls stops us from being free and living the lives we choose.

La violencia machista nos impide ser libres y vivir la vida que queramos.

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