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Women Around The World Took To The Streets To March For Equality On International Women’s Day

On International Women's Day, women worldwide rallied for gender equality, demanding an end to violence, discrimination, and inequality.

To mark International Women’s Day on March 8, thousands of women around the world took to the streets in mass protests and marches to stand for women’s rights.

1. Kosovo

Woman makes noise with a pan and wooden spoon at the International Women's Day march in Kosovo. She is surrounded by women, who also appear to be shouting and holding red banners.
TOPSHOT – Women take part in a rally for gender equality and against violence towards women to mark the International Women’s Day in Pristina, on March 8, 2023. (Photo by Armend NIMANI / AFP) (Photo by ARMEND NIMANI/AFP via Getty Images)

2. Kenya

Two women smile at the camera while holding their fists up. Besides them another person holds a paper that reads, "#Embracing Equity. CARE".
Women march on a street to celebrate International Womens Day in Kibera slum on March 8, 2023. (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP) (Photo by YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP via Getty Images)

3. Kyrgyzstan

A woman appears to be shouting, and other women around her do the same. In front of her there is a sign that says, "Rapists rape people not outfits".
Women take part in a rally to mark the International Women’s Day in Bishkek on March 8, 2023. (Photo by VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO / AFP) (Photo by VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP via Getty Images)

4. Afghanistan

Women demonstrate on International Women's Day in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, while wearing headresses. Some of them seem to be appear to be snapping pictures by holding their phones up.
TOPSHOT – Afghan women stage a protest for their rights to mark International Women’s Day, in Kabul on March 8, 2023. (Photo by AFP) (Photo by -/AFP via Getty Images)

5. Brazil

A protest sign is held by two women during a march in Brazil. A rainbow umbrella is held up behind them.
Rally to mark the International Women’s Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on March 8, 2023. (Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto).

6. Madagascar

On International Women's Day in Madagascar, women march in a parade while sporting red and white headbands.
ANTANANARIVO, MADAGASCAR – MARCH 08: Women, wearing traditional clothes, take part in a parade at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium on the occasion of International Women’s Day, in Antananarivo, Madagascar on March 8, 2023. (Photo by Henitsoa Rafalia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

7. Portugal

A woman with blue hair holds up a cardboard sign that says, "I am not free while any women is unfree".
LISBON, PORTUGAL – MARCH 08: Demonstrators march chanting while holding signs and banners from Alameda Dom Afonso Henriques to Rossio Square for women’s rights in a rally called by the “March 8 Network” organization under the slogan “Women in Union make the Revolution”, during the International Women’s Day on March 08, 2023, in Lisbon, Portugal. Thousands rallied at dusk under a light rain in a demonstration calling for women’s rights and an end to gender discriminations. March 08 has been the fixed date for International Women’s Day since 1914. (Photo by Horacio Villalobos#Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

8. Indonesia

Women in Indonesia hold signs and march for International Women's Day
Protesters take part in a demonstration calling for better women’s rights on International Womens Day in Surabaya on March 8, 2023. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP) (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP via Getty Images)

9. Ecuador

Portrait of a smiling woman sporting face paint that resembles Indigenous markings.
Indigenous women march in the framework of International Women’s Day in Quito on March 8, 2023. (Photo by RODRIGO BUENDIA / AFP) (Photo by RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP via Getty Images)

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