People take part in a march to mark International Women’s Day in Paris, France. (BENOIT TESSIER/) During the march in France they threw golden papers on the women dressed in purple. (BENOIT TESSIER/) A woman holds up a sign reading “Raped at 15 and branded a whore for it” in France. (BENOIT TESSIER/) A group of people hold signs that repudiate what happens to women in Iran. “Free the Iranian women.” (BENOIT TESSIER/) Women demonstrate on International Women’s Day as they go on strike to demand an end to domestic violence and the ‘macho’ culture that is prevalent in the country, in Milan, Italy. (CLAUDIA GRECO /) A woman holds a sign reading “Speak no more about our bodies” in Milan, Italy. (CLAUDIA GRECO /) People hold a banner reading ‘Feminist Solidarity Union’ during a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day, in Berlin, Germany. (ANNEGRET HILSE/) The slogan of the march in Germany is “Together we are powerful”. (ANNEGRET HILSE/) A woman shows a message on her face, “+10 women are murdered every day in Mexico”, at the 8M march in Germany. (ANNEGRET HILSE/) People protest in front of the Iranian embassy as part of International Women’s Day in Brussels, Belgium. (JOHANNA GERON/) Activists hold a rally to support women’s rights on International Women’s Day in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (PAVEL MIKHEYEV/) Women in Kazakhstan carry signs reading, “It’s a dress, not a Yes”; “My ideas, My thoughts.” (PAVEL MIKHEYEV/) An activist displays a sign reading “Girls just want to have fun…mental rights” during the 8M march in the Philippines. (LISA MARIE DAVID/) Filipino women and activists dance during a Women’s Day protest in Manila, Philippines. (LISA MARIE DAVID/) Women raised their fists in the air in protest during 8M marches in the Philippines. (LISA MARIE DAVID/) A protester shouts slogans at an International Women’s Day demonstration in Melbourne, Australia. (SANDRA SANDERS /) “Don’t keep quiet.” (SANDRA SANDERS /) The boys also participated in the march in Australia. (SANDRA SANDERS /) Activists during the 8M march in the rain in Indonesia. (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA/) “We are women with a mission to protect the oceans”, “There is no climate justice without gender justice”. (AJENG DINAR ULFIANA/) Women wait to go on stage to receive their awards at an event celebrating International Women’s Day in New Taipei City, Taiwan. (ANN WANG/) Women supporters of the religious party ‘Jamaat-e-Islami’ take part in a rally to mark International Women’s Day, in Lahore, Pakistan. (KM Chaudary/) An Afghan refugee takes part in a demonstration in Islamabad, Pakistan, holding a banner calling on the Taliban to let women study. (Anjum Naveed/) “Strong women, strong society.” (KM Chaudary/) Teenagers protest during the celebration of International Women’s Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain. The banner reads: ‘We scream for women who have no voice’. (Alvaro Barrientos/) People celebrate International Women’s Day at the Pyongyang Grand Theater square in Pyongyang, North Korea. (KIM WON JIN/) The women’s march in Tokyo, Japan. (PHILIP FONG/) Women of the Wall Leadership Rachel Cohen Yeshurun, left, Yochi Rappeport, center, and Tammy Gottlieb, right, pose for a selfie to commemorate the reading from the Book of Esther during the Jewish holiday of Purim which coincides this year with the International Day of Woman, in the women’s section at the Western Wall, in the Old City of Jerusalem. (Maya Alleruzzo/) Members of Thai unions, state-owned companies and women’s rights activists march for maternity rights on International Women’s Day in Bangkok. (LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/) Anti-government protesters scuffle with police during a protest organized by the group ‘Women for Rights’ on the occasion of International Women’s Day against proposed tax reforms and the country’s economic crisis, near the parliament building in Colombo, Sri lanka. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA /) Women take part in a demonstration for gender equality and against violence against women on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Pristina, Kosovo. (ARMEND NIMANI /) Activists hold banners reading ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ with portraits of women who were killed in Iran, during a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day, in London. (King Cheung/) A woman holds a banner reading ‘Abortion is an essential public health service’ as she takes part in a rally called ‘My womb is not your benefit’ to raise awareness of the difficulties of having an abortion at a state hospital, during International Women’s Day in front of to the seat of government in Bucharest, Romania. (Andreea Alexandru/) (with photos from Reuters, AFP and AP) Keep reading:
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