2015 International Women's Day

A look at women around the world on International Women's Day.

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An independent Afghan artist paints a mural of a police officer on a wall outside the main gate of a police precinct to mark International Women's Day on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Kabul, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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People play music during the World March of Women 2016 in Brussels on March 8, 2016 as part of the International Women's Day.This year's edition of the international feminist campaign is demanding quality shelter for female asylum seekers. / AFP / Belga / VIRGINIE LEFOUR / Belgium OUT
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Participants leave after attending a reception to commemorate the coming International Women's Day on the sideline of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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Participants leave after attending a reception to commemorate International Women's Day on the sideline of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Monday, March 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
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People walk past the Estonian flower market on the International Women's Day in Tallinn, Estonia, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, with the historical Old Town in the background. (AP Photo/Vitnija Saldava)
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French President Francois Hollande (C) poses with the President of the High Council for Equality between Women and Men (HCEfh) Danielle Bousquet (at Hollande's R) and Minister for the Family, Children and Women's Rights Laurence Rossignol (at Hollande's L) with members of the HCEfh during the launching of the HCEfh on International Women's Day at the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 8, 2016. / AFP / POOL / THOMAS SAMSON
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People hold placards reading "Rights instead of flowers" "It's not my job to blow, stop sexual harassment at work" during a march celebrating the International Women's Day in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 8, 2016. / AFP / VANO SHLAMOV
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People hold placards reading "Rights instead of flowers" "It's not my job to blow, stop sexual harassment at work" during a march celebrating the International Women's Day in Tbilisi, Georgia, on March 8, 2016. / AFP / VANO SHLAMOV
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Indian woman Bileswari Deka, 42, carries her three years old daughter Sagarika, sleeping on her back, and collects money from a man as she sells country liquor on the bank of the River Brahmaputra on International Women’s Day in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Deka is still recovering after she suffered severe burn injuries on her left hand in a cooking gas cylinder blast last year. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
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Women's rights activists take selfies with Tribal activist-turned-politician Soni Sori and a victim of an acid attack, center with face covered, during a protest march on International Women's Day in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Activists were demanding that the Women's Reservation Bill, which would reserve Indian legislative seats for women, be passed by the Parliament among other demands. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, India's opposition Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, front accompanied by her son and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, behind, prepares to leave in their vehicle after a protest in the Parliament premises in New Delhi, India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for only female lawmakers to address the Indian parliament on International Women's Day included silence — because there weren't enough women to speak. Of 543 elected members in the lower house, only 62 are women — or just 12 percent. The global average is 22 percent for women in Parliament, according to the Inter-Parliamentary Union. "Surely, maximum governance also means giving us women our legitimate due, namely the much-awaited Women's Reservation Bill," opposition Congress party leader Sonia Gandhi said, chided her colleagues for failing to push it through since it was first floated in Parliament at least two decades ago. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, file)
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An Indian woman carries a sack of used plastic bottles to be sold at a recycled plant on the International Woman’s Day in the eastern Indian city of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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Indian woman Sarita Devi, 65, awaits customers as she sells clay pots used for growing plants near a railway track on International Women’s Day in Gauhati, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)
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An Indian village woman plucks marigold flowers at an agricultural field before selling them at the market on International Woman’s Day on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Biswaranjan Rout)
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An elderly Indian woman listens to a speaker as she participates in a protest on International Women's Day in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Activists were demanding that the Women's Reservation Bill, which would reserve Indian legislative seats for women, be passed by the Parliament among other demands. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
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Activists of Kashmir Tehreek - e-Khawateen holds banner and placards during a demonstrate on International women's day in Srinagar, India, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The protest was against the violence against women in the valley. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)
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British model Naomi Campbell (C) stands next to her mother Valerie Morris and former Israeli president Shimon Peres (L) during a meeting with children ahead of an International Women's Day conference at the Peres Center for Peace in Tel Aviv on March 8, 2016. / AFP / JACK GUEZ
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Naomi Campbell speaks during an event for International Women's Day in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
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Women attend a march for gender equality and women’s rights during the celebration of International Women’s Day on Gediminas Avenue in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The poster reads: “ Women's strength in unity " (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)
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To help tourists feel safer, women make up the majority of Acapulco, Mexico's Tourism Assistance brigade. (Photo by Franc Contreras, CCTV America)
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To help tourists feel safer, women make up the majority of Acapulco, Mexico's Tourism Assistance brigade. (Photo by Franc Contreras, CCTV America)
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To help tourists feel safer, women make up the majority of Acapulco, Mexico's Tourism Assistance brigade. (Photo by Franc Contreras, CCTV America)
Mexico International Women's DayMexico International Women's Day
To help tourists feel safer, women make up the majority of Acapulco, Mexico's Tourism Assistance brigade. (Photo by Franc Contreras, CCTV America)
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A 14 year-old Myanmar girl carries three bags of powdered-limestone to load in to a boat on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, on International Women’s Day in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Migrant workers living along Ayeyarwaddy riverbank earn bout 5000 Kyats (US Dollar 4) a day for loading and unloading goods. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
