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International Women's Day: events highlighting gender inequality take place around the world 

  • International Women's Day: events highlighting gender inequality take place around the world 
    Demonstrations were seen in over a dozen countries, from Pakistan to Argentina. International Women's Day: events highlighting gender inequality take place around the world 
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Thousands of women and allies gathered in cities across the world to protest for women’s rights and protection against violence. Demonstrations were seen in over a dozen countries, from Pakistan to Argentina.

 

People around the world marked International Women's Day on Sunday with rallies, marches and protests. In London, topless protesters formed a human chain on Waterloo bridge to highlight the vulnerability of women in the face of the climate crisis. In Kyrgyzstan, dozens of protesters were arrested after masked men attacked them at a rally for gender equality. On the Greek-Turkish border, asylum seekers marched to demand entry into the EU

Thousands of women and allies gathered in cities across the world to protest for women’s rights and protection against violence. Demonstrations were seen in over a dozen countries, from Pakistan to Argentina.

For some, the risks of protesting were great. In many cities, women were often met with counter-protestors, sometimes in the form of riot police who used tear gas to disperse crowds.

No matter the risk, women showed up and demanded to be heard, showing the fight for rights will continue well past this day for women.

In Santiago, Chile, police had a full-on clash with protestors, using water hoses and tear gas in attempts to disperse crowds. Many women came prepared, wearing gas masks and even sling shots to fight back against the police.