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From Brazil to France, women are taking to the streets to demand an end to violence, inequality at work and the dignity of free will

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A light projection reads: 'Every fifth woman in Switzerland has experienced sexual violence.'  seen during Amnesty International women's rights group protest against sexual violence on the occasion of International Women's Day at the Swissmill Tower in Zurich, Switzerland 7 March 2021. REUTERS / Arnd WIegmann

A light projection reads: ‘Every fifth woman in Switzerland has experienced sexual violence.’ seen during Amnesty International women’s rights group protest against sexual violence on the occasion of International Women’s Day at the Swissmill Tower in Zurich, Switzerland 7 March 2021. REUTERS / Arnd WIegmann
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A worker from LG Towers wearing a mask to help suppress the spread of the coronavirus prepares flowers to be handed over to women who enter office buildings as part of the International Women's Day celebrations in Beijing, Monday, March 8, 2021.

A worker from LG Towers wearing a mask to help suppress the spread of the coronavirus prepares flowers to be handed over to women who enter office buildings as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations in Beijing, Monday, March 8, 2021.
(AP / Andy Wong Photo)








A woman holds a giant syringe mockup of a COVID-19 vaccine during a demonstration to mark International Women's Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 7, 2021.

A woman holds a giant syringe mockup of a COVID-19 vaccine during a demonstration to mark International Women’s Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, March 7, 2021.
(AP Photo / Bruna Prado)








A woman holds a flare during a parade leading up to International Women's Day in Guatemala City, Sunday, March 7, 2021.

A woman holds a flare during a parade leading up to International Women’s Day in Guatemala City, Sunday, March 7, 2021.
(AP photo / Moises Castillo)








A mother is seen on a vehicle holding a cross with a sign reading Not One More as caravans demand an end to violence against women and femicides, ahead of Women's Day protests, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March 7, 2021. REUTERS / Mahe Elipe

A mother is seen on a vehicle holding a cross with a sign reading Not One More as caravans demand an end to violence against women and femicides, ahead of Women’s Day protests, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico March 7, 2021. REUTERS / Mahe Elipe
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Among the various banners, activists hold banners reading 'Stop killing women', as protesters and activists gather in the square of Republique on the eve of International Women's Day in Paris, Sunday, March 7, 2021. International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day. celebrating women's rights and fighting for equality.

Among the various banners, activists hold banners reading ‘Stop killing women’, as protesters and activists gather in the square of Republique on the eve of International Women’s Day in Paris, Sunday, March 7, 2021. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day. celebrating women’s rights and fighting for equality.
(AP Photo / Lewis Joly)








Members of the Wom Collective, a women's street art collective, (left) Spanish artist Alba Bernal, Spanish artist Elena Gonzalez, British artist Vicky Lim, British artist Carleen de Sozer, Spanish artist Lours Gonzalo and British artist Lyla Cope pose for a photo in front of the artwork their new street in Brixton, south London, on March 7, 2021 to celebrate International Women's Day.

Members of the Wom Collective, a women’s street art collective, (left) Spanish artist Alba Bernal, Spanish artist Elena Gonzalez, British artist Vicky Lim, British artist Carleen de Sozer, Spanish artist Lours Gonzalo and British artist Lyla Cope pose for a photo in front of the artwork their new street in Brixton, south London, on March 7, 2021 to celebrate International Women’s Day.
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Protesters, especially women, gather during a rally to call for greater rights for women at Place de la Republique in Paris, on March 7, 2021, on the eve of Women's Day.  (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)

Protesters, especially women, gather during a rally to call for greater rights for women at Place de la Republique in Paris, on March 7, 2021, on the eve of Women’s Day. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP)
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Women with the words 'Don't be abused' and 'Don't be touched' in Spanish on their backs line up during a parade ahead of International Women's Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Women with the words ‘Don’t be abused’ and ‘Don’t be touched’ in Spanish on their backs line up during a parade ahead of International Women’s Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021.
(AP Photo / Dolores Ochoa)








Women shout at police during a parade leading up to International Women's Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021.

Women shout at police during a parade leading up to International Women’s Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021.
(AP Photo / Dolores Ochoa)








A woman in a purple head scarf dances during a parade ahead of International Women's Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021.

A woman in a purple head scarf dances during a parade ahead of International Women’s Day in Quito, Ecuador, Sunday, March 7, 2021.
(AP Photo / Dolores Ochoa)









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