Marathons and candle-light marches: How the world celebrated International Women's Day

Mar 09, 2018, 08:24 IST
  • Marathons and candle-light marches: How the world celebrated International Women's Day

    A woman falls on a snow-covered field as she chases a ball in Shenyang in China's northeastern Liaoning province during International Women's Day on March 8, 2018. International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and commemorates the movement for women's rights

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    Pratima Poddar, 42, the only woman driver of a public bus in Kolkata poses next to a bus in Kolkata on the eve of International Women's Day

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    Acid attack survivors in India pose during a fashion show as part of a campaign to spread the message 'Stop Acid Sale', in Thane on March 7, 2018, ahead of International Women's Day

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    Bangladeshi women holding placards take part in a rally to mark International Women's Day in Dhaka

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    Nepali Armed Police Force (APF) band members parade during a rally marking the 108th observance of the International Women's Day in Kathmandu

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    Salvadoran women holding candles participate in a protest in commemoration of women murdered in El Salvador, as part of the celebration of International Women's Day in San Salvador on March 8, 2018

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    Women participate in the "Beauty Run" to mark International Women's Day in central Minsk

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    The event took place at central Minsk on March 8, 2018

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    French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (C) addresses the press flanked by (From L) French Junior Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa, French Junior Minister for the Digital Sector Mounir Mahjoubi, French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer and French Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud during an interministerial committee focused on Women's Rights and gender equality at the Pierre et Marie Curie Institute in Paris on International Women's Day

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    Vendamirrtham, 28, a 'dabba walla' or lunch box delivery woman, poses for a picture with her motorbike stacked with lunch boxes in Chennai during International Women's Day

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    Women take selfies during the ceremony of the International Women's day at Kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya

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    A female chorus group rehearsals during the ceremony of the International Women's day at Kawangware in Nairobi, Kenya

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    A woman performs taekwondo during the ceremony of the International Women's day at Kawangware in Nairobi

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From marathons to candlelight marches, here is how the world celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, 2018

 

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