#Photography: “68 Exquisite #Photos of #Women Resisting Around the World”

By Emma Gray , Damon Dahlen


“An essential part of any functioning democracy is the freedom of its people to assemble and resist. In the context of an American president and administration whose policy agenda and rhetoric are opposed by more than half of the country, The Resistance has come to symbolize that majority opposition. And it’s being led by women. 


Around the world, women are a vital part of resistance efforts of all kinds. From Chile to India to Canada to New Zealand, women are on the front lines when they can be, pushing back on policies, governments and societal norms that they deem unjust.”

 

Anti Trump Demonstration in New York
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 04: A woman is arrested by police officers during a demonstration to protest against President Donald Trump’s Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries and the LGBT community at Stonewall on February 04, 2017 in New York City, US. (Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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A woman holds a banner raeding ‘Resignation’ during a protest rally against the government in Bucharest on February 6, 2017. Romania’s government formally repealed Sunday contentious corruption legislation that has sparked the biggest protests since the fall of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989, ministerial sources said. / AFP / Daniel MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
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ROHTAK, INDIA – JANUARY 31: Women activists from Jat community raise their hands during their protest for demand for reservations in government jobs at Jassia village on January 31, 2017 in Rohtak, India. (Photo by Manoj Dhaka/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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A woman protests outside the Trump Hotel against President Donald Trump’s recent action on refugees entering the US on February 4, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP / MOLLY RILEY (Photo credit should read MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images)
Students Protest in Chile
VALPARAISO, CHILE – MAY 26: A protester is detained by the police during a national demonstration organized by ACLE to demand free and quality education on May 26, 2016 in Valparaiso, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Benitez/Latincontent/Getty Images)
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Woman holding a sign saying ‘I love my Muslim brothers and sisters’ during a massive protest against President Trump’s travel ban outside of the U.S. Consulate in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on January 30, 2017. Canadians joined countries around the world in protesting against American President Donald Trump’s executive order, banning citizens of seven majority Muslim countries (Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Libya) from entering the United States for the next three months and banning Syrian refugees from indefinitely entering America. (Photo by Creative Touch Imaging Ltd./NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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BOSTON – JANUARY 29: Muslim women pray during a protest in Copley Square in Boston on Jan. 29, 2017. Thousands gathered to protest President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the country. (Photo by Keith Bedford/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
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QUEBEC, CANADA – JANUARY 21: Demonstrators attend the Women’s March to protest President Donald Trump, in Montreal, Canada on January 21, 2017. Thousands of people gather in Montreal in support of women’s rights as thousands are doing the same in Washington, D.C. after the inauguration of Donald Trump. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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A womna holds a sign reading “Solidarity and action” during the “Women´s March” against new US President Donald Trump in Mexico City on January 21, 2017. / AFP / PEDRO PARDO (Photo credit should read PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)
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AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 21: Thousands of people march up Queen Street on January 21, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. The marches in New Zealand were organised to show solidarity with those marching on Washington DC and around the world in defense of women’s rights and human rights. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
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BERLIN, GERMANY – JANUARY 21: A Woman wearing a USA flag as a headscarf attends a protest for women’s rights and freedom in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington in front of Brandenburger Tor on January 21, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The Women’s March originated in Washington DC but soon spread to be a global march calling on all concerned citizens to stand up for equality, diversity and inclusion and for Women’s rights to be recognised around the world as human rights. Global marches are now being held, on the same day, across seven continents. (Photo by Steffi Loos/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 21: A child marches during the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Downtown Los Angeles for the Women’s March in protest after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Women’s Marches are being held in cities around the world. (Photo by Sarah Morris/Getty Images)
'Ni Una Menos' march against femicides
CHILE, VALPARAISO – OCTOBER 19: Feminist activists protest on the streets during a national demonstration called “Ni Una Menos (not one woman less)” to demand justice for all women victims of gender crimes and in repudiation to the murder of Florencia Aguirre, a nine year old girl who was strangled, burned and buried by his father in the city of Coyhaique on October 19, 2016, Valparaiso, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Benitez/Latincontent/Getty Images).