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Myanmar women unload logs from a boat on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, on International Women’s Day in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Migrant workers living along Ayeyarwaddy riverbank earn bout 5000 Kyats (US Dollar 4) a day for loading and unloading goods. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
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A Myanmar woman unloads logs from a boat on the bank of Ayeyarwaddy River, on International Women’s Day in Mandalay, Myanmar, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Migrant workers living along Ayeyarwaddy riverbank earn bout 5000 Kyats (US Dollar 4) a day for loading and unloading goods. (AP Photo/Hkun Lat)
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A Palestinian woman holds balloons, some reading in Arabic "women's rights", during an event organised by the United Nations to mark the international women's day on March 8, 2016 at a park in Gaza City. / AFP / MAHMUD HAMS
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Activists of The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) hold placards as they march during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi on March 8, 2016. Women in conservative Pakistan have fought for their rights for decades, in a country where so-called honour killings and acid attacks remain commonplace. / AFP / ASIF HASSAN
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Activists of The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) hold placards as they march during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Karachi on March 8, 2016. Women in conservative Pakistan have fought for their rights for decades, in a country where so-called honour killings and acid attacks remain commonplace. / AFP / ASIF HASSAN
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Supporters of Pakistan's Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) hold placards during a rally to mark International Women's Day in Lahore on Marchi 8, 2016.Women in conservative Pakistan have fought for their rights for decades, in a country where so-called honour killings and acid attacks remain commonplace. / AFP / ARIF ALI
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Protesters arrive for a rally near the Presidential Palace to mark International Women's Day Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The marchers are calling for justice for convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso after she was granted a last-minute stay of execution in April of last year in Indonesia but eight other convicts were executed. The protesters are also one in calling for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination and harassment against women. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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People release sky-lanterns on the eve of International Women's Day in Manila on March 7, 2016. The event calls for the end of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls. / AFP / NOEL CELIS
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Hundreds of protesters display a banner as they march towards the Presidential Palace to mark International Women's Day Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The marchers are one in calling for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination and harassment against women. The sign reads: "Fight the abuse of women, children and country!" (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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A protester wears an improvised American flag as she joins a rally to mark International Women's Day Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The marchers are one in calling for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination and harassment against women. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Male students wearing their high-heeled shoes prepare to march around a park to pay tribute to women all over the world on the eve of International Women's Day celebration Monday, March 7, 2016 in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. The all male marchers are calling for gender equality and an end to all forms of discrimination and harassment against women. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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Women march in the rain to demand greater accessibility of abortion but also for better work conditions and more state support in raising children, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The annual march by women’s organizations was held for the 17th time, ahead of March 8 International Women’s Day. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
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Protesters march demanding greater accessibility of abortion but also for better work conditions and more state support in raising children, in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The annual march by women’s organizations was held for the 17th time, ahead of March 8 International Women’s Day. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
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Women wearing black scarfs adopt a mother care posture during a flash mob in Bucharest, Romania, on March 8, 2016.Around 30 women take part in a flash mob on Women's International Day to draw attention on nowadays women's condition. / AFP / DANIEL MIHAILESCU
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A woman covers her face with a black scarf during a performance honoring the history of feminist movements, marking the International Women's Day in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT
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Romanian women activists stand blindfolded with black scarves during a performance honoring the history of feminist movements, marking the International Women's Day in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru) ROMANIA OUT
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Turkish members of labor unions and civil society groups shout slogans before upcoming International Women's Day in Ankara on March 5, 2016. The banner reads : "March for Peace and Secularism against Imperialism". / AFP / ADEM ALTAN
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Turkish women march to protest against the government and violence against women , during a rally prior to International Women's Day on Tuesday, in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, March 6, 2016. The banner reads: " We are resisting for life, peace, labor and freedom! " (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
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Women shout slogans to protest against the government and violence against women, prior to International Women's Day on Tuesday, in Kadikoy, Istanbul, Sunday, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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Women help a protester after riot police used tear gas to disperse several hundred women gathered to protest against the government and violence against women, prior to International Women's Day on Tuesday, in Kadikoy, Istanbul, Sunday, March 6, 2016.(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)
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Yemeni women hold the flag of Yemen's Southern Separatist Movement as they hold a sit-in calling for a more peaceful life during international women's day in the southern city of Aden on March 8, 2016.The United Nations warned this month of a "human catastrophe unfolding in Yemen", where it says more than 6,100 people had been killed in the fighting since last March. It says another 3,000 people had been wounded and 2.5 million people forced to flee their homes. In March 2015, Saudi Arabia began leading a military campaign against the Shiite rebels and their allies in its southern neighbour. / AFP / SALEH AL-OBEIDI