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International Women's Day celebrated across the world

Published Mar 08, 2017 03:04pm

Events and protests were held in countries across the world on Wednesday as International Women's Day was celebrated with great fervour.

Protests were held in Manila, Philippines to mark the day. President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to strengthen gender equality in the Philippines as he lauded the contribution of women in the country.

In Bangladesh, acid victims redefined beauty as they strutted the catwalk in a fashion show that sought to garner attention towards the menace of acid attacks. The show held in Dhaka was attended by fashion lovers, rights activists and diplomats including the US ambassador to Bangladesh.

Young Indian women wear traditional Punjabi dress as they perform the 'Giddha' dance during celebrations on the occasion of an International Women's Day function in Amritsar.─AFP
Young Indian women wear traditional Punjabi dress as they perform the 'Giddha' dance during celebrations on the occasion of an International Women's Day function in Amritsar.─AFP

Afghan girls practice their daily training at a fencing club in Kabul, Afghanistan. ─Reuters
Afghan girls practice their daily training at a fencing club in Kabul, Afghanistan. ─Reuters

Afghan girls practice their daily training at a fencing club in Kabul, Afghanistan. ─Reuters
Afghan girls practice their daily training at a fencing club in Kabul, Afghanistan. ─Reuters

A Bangladeshi acid attack survivor walk down the catwalk during the event 'Beauty Redefined' in Dhaka, Bangladesh.─AP
A Bangladeshi acid attack survivor walk down the catwalk during the event 'Beauty Redefined' in Dhaka, Bangladesh.─AP

A Bangladeshi acid attack survivor gets her make up applied during the event 'Beauty Redefined' in Dhaka, Bangladesh.─AP
A Bangladeshi acid attack survivor gets her make up applied during the event 'Beauty Redefined' in Dhaka, Bangladesh.─AP

A protester holds a slogan during a rally as they mark International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.─AP
A protester holds a slogan during a rally as they mark International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.─AP

A protester holds a slogan as she joins a rally marking International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.─AP
A protester holds a slogan as she joins a rally marking International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.─AP

A protester wearing a mask joins a rally as they mark International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.─AP
A protester wearing a mask joins a rally as they mark International Women's Day in Manila, Philippines.─AP

Inmates work in the making of clothes at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP
Inmates work in the making of clothes at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP

A Chinese woman works on an embroidery to mark International Women's day in Yangzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu province.─AFP
A Chinese woman works on an embroidery to mark International Women's day in Yangzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu province.─AFP

Chinese women work on an embroidery at a local embroidery workshop to mark International Women's day in Yangzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu province.─AFP
Chinese women work on an embroidery at a local embroidery workshop to mark International Women's day in Yangzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu province.─AFP

Chinese women work on an embroidery at a local embroidery workshop to mark International Women's day in Yangzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu province.─AFP
Chinese women work on an embroidery at a local embroidery workshop to mark International Women's day in Yangzhou, eastern China's Jiangsu province.─AFP

An inmate embroiders accessories at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP
An inmate embroiders accessories at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP

Inmates work in the making of clothes at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP
Inmates work in the making of clothes at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP

Inmates wearing creations of the brand "IntegraArte", pose at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP
Inmates wearing creations of the brand "IntegraArte", pose at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP

Inmates wearing creations of the brand "IntegraArte", pose at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP
Inmates wearing creations of the brand "IntegraArte", pose at the "Cecilia Orillac de Chiari" Women's Rehabilitation Centre in Panama City.─AFP