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A demonstrator carries a sign during a rally in solidarity with supporters of the Women’s March in Washington and many other cities on January 21, 2017 in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, one day after the inauguration of the US President Donald Trump. Protest rallies were held in over 30 countries around the world in solidarity with the Washington Women’s March in defense of press freedom, women’s and human rights following the official inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. (Photo by Julien Mattia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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CAMPINAS, BRAZIL – JANUARY 05: A woman with her face painted in the red color attends a rally to condemn a slaughter committed at the turn of the year in Campinas, Brazil on January 05, 2017. Minutes before the Turn of the year 2017, Campinas was the scene of a slaughter that Victimized 12 people, 9 of them women, a man burned his ex-wife, his own are, and almost everyone present at the New Year’s Eve party, and then killed himself, He left a letter where he explained coldly what he was going to do, and his main motivation: the revolt for not being able to keep his son. (Photo by Dario Oliveira/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – A reflection on waste liquid shows a woman wawing Turkish and Free Syrian flags as an aid convoy to Aleppo organized by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is about to leave, on December 14, 2016 in Istanbul. Turkey’s aid campaign for the besieged people of Aleppo continued with several nongovernmental organizations sending food, water and clothing. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Activists from the Lebanese NGO Abaad (Dimensions), a resource centre for gender equality, dressed as brides and wearing injury patches hold a protest in downtown Beirut on December 6, 2016, against article 522 in the Lebanese penal code. The article shields rapists from prosecution on the condition that they marry their victim, a phenomenon that is still practised in the country, especially among conservative families whose chief aim is to preserve the family’s so-called “honour.” / AFP / PATRICK BAZ (Photo credit should read PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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Women light candles during a “lights for rights” protest. During US president Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, people protest for women’s rights in Brussels on January 20, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Van den Panhuyzen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – A woman reacts to tear gas fired by the Haitian National Police during clashes with supporters of presidential candidate Maryse Narcisse, in the neighborhood of La Saline, in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, on November 29, 2016. Haitian presidential candidate Jude Celestin, who lost the country’s election to opponent Jovenel Moise according to preliminary results, challenged the outcome Tuesday, alleging it was due to “cheating.” “We are saying there was cheating and we will see who cheated,” Celestin told AFP, without naming Moise directly. / AFP / HECTOR RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)
"Ni Una Menos" demonstration against femicides in Quito
QUITO, ECUADOR – NOVEMBER 26: Feminist activists protest on the streets during a demonstration called “”Vivas Nos Queremos”” to demand justice for all women victims of gender crimes on November 26, 2016, Quito, Ecuador. (Photo by Eduardo Leon/Latincontent/Getty Images).
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Women shout slogans and hold signs during a demostration against a proposed bill in Istanbul on November 22, 2016. The AKP government has reversed the law on sexual exploitation of children but the women continue their actions. (Photo by Erhan Demirtas/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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WARSAW, POLAND – OCTOBER 24: (SOUTH AFRICA AND POLAND OUT) Hundreds of women with umbrellas participate in the nationwide Womens Strike on October 24, 2016 in the city centre of Warsaw, Poland. The mass action aims to oppose the idea of tightening of the anti-abortion law. (Photo by Karol Serewis/Gallo Images Poland/Getty Images)
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FREEDOM PARK, PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA – 2016/10/10: Oum Sophy, a victim of land grabs who shouts during a protest on World Habitat Day in Phnom Penh. She is a representative of villagers of Kompong Chhnang province. The KNC Company which allegedly robbed the land of the villagers of 182 hectares. On this day, some hundreds of victims of land grabs and land rights activists participated in the protest rally from several villages which embroiled in land disputes. They have struggled against the tyranny and land issues for many years. Land issues have become the most serious social issue in Cambodia after the civil war. Estimate that more than 770,000 people have been evicted since 2000 due to various land development. (Photo by Satoshi Takahashi/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – A half-naked demonstrator runs along a riot police vehicle as Human Rights activists march in Santiago, on September 11, 2016 commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet that deposed President Salvador Allende. / AFP / CLAUDIO REYES (Photo credit should read CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/Getty Images)
March Against Femicide and Gender Violence in Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 23: Women members of social and feminist movements protest to repudiate the feminicide of Lucia Perez, on October 23, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lucia Perez, 16 year old girl was drugged, raped and murdered in Mar del Plata on October 03 in Mar Del Plata city. (Photo by Daia Oliver/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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Israeli members of the liberal Jewish religious group Women of the Wall, carry a Torah scroll after prayers in the women’s section of the Western Wall, in the Old city of Jerusalem on November 2, 2016, during a protest by the group demanding equal prayer rights at the site. / AFP / MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Few thousands people took part in the so-called Black Protest or General Woman Strike in response to a proposed bill to completely ban abortion in the country, in Gdansk, Poland, on October 3, 2016. Proposed new law would criminalise all abortions. The action is organized to express the opposition to the tightening of the anti-abortion law and according to its name all of the participants wear black. (Photo by Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – Women shout slogans and hold placards reading “Women resists against the male dominants” as they take part in a march for women rights on November 25, 2016 at Istiklal avenue in Istanbul. The Turkish government on November 22, 2016 withdrew a controversial bill that could overturn men’s convictions for child-sex assault, after an angry public backlash that saw thousands take to the streets. Critics had said the bill — which would allow the release from jail of sex assault convicts if they marry their victims — would legitimise rape of minors. