International Women’s Day Celebrations and Marches Around the World

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and this year it comes on the heels of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, sparking an even stronger response from women all over the world who stood up for women’s rights. From the United States to Southeast Asia, women of all ages marched, stood, advocated and walked together in solidarity, demanding respect and equality.

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Demonstrators hold placards and shout slogans as they protest at the Bulebar during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
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Demonstrators raise their fists in the air as they protest at the Bulebar during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain.
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People, mostly women, shout slogans during a protest at the Sol square during the International Women's Day in Madrid.
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A woman walks past a graffiti that reads in Basque 'Up the feminist fight' during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in San Sebastian.
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A woman paints a Venus symbol on another woman's face as they attend a protest during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in San Sebastian.
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Demonstrators hold up a placard as they attend a protest during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Madrid.
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Women demand equal working rights and an end to violence against women in Spanish society at Puerta del Sol in Madrid during International Women's Day.
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Demonstrators hold banners as they attend a protest during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Madrid.
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Demonstrators hold placards as they protest during a one day strike to defend women's rights on International Women's Day in Madrid.
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Women's rights demonstrators hold placards during a rally in Russell Square on International Women's Day in London.
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Women's rights demonstrators dress a statue of Francis Duke of Bedford in suffragette clothing and place a banner on railings in front during a rally in Russell Square on International Women's Day in London.
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Meghan Markle talks to school children as she arrives with her fiance Britain's Prince Harry to take part in an event for young women as part of International Women's Day in Birmingham, central England.
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A woman draws a mural on a office window in Fitzrovia in London during International Women's Day.
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Women participate in the annual International Women's Day March in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Hundreds of women from several organizations marched through Chiang Mai's old town, where they gathered for the event.
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Young girls hold "Women 4.0" signs at Tha Pae Gate during the annual International Women's Day event in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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Women join a protest march for International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.
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Women join a protest march for International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines. Protesters marched on the streets of the nation's capital to celebrate International Women's day and to protest against President Rodrigo Duterte's human rights violations and policies, which the protesters say victims are also women.
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Indian women shout slogans during a march to observe International Women's Day in New Delhi, India. 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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Masked Bangladeshi women attend an International Women's Day rally in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Marches and demonstrations in Asia are kicking off rallies around the world to mark International Women's Day.
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Bangladeshi women hold placards during a rally to mark the International Women's Day in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Demonstrators attend a march to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pristina, Albania. The banner in Albanian reads, "We march, we don't celebrate."
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