LISBON, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Lisbon's municipal assembly marked International Women's Day on Tuesday, with MPs (members of the parliament) calling for an end to gender inequality.
Social Democrat MP Gabriel Fernandes pointed out that the symbolism of March 8 meant that everyone had to work all year round to put an end to gender inequality.
Miguel Santos from PAN (People Animal Nature) party pointed out that there were still inequalities and discrimination in terms of working conditions and salaries. He also called for the need to pay homage to "all women who fight and undergo risk to save other lives, and which don't have the means to escape several types of violence."
Green Party MP Claudia Madeira called for the need to praise all active people in fighting for a society without gender discrimination, and said it was time to act.
Communist Party MP Lucia Gomes highlighted that there were still people who viewed women as being inferior.
Left Bloc MP Isabel Pires said this was a date to realize that there was still a lot to be done.