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Holiday to recognize women worldwide

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International Women's Day: Holiday to recognize women worldwide
International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.

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Nazi salutes, Molotov cocktails rock massive Mexico women's march

A group of women outside Mexico City's main cathedral clashed on Sunday with men protesting abortion who made Nazi salutes, among scuffles that left dozens injured during a protest of tens of thousands..
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International Women's Day: Clashes mar Mexico City march

Dozens are injured as activists throw petrol bombs and police use tear gas during a women's protest.
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Huge turnout, some violence at Latin America Women's Day marches

Hundreds of thousands of women across Latin America's biggest cities flocked to the streets for International Women's Day on Sunday, with anger over inequality, femicide and strict abortion controls..
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Women pack streets in massive marches across Latin America

Hundreds of thousands of women across Latin America's biggest cities flocked to the streets for International Women's Day on Sunday, spurred by a growing outcry over inequality, femicide and strict..
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Taliban declines to mark Women's Day in Afghanistan

Some political leaders joined foreign envoys in Afghanistan in offering assurances of support for women's rights on International Women's Day, but the Taliban did not join in the global commemoration.
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International Women's Day marked with marches and protests

People take to the streets to mark International Women's Day and highlight injustices.
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Cast of 'Scandal' reunites for International Women's Day PSA

Cast of 'Scandal' reunites for International Women's Day PSA  
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Thousands march in Spain on women's day despite coronavirus fears

Thousands of women across Spain marched on Sunday against gender inequality to mark International Women's Day, despite concerns the gatherings could help the spread of coronavirus.
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International Women's Day celebrated around the world

People around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to obtain equality.
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Latin American cities hold massive Women's Day marches

From Buenos Aires to Mexico City, women across Latin America's biggest cities took to the streets for International Women's Day on Sunday, spurred by a growing outcry over inequality, femicide and..
Reuters - Published

Islamists hurl stones and shoes at Women's Day marchers in Pakistan

Islamists pelted campaigners with stones, shoes and sticks as they marched through Pakistan's capital on Sunday to mark International Women's Day.
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Netizens laud Modi's social media initiative on Women's Day, thank PM for introducing 'superwomen'


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Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi greet women on International Women's Day

On the occasion of International Women's Day Congress leader Rahul Gandhi posted Mahatama Gandhi's quote on twitter, "If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man's superior."..
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Surprise! Duchess Meghan goes to church with the queen, marks International Women's Day at a school assembly

Duchess Meghan continued her "farewell tour" with a surprise school stop Friday to mark International Women's Day, then went to church with the queen.
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Women worldwide march for equality

Protests raise awareness of discrimination on International Women's Day.
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Women's Day: Meet 16 'Nari Shaktis' that inspire awe


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International Women's Day: President confers Nari Shakti Puraskar 2019 to 15 women

Nari Shakti Puraskar is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development to acknowledge the exceptional contribution made by individuals and institutions, to celebrate women as game..
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'OMG, that's Meghan' - when the duchess turns up at school

The Duchess of Sussex made a surprise visit to a school to mark International Women's Day.
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Charlie Webster: 'Diversity shouldn't be a box-ticking exercise - women deserve a voice in sport'

Charlie Webster has faced sexism throughout her career as a sports broadcaster - on International Women's Day she calls for change.
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‘Signing off’: PM Modi hands over his social media accounts to seven women achievers

‘signing off’: pm modi hands over his social media accounts to seven women achievers
In his bid to ignite “motivation in millions”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday signed off from his social media accounts and handed them over to seven women achievers for them to “share their..
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Feed the needy, Chennai's Mohandoss tweets on PM's Twitter handle

Chennai-based social worker Sneha Mohandoss, among the seven women achievers to handle Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Twitter account on International Women's Day on Sunday, urged people to feed at..
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International Women's Day: 7 women achievers to share life journey through PM's social media accounts

On the occasion of women's day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said seven women achievers will share their life journey through his social media accounts on Sunday. Extending greetings on International..
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International Women's Day: Women achievers share their inspiring stories on PM Narendra Modi's Twitter account


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Google marks International Women's Day with a doodle

Google on Sunday dedicated a doodle to mark the International Women's Day. The doodle is an animated video of a multilayered 3D paper mandala animation. The mandala, as we all know, is a circular..
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Free entry for women at monuments today

Tourism minister Prahlad Patel on Saturday said women visitors at all ticketed monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India will be granted free entry on International Women’s Day on..
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International Women's Day: Personalised scrub caps for women surgeons

Surgeon Gillian Cribb says patients assume "if you're not male, you're not a surgeon".
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International Womens Day: Duchess of Sussex surprises schoolchildren

The Duchess of Sussex surprised pupils in Dagenham, east London to mark International Women's Day.
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Why Australia's Women of Colour need to be at the forefront of International Women's Day

OPINION: As Australia marks International Women’s Day, one writer explores why Women of Colour and the topic of race can’t be left out of conversations about women’s rights.
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There's a badass in every woman and that's why I hate the word 'empowerment'

The Australian-born editor-in-chief of the US InStyle magazine marks International Women's Day by refusing to concede that women don't already have power.
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Latin American women prepare for record feminist marches

Millions of women are expected to hit the streets across Latin America on Sunday to mark International Women's Day, against a backdrop of wider social unrest in the region.
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Coronavirus outbreak, daylight saving time, International Women's Day: 5 things to know this weekend

Coronavirus concerns mount after positive tests on cruise ship, Get ready to spring your clocks forward and more things to start your weekend right.
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International Women's Day 2020: Giant Greta Thunberg portrait unveiled

Children at a Yorkshire school chose the "inspiring" activist as the subject of the huge portrait.
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Sophia Loren: 'Female directors don't yell'

The star extols the virtues of female directors, as she helps curate a list of films for Women's Day.
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#EachforEqual is the theme for International Women's Day 2020. Here's what you should know.

The theme of International Women's Day 2020, celebrated on March 8, is #EachforEqual, a message that gender equality is good for the economy.
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These young Indigenous women are leading Australia's creative and sustainable future

As International Women’s Day approaches, SBS News meets three women whose Indigenous identity and thousands of years of passed down matriarchal learning is integral to their cause, be it poetry or..
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PM Modi hails women's contributions in different fields

PM Modi on Thursday hailed women's contribution in different fields, saying woman power is securing the country and that he has been getting many motivating stories on exceptional women achievers. Modi..
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If governments really cared about the gender pay gap, they'd value the jobs women dominate

Women account for about 80 per cent of the caring workforce, yet these jobs remain stubbornly underpaid. On International Women's Day on Sunday, this is a serious point for politicians to consider.
The Age - Published

Maha district's Women's Day campaign gives school girls chance to act as 'collector for a day'

The initiative has been launched by Buldhana Collector Suman Chandra ahead of Women's Day.
DNA - Published

'We nominated my favourite teacher for an honour - let's all champion everyday women'

As calls for Bettina Arndt to be stripped of her honour continue and International Women’s Day approaches, one writer says it is more important than ever to be thinking about the less-recognised..
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This Women's Day, PM Modi will give away his social media accounts to inspirational women

Modi again took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that he will give away his social media accounts to women whose life and work inspire us.
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George Clooney and me: One for the gossips mags

The Press Council lashed Women's Day with a wet lettuce but the rest of us should make it clear they are not doing journalism.
The Age - Published

Young women can be the lantern that lights the way

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the achievements of all women.
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Women's T20 World Cup tournament preview: Australia begin title defence on home soil

Australian dominance, Thailand's debut and a celebration of International Women's Day featuring Katy Perry - the Women's T20 World Cup gets under way on Friday.
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