25 Inspiring Scenes From International Women's Day

Pride, protests, and calls for progress.


International Women’s Day, observed every year on March 8th, is a time for the world to celebrate the progress of women’s rights and call to attention the work that still needs to be done. This year was no different as women around the globe took to the streets to make their voices heard. From East to West, take a look at the day’s observances.

San Sebastian, Spain ANDER GILLENEA/AFP/Getty Images San Sebastian, Spain Manila, Philippines Jes Aznar/Getty Images Manila, Philippines Athens, Greece LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images Athens, Greece
Guatemala City, Guatemala JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images Guatemala City, Guatemala Saint Petersburg, Russia SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Saint Petersburg, Russia Nairobi, Kenya YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images Nairobi, Kenya
Sao Paulo, Brazil NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images Sao Paulo, Brazil Berlin, Germany Sean Gallup/Getty Images Berlin, Germany Marseille, France BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images Marseille, France
Amritsar, India NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images Amritsar, India Erbil, Iraq SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images Erbil, Iraq Madrid, Spain Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images Madrid, Spain
Istanbul, Turkey BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images Istanbul, Turkey Seoul, South Korea JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images Seoul, South Korea Rome, Italy ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images Rome, Italy
Ulan-Ude, Russia TASS/Andrei Ogorodnik/TASS Ulan-Ude, Russia Chiang Mai, Thailand Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Chiang Mai, Thailand Juarez, Mexico HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images Juarez, Mexico
Milan, Italy MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images Milan, Italy Bay of Bengal Sea, India NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Bay of Bengal Sea, India Xiangyang, China VCG/VCG via Getty Images Xiangyang, China
Barcelona, Spain LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Images Barcelona, Spain Managua, Nicaragua INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images Managua, Nicaragua London, England Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images London, England Kiev, Ukraine NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Kiev, Ukraine
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