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International Women's Day 2020

The date March 8th is sponsored by the United Nations to celebrate women's achievements and aims to further their rights.

March 08, 2020

Medical officials check tourists in wake of the deadly coronavirus, at Junagarh fort in Bikaner.

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Participants celebrate after the women's 'Beauty Run' in Minsk, Belarus. Five thousands participants took part in the event in connection with International Women's Day, which is an official holiday in Belarus.

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A protester dances during a march on International Women's Day in Madrid, Spain. Thousands of women are marching in Madrid and other Spanish cities as part of International Women's Day.

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Women on wheelchairs shout slogans against Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, to mark International Women's Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Femen activists hold placards and raise their fist during a protest as part of the celebration of the International Women's Day, in Paris.

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Pakistani activists take part in an International Women's Day rally in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistanis held rallies across the country. Officially recognized by the United Nations in 1977, it is celebrated around the world on March 8.

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Participants gather for a rally to mark International Women's Day in Madrid, Spain. Thousands of women are marching in Madrid and other Spanish cities as part of International Women's Day.

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Women work on painting the names of more than 3000 victims of femicide on Mexico City's main plaza, The Zocalo, on International Women's Day. Protests against gender violence in Mexico have intensified in recent years amid an increase in killings of women and girls.

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Bollywood actor Vidyut Jammwal during a women's bike rally on International Women's Day in Thane.

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Women participate in a bike rally on International Women's Day in Thane.

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Pakistani women take party in a pro-women rally ahead of Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan.

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Arifa Jan receives 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as First Lady Savita Kovind, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitharaman look on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. Hailing from Kashmir, Jan has taken the task to revive the once famed handicraft Numdha, the traditional embroidered rug.

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Kaushiki Chakroborty receives 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as First Lady Savita Kovind and Union Minister Smriti Irani look on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. Chakroborty is an Indian classical vocalist and one of the exponents of Khyals and Thumris.

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Chami Murmu receives 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as Union Minister Smriti Irani looks on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. Murmu, a resident of Bhursa village in Jharkhand is known as the 'Lady Tarzan' of Jharkhand for her determination to protect the forests, local wildlife and improve the livelihood of locals.

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Padala Bhudevi receives 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as Union Minister Smriti Irani looks on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. Bhudevi is a role model for women farmers and rural women entrepreneurs, working for development of tribal women, widows, Podu lands through a community based organisation.

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Mountaineers Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik receive 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as Union Minister Smriti Irani looks on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. The Malik sisters became the first twin sister to conquer Mount Everest in 2013 and are holders of 6 Guinness World Record.

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Automotive and R&D professional Rashmi Urdhwardeshe receives 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as First Lady Savita Kovind and Union Minister Smriti Irani look on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. Since 2014, Urdhwardeshe has been the Director of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) founded in 1966 by the Indian Automotive Industry with the support from Government of India.

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Entrepreneur Nilza Wangmo receives 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as First Lady Savita Kovind, Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitharaman look on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. Hailing from Leh district of Ladakh, Wangmo is an entrepreneur who is running Alchi Kitchen restaurant. Today, due to her efforts, Ladakhi cuisine is reaching the world.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) women fighter pilots Avani Chaturvedi, Bhawanna Kanth and Mohana Singh receive 'Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019' on International Women's Day from President Ram Nath Kovind as Union Minister Smriti Irani looks on, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Center in New Delhi. The trio are the first women fighter pilots of Indian Air Force.

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A women train driver speaks on a radio telephone, as a special train comprising of female only staff leaves for Gajraula from Moradabad. International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.

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Women carry potable water in plastic containers on the outskirts of Jammu. International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year.

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A caricature of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set on fire as women's groups hold a rally near the Malacanang presidential palace to mark International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.

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Civil society activists gathered the less fortunate to mark International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghan civil society activists gathered beggars from the streets of Kabul, to mark International Women's Day in Kabul.

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A young girl holds a rose during an event marking the International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Leaders of various women's groups raise their fists as they march near the Malacanang presidential palace to mark International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.

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A women with a message on her back that reads in Spanish: "This is my territory" takes part in a protest march marking International Women's Day, in Lima, Peru.

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Women chant as part of a "human chain" of around 200 women calling for an end to gender violence, on the eve of International Women's Day in front of the Hemiciclo de Juarez in central Mexico City. Protests against gender violence in Mexico have intensified in recent years amid an increase in killings of women and girls, and women are expected to express their outrage in a march in Mexico City on Sunday.

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Women march with a giant Peruvian national flag in a protest march to mark the upcoming International Women's Day, in Lima, Peru. March 8th has been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975 as International Women's Day, celebrating women's achievements and aiming to further their rights. Marches and protests are held across the globe with calls for a more gender-balanced world to mark the day.

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Chilean singer Mon Laferte performs during a concert by female artists on the eve of International Women's Day, in the Zocalo in Mexico City.

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Members of a civil society take part in a pro-women demonstration ahead of Women's Day in Peshawar, Pakistan. Pakistani women plan to hold rallies across the country to celebrate International Women's Day to bring attention to their efforts to seek better jobs, protections in the work place and end domestic violence.

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A sand sculpture created by sand artist Manas Sahoo on the eve of International Women's Day in Puri.

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Young women with their faces painted pose for photographs on the eve of International Women’s Day in Jabalpur.

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A woman laborer carries soil to plant trees on a street on the eve of International Women's Day in Hyderabad.

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

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