International Women's Day around the world

  • Turkish women clash with riot policemen as they march towards Taksim square as part of the "International Women's Day" on March 8, 2014, in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images OZAN KOSE / AFP/Getty Images

  • A Moroccan woman holds a placard reading in French "Stop violence against women" during a rally marking the International Women's Day on March 8, 2014, in Rabat. The "International Women's Day" dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNAFADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images FADEL SENNA / AFP/Getty Images

  • Models present creations by Central African fashion designer Sonia Bafounga during a fashion show on the theme "women, fashion and peace" to mark the "International Women's Day" on March 8, 2014 in Bangui. AFP PHOTO/ SIA KAMBOUSIA KAMBOU/AFP/Getty Images SIA KAMBOU / AFP/Getty Images

  • A placard reads "We give bith, we decide" during a demonstration against the Spanish government's controversial bid to curb abortion rights in central Madrid to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The annual women's rights day drew particular attention this year with women's rights groups defending their labour rights as the Spain struggles with a 26-percent unemployment rate despite technically exiting recession last year. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty Images

  • A woman holds up a sign reading "Solidarity with women in struggle" during a march entitled "March 8 for all" organized by a feminist collective in the Belleville neighborhood of Paris on March 8, 2014, to mark International Women's Day. About a thousand individuals who no longer identify with traditional feminism, including prostitutes and people who defend a woman's right to wear the veil, marched side-by-side during the event, on the sidelines of the traditional women's day march held at the Place de la Bastille. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEUPIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images PIERRE ANDRIEU / AFP/Getty Images

  • A woman holds up a placard reading "Our stories belong to us, resistance" during a march entitled "March 8 for all" organized by a feminist collective in the Belleville neighborhood of Paris on March 8, 2014, to mark International Women's Day. About a thousand individuals who no longer identify with traditional feminism, including prostitutes and people who defend a woman's right to wear the veil, marched side-by-side during the event, on the sidelines of the traditional women's day march held at the Place de la Bastille. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE ANDRIEUPIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images PIERRE ANDRIEU / AFP/Getty Images

  • Pakistani human rights activists participate in a rally on International Women's Day in Islamabad on March 8, 2014. Hundreds of women and girls are murdered in Pakistan every year after being accused of defaming their family's honour, highlighting the violence suffered by many women in conservative Muslim Pakistan, where they are frequently treated as second-class citizens. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEMFAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images FAROOQ NAEEM / AFP/Getty Images

  • A woman holds portraits of victims of domestic violence during a rally on the "International Women's Day" on March 8, 2014 in front of the National Museum in the capital Beirut. The "International Women's Day" dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975. AFP PHOTO / ANWAR AMROANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images ANWAR AMRO / AFP/Getty Images

  • A female karate exponent demonstrates her skills during International Women's Day in Amritsar on March 8, 2014. International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day is a global day annually on March 8, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. AFP PHOTO /NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images NARINDER NANU / AFP/Getty Images

  • MANILA, PHILIPPINES - MARCH 08: A female activist wears a band around her head during the International Women's Day march rally on March 8, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. Today, around the world, International Women's day is observed, celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Some womens groups marked the occassion by holding a protest march against the Aquino administration, who they hold responsible for the corruption and poverty that the country suffers. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images) Dondi Tawatao / Getty Images

  • NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leaves the event "Equality for Women is Progress for All" at the United Nations on March 7, 2014 in New York City. The event was part of the United Nations International Women's Day, which is celebrated tomorrow, March 8. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Andrew Burton / Getty Images

  • Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Womens rights are not for negotiation, nor for sale" during a demonstration against the Spanish government's controversial bid to curb abortion rights in central Madrid to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The annual women's rights day drew particular attention this year with women's rights groups defending their labour rights as the Spain struggles with a 26-percent unemployment rate despite technically exiting recession last year. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty Images

  • A sex worker holds a placard reading "my body, my job, my rights are sacred" during a demonstration against the Spanish government's controversial bid to curb abortion rights in central Madrid to mark International Women's Day on March 8, 2014. The annual women's rights day drew particular attention this year with women's rights groups defending their labour rights as the Spain struggles with a 26-percent unemployment rate despite technically exiting recession last year. AFP PHOTO/ JAVIER SORIANOJAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images JAVIER SORIANO / AFP/Getty Images

  • Turkish women clash with riot policemen as they march towards Taksim square as part of the "International Women's Day" on March 8, 2014, in Istanbul. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images OZAN KOSE / AFP/Getty Images

  • A woman puts a shirt reading "Male Chauvinism kills women" on a sculpture called "Adan" of Colombian artist Fernando Botero, during a demonstration for the International Women's Day in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on March 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDARAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty Images

  • Women take part in a demo for the International Women's Day with a sign reading "Woman, neither submissive, nor devout. I want you free, pretty and crazy" in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia on March 8, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Raul ARBOLEDARAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP/Getty Images