After a restless night that saw a heavy deployment of police in Yangon, security forces have blocked around 200 protesters in San Chaung township in the commercial hub from leaving.
Women across the world celebrate International Women's Day 2021, highlighting the need for progress in achieving gender equality.
It’s been over 100 years since it became a tradition to raise awareness about gender equality as well as celebrating the achievements of women worldwide.
Near the front of the colonial-era building that serves as the president's offices, activists wrote: "Victims of Femicide" in huge letters across the top of the barriers, with the names under.
International Women's Day is marked across the globe each year on March 8 to demand equal rights and protest against gendered violence.
The Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants in Turkey provides assistance for refugees coming from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other countries.
Sudan's President Omar al Bashir announced the decision of releasing the women during a meeting with a group of people from eastern Sudan at his residence in Khartoum.
Women protests against sexual harassment, discrimination, and inequality, highlight that "women's rights are human rights."
The #MeToo movement is making strides in the US, but there is no such movement for the vast majority of women around the world. From equality in the home to safe public spaces for women, the fight for equality is far from won.
Demonstrations and rallies are being held across several countries as the world celebrates International Women's Day with the theme #PressforProgress.
Thousands of women from all over the world joined the three-day journey from Istanbul to the Turkey-Syria border to raise awareness about the suffering of women imprisoned by the Syrian regime.
An initiative to show solidarity with imprisoned Syrian women will take place on March 8, International Women's Day. Nearly 150 buses will travel from Istanbul to the Turkey-Syria border, carrying 6,536 scarves representing the female prisoners.
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