International Women's Day 2018: Celebrating womanhood across nations
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. (Photo: AP)
Women hold placards in front of the main office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO), during a rally ahead of International Women's Day.
Mariam Khatoon prepares pottery to earn a living for her family, ahead of International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Indian women and a girl collect recyclable material at a garbage dumping site in Gauhati, India. The world is celebrating International Women's Day on March 8.
Demonstrators protest male violence against women and demand an equality labor opportunities during the general female strike to commemorate International Women's Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain.
Land activists from Boeung Chhuk community offer prayers to Buddhist monks to mark International Women's Day on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.
Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a speech during a ceremony to mark International Women's Day, at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in Naypyitaw.
Protesters shout slogans during a rally to mark International Women's Day Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of women activists in pink and purple shirts protested against President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines on Thursday, as marches and demonstrations in Asia kicked off International Women’s Day.
Delegates hold flower bouquets for International Women's Day as they arrive for a plenary session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.