July 30, 2021

International Women’s Day, 2017

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From Boston Globe

Women around the globe took to the streets today to participate in International Women’s Day. The day recognizes the struggle for women’s rights and commemorates their contributions to society. This year, organizers in the US planned additional socio-economic themed demonstrations for “A Day Without A Woman.”–By Leanne Burden Seidel

Founder of Nanana Winbridge Education Center, Priscilla Nangurai (C) stands with 58 rescued girls at the school in Kajiado, Kenya. Nangurai established the Nanana Winbridge Education Center in 2007 with her retirement money where she hosts rescued girls who’ve run away from home to escape Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She has rescued 825 girls since 1986. (DANIEL IRUNGU/EPA)

People are seen around a sculpture titled ‘The Fearless Girl’ by artist Kristen Visbal which was installed overnight facing the famous sculpture of the charging bull in Lower Manhattan. A big investment firm, State Street Global Advisors, put the statue there to highlight International Women’s Day. (JUSTIN LANE/EPA)

A woman shouts slogans in a rally to commemorate the International Women’s Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Fernando Bizerra/EPA)

Jennifer Jones holds her daughter Meredith,6, as she takes part in “A Day Without a Woman” rally in Downtown Crossing in Boston, Mass. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

Hillary Harper stands in front of a wall decorated with artificial flowers during “A Day Without a Woman” protest in Los Angeles. Many American women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the U.S. economy. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

Women flash victory signs during a demonstration as part of International Women’s Day in Diyarbakir,Turkey. (ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A resist button is seen on the back of a “pussy hat” as women gather to sing in Harvard Square, Cambridge, as part of “A Day Without a Woman.” (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)

Female workers from a Spanish trade union stand outside their main headquarters after a call for women to stop working for half an hour at noon to commemorate International Women’s Day, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Alvaro Barrientos/Associated Press)

Alice Rossiter, left, CEO of Alice’s Table, thanks Techstars director Eveline Buchatskiy for a bouquet of tulips in Boston. Buchatskiy canceled work for her female employees and delivered flowers to other businesswomen as a gesture to acknowledge “A Day Without a Woman.” (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)

Activists protest the Trump administration and rally for women’s rights during a march to honor International Woman’s Day in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

For more on this story and images go to: http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/bigpicture/2017/03/08/international-women-day/KR4HcuY12w7sOqC7kgnQSN/story.html

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