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International Women's Day 2019: In Photos

Marches and protests are held across the globe to mark International Women's Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further their rights.

March 08, 2019

Women hold flares during a march for International Women's Day in Madrid, Spain. Thousands of women walked off the job in Spain, joining millions more around the world demanding equality amid a persistent salary gap, violence and widespread inequality.

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Pakistani policewomen rally on the International Women's Day in Lahore Pakistan. Pakistani women mark the International Women's Day across the country against wage gap and gender violence.

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A woman holds a scarf reading in Italian " Not one less ", as she takes part in a demonstration to mark the International Women's Day, in Rome. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women's achievements and aims to further their rights.

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A protestor displays slogans printed on her body reading in Spanish "Freedom for all women, feminism, anti-speciesism," during a march to mark International Women's Day in Mexico City. Women's Day marches are being held across Mexico to protest the dangers women face in a country where two thirds of women have been victims of some type of violence and more than 3500 women and girls were murdered in 2018.

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A woman plays a snare drum in a demonstration commemorating International Women's Day, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Women participate in a Women's Day rally in Quito, Ecuador. The march was concentrated in front of the Labor Ministry, to demand labor improvements and more employment for women.

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Activists perform during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Guatemala City. During the march people remembered 41 girls that died in a fire two years ago at the state-run Virgen de la Asuncion youth shelter.

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A transsexual participates in a march to commemorate International Women's Day in Asuncion, Paraguay. Thousands of people marched in Asuncion's downtown to demand women's rights.

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A family wear stickers that read in Portuguese "Free Lula" and "Marielle" in reference to jailed former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and slain councilwoman Marielle Franco, during a march marking International Women's Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Women perform against an anti-abortion law during a march marking International Women's Day in Santiago, Chile. The day has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975 as millions of women around the world are demanding equality amid a persistent salary gap, violence and widespread inequality.

AP Photo/Esteban Felix

Women hold hands as they walk with Spanish slogans printed on their backs, reading, from left, "My body, my rules," and "We are going to tear down [the patriarchy]" during a protest march on International Women's Day in Mexico City.

AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell

A woman wipes away tears as she stands with others listening to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has declared himself interim president, during a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Caracas, Venezuela.

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To mark International Women's Day, Turkish female gendarmerie officers pose for pictures with the flowers they received after they rappelled off Istanbul's "July 15th Martyrs' Bridge", formerly known as Bosporus Bridge spanning the Bosporus Strait, in Istanbul.

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Turkish police block protesters wanting to hold a march for the International Women's Day, at Istiklal street, the main shopping street in Istanbul.

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Pro-choice activists dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” hold placards with a message that reads in Spanish: "Legalize abortion now," marking International Women's Day in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

An Iraqi woman works in a farm, as the world celebrates International Women's, on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq.

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A dog licks his owner during a rally in commemoration of International Women's Day, IWD, in Caracas, Venezuela. Marches and protests are held across the globe to mark IWD under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world.

AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

A man looks at women protesting against the judicial system for sentencing sexual offenders to small or suspended sentences in Bucharest, Romania.

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

College students pose for photos after getting their faces painted to mark International Women’s Day, in Chennai.

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Indian Coast Guard Deputy Commandants Anuradha Shukla and Shirin Chandran inside the hovercraft, in which they set on a 500-km surveillance mission from Rameswaram.

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Winners of 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018' during a felicitation ceremony on the occasion of International Women's Day, at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents an award to Seema Rao, the only woman commando trainer in India, during 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018' to mark International Women's Day, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

Women dressed in traditional dress participate in a bike rally to mark International Women's Day, in Nagpur.

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents an award to Reshma Nilofer Naha, the first marine woman pilot in India, during 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2018' to mark International Women's Day, at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Kamal Kishore

A Railway Protection Force woman personnel offers a rose to a woman commuter on the occasion of International Women's Day, in Mumbai.

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Women work at a paper recycling unit on International Women's Day in Hyderabad.

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A woman works at a bricks kiln on International Women’s Day in Dimapur, Nagaland.

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Tribal women in their traditional attire participate in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Kolkata.

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Women shout slogans during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in New Delhi. Hundreds of women held street plays and march in the Indian capital highlighting domestic violence, sexual attacks and discrimination in jobs and wages against them. Violent crime against women has been on the rise in India despite tough laws enacted by the government.

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Women shout slogans during a march to mark International Women's Day in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

A woman poses for photographs through a window cutout in a banner put up by the Tibetan Women's Association, to mark the International Women's Day in Dharmsala.

AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia

Women sing and dance during a march to celebrate International Women's Day in New Delhi. The banners in the background read "Save the Constitution Save the country", "Minimum wage should be enforced" "Make violence free country don't advocate war" and You promise us house and then evict us."

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

A woman carries her child on her back as she joins with others in a march to celebrate International Women's Day in New Delhi.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

A ragpicker woman walks with recyclable material from a dump yard on International Women's Day in Hyderabad.

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A municipal worker sweeps a street on International Women's Day in Hyderabad.

AP Photo /Mahesh Kumar A.

Woman coolie Sandhya Marawi at work on International Women's Day, in Jabalpur.

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Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar poses with women bike riders during an event to mark International Women’s Day, in Lucknow.

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Women, on wheelchairs, from showcase their talent and abilities during an event organised to celebrate International Women's Day, in Thane.

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Women activists topple an effigy of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte as they mark International Women's Day during a rally near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The group criticized Duterte, opposed martial law in Mindanao and called for equal rights.

AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Women activists shout slogans as they mark International Women's Day during a rally near the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines.

AP Photo/Aaron Favila

In this undated photo provided by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, soldiers and ballerinas pose for pictures during a photoshoot in Yekaterinburg, Russia, to mark International Women's Day. When a Russian army recruitment office ordered a photoshoot to celebrate International Women's Day, it didn't feature any of the 45,000 women currently serving in the country's armed forces.

Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP

Women activists march as they mark International Women's Day during a rally near Merdeka palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Hundreds of women activist called for equal rights and stop the violence.

AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim

Members of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions attend during a rally to mark the International Women's Day in downtown Seoul, South Korea. More than a thousand people attended at a rally demanding better working condition for women workers and gender equality. The banners read "Gender equality."

AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

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