"A Day Without a Woman" was the theme of International Women's Day events in the United States. To demonstrate how undervalued they are at home and in the workplace, women across the country were encouraged to stay away from work, avoid spending money. Many wore red in solidarity with the campaign.
Women marched in Brazil to protest and bring awareness to inequality and domestic violence. The UN has said that the Latin American region makes up half of the top 25 countries with the highest rates of femicide.
Indonesian women marched through the capital, Jakarta, to the president’s palace. In other parts of the archipelago, the day took a lighter tone with many dancing to celebrate the day.
Jose Luis Castillo, whose daughter Esmeralda went missing when she was 14, in 2009, paints a black cross on the base of a traffic light to remember women who went missing or were killed, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Castillo has spent the years since her disappearance looking for her around the country.
The “fearless girl” facing the Wall Street Bull, in New York City, was put up as part of a campaign by a US fund manager to push companies to put more women on their boards.
Tens of thousands of women gathered outside the Colosseum in Rome to call for equal rights. Women in the Italian capital also received free entry to museums for the day.
Indian women participated in rallies to bring awareness to rape, female infanticide, and workplace inequality and harassment.
In Sydney, protesters dressed as the Statue of Liberty rallied against US President Donald Trump's new executive order temporarily banning the entry of refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries.
Women in Santiago, Chile, covered their mouths as part of the “Todas en Silencio” (All women in silence) protest. Others demonstrated by staying home from work, joining rallies or wearing red as part of “A Day Without a Woman.”
Acid attack survivors in Dhaka walked down the runway for the fashion show "Beauty Redefined" by designer Bibi Russell. The show, which was held on March 7, was an effort to challenge the conservative country's social prejudices about the victims.