International Wome's Day; Women Bang Pots and Pans in Madrid

UN chief calls for stepping up efforts to protect women’s rights

West Germans began to mark International Women's Day more widely in the 1970s, after it was officially adopted by the United Nations, and this year Berlin expects to see a mass march to Clara Zetkin's memorial on the central Alexanderplatz Square.

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Past year on International Women's Day hundreds of thousands of demonstrators marched on the streets of over 100 Spanish cities, thus drawing the attention of the media.

In 1911, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland celebrated the first official International Women's Day on March 19. The Socialist Party of America designated the date after thousands of women marched for better working conditions and higher pay in New York City in 1908.

Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar dance at Akash Ambani’s wedding
After the guests relish some delicacies, they will witness the last stage of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta's wedding. Others who were seen at the wedding were Ranbir Kapoor , Priyanka Chopra , Karan Johar , Juhi Chawla.

The two main labor unions had called for 2-hour work stoppages, but the March 8 Commission, which groups women's rights advocates, say the strike should last 24 hours.

Women in the Philippines raised issue with President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogyny, as well as his government's war on drugs, which has led to the killing of many women and human rights violations.

"A great deal has been achieved in terms of gender equality in recent years", she said, "but we still have a lot to do". "We have to make sure that more is done against domestic violence, especially against women". International Women's Day is a day of hope and reflection of celebration of women and gender parity in our society.

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