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Women's Activism Around the World: A Visual Anthology

1 MIN READMar 11, 2018 | 14:33 GMT
A young woman takes to the stage dressed as the Statue of Liberty for a demonstration on International Women's Day in New York City.
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Dressed as the Statue of Liberty in Washington Square Park, a young woman performs on stage for a rally celebrating International Women's Day.

Editors Note

International Women's Day celebrates the many achievements and contributions of women across the globe. Many governments have begun to recognize the political agency of their female citizens, and as the world changes, women have worked in various ways to bring down barriers to their participation in the political and economic spheres. In celebration of those contributions, Stratfor is taking a moment to emphasize and amplify some of the many women around the world who have taken to the streets to change their communities and the world.

Women in Cairo, Egypt, chant slogans and carry signs during a protest on International Women's Day.

Despite a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, women in Cairo, Egypt, take to the streets to chant slogans on International Women's Day in 2013. 

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A sign emblazoned with the words "For the Liberation of the Woman" in German was carried through the streets of Berlin, Germany, during a march International Women's Day in 2015.

A sign emblazoned with the words "For the Liberation of the Woman" in German was carried through the streets of Berlin, Germany, during an International Women's Day march in 2015. The march was shortly after Germany's government enacted a law requiring a certain percentage of women to be included on the boards of Germany's largest companies. 

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Girls from the Kenya Girl Guides, Kenya's largest girls-only movement, pose for photos in Nairobi, Kenya, after attending a ceremony in celebration of International Women's Day.

Girls from the Kenya Girl Guides, Kenya's largest girls-only association, pose for photos in Nairobi after attending a ceremony in celebration of International Women's Day.

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Students at a college in Chennai, India, pose with their faces painted for International Women's day.

Students at a college in Chennai, India, pose with their faces painted for International Women's day.

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Police in riot gear block the street during a demonstration for International Women's day in Cambodia in 2013.

Police in riot gear block the street during a demonstration for International Women's day in Cambodia in 2013. 

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Russian feminists in St. Petersburg participate in a rally against violence toward women in 2018.

Russian feminists in St. Petersburg participate in a rally against violence toward women in 2018. 

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Women in Morocco shout slogans at a demonstration in 2015 calling for gender equality.

Women in Morocco shout slogans at a demonstration in 2015 calling for gender equality. Though women in the Middle East and North Africa have often lacked the same privileges in society as their male counterparts, that trend has begun changing in recent years. 

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A pregnant woman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stands during a protest for greater rights and protections for women in 2017.

A pregnant woman in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, stands during a demonstration in 2017 for greater rights and protections for women. 

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A woman in Ankara, Tukey, yells at riot police while they attempt to detain her at a women's rights rally in 2018.

A woman in Ankara, Turkey, yells at riot police attempting to detain her at a women's rights rally in 2018. 

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