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – Women shout slogans against President Nicolas Maduro’s government, during a demonstration in Caracas on October 22, 2016. A group of women, led by Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned opposition Leopoldo Lopez, march in Caracas to protest the suspension of the recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro as the opposition considered a breach of constitutional order. / AFP / FEDERICO PARRA (Photo credit should read FEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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Women –some of them breastfeeding– carry out a “mamaton” (from Spanish “amamantar” ,breastfeed and “marathon”) outside the Legislative Assembly in San Jose on August 3, 2016 protesting against the recent dismissal of a secretary who was breastfeeding by a deputy of the Partido Accion Ciudadana (PAC) . / AFP / Ezequiel Becerra (Photo credit should read EZEQUIEL BECERRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A kashmiri Women chants Slogans during the funeral procession of Riyaz Ahmad Shah in Srinagar on August 3,2016.Riyaz Ahmad a civilian was killed by government forces Late night, Fresh violence has erupted in Kashmir after killing of Two civilians by indian forces.Massive protests in Indian-Controlled Kashmir over the killing of a young rebel commander Burhan Wani have left over 50 people dead and over 3000 as an ongoing unrest in Indian controlled Kashmir enters its 26th day. It is the worst violence in the area since 2010. The protests have triggered a heavy crackdown by Indian government forces including many strict curfews. (Photo by Syed Shahriyar/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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A woman holds up her fist and shouts slogans during a mass rally in front of the Ukrainian Cabinet of the Ministers and the Parliament in Kiev on July 6, 2016. Thousands participated in the rally called “European prices-European salary” organized by Ukrainian Trade Unions to protest the increase of prices for gas, hot water and heating and demand increased wages and pensions. / AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman holds up a sign during a rally at Justin Herman Plaza to denounce recent police shootings around the country, in San Francisco, California on July 8, 2016. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in US cities on July 8 after a black extremist shot dead five cops during a peaceful march against police brutality in Texas. / AFP / Josh Edelson (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Demonstration Against Rape in Sao Paulo
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 08: Women march during a protest against the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl on June 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In response to the assault, Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer said that Brazil will set up a specialized group to fight violence against women. (Photo by Cris Faga/LatinContent/Getty Images)
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Participants kiss during the annual “SlutWalk” in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on July 08, 2016 to protest against rape culture, including sexual assault and harassment directed at women. The campaign, which has gained international notoriety, was inspired by group of Canadian women who launched the protest in 2011 in response to a policeman’s comment that if women want to avoid being attacked they should not dress like sluts. / AFP / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – A woman stands in front of police officers as they block access to a street during a protest against proposed labour reforms in Paris on June 14, 2016. Strikes closed the Eiffel Tower and disrupted transport in France on June 14 as tens of thousands prepared to march against labour reforms with the Euro 2016 football championship in full swing. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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Indian women activists participate in a protest demanding the passing of the Women’s Reservation Bill during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi on July 18, 2016. The Bill proposes to amend the Constitution of India to reserve 33 percent of seats in the Lower house of Parliament of India, the Lok Sabha, and in all state legislative assemblies for women. / AFP / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)
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SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – JUNE 01: Thousands of women holding banners and shouting slogans, attend demonstration against the government of interim president of Brazil, Michel Temer in the Paulista Avenue in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 01, 2016. The demonstrators also protested against the new minister named Fatima Pelaes (PMDB-AP) that is against abortion, including in cases of rape. (Photo by Dario Oliveira/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – Migrants and refugees clash with riot police during a protest to call for the reopening of the borders at their makeshift camp in the northern border village of Idomeni, on April 7, 2016. A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP / BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
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VILA DE GRACIA, BARCELONA, CATALUNA, SPAIN – 2016/05/25: Riot police officers clash with protestors in Barcelona’s Gracia neighbourhood two days after the eviction of an occupied bank branch known as the Banc Expropiat (Expropriated Bank) on May 25, 2016. (Photo by Andrea Baldo/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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Activists participate in the Walk of Lesbian and Bisexual Women in Largo Payssandu, central SP. The act was organized by the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 28, 2016. Posters displayed while walking criticized the current President of Brazil, Michel Temer. (Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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People demonstrate against plans of the Law and Justice government to totally ban abortion in Poland even in medical reason, or when woman was raped, in Sopot, Poland, on April 3, 2016. During demonstration, few pro-life activists triaded to disturb. Rally participants hold hangers in hands as a sign of not illegal abortions. (Photo by Michal Fludra/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – French police officers detain a topless Femen activist during a protest outside a banquet held by France’s far-right Front National (FN) party in honour of Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc) at the Porte de La Villette in Paris on May 1, 2016. / AFP / ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman shows writing reading “my uterus is a ZAD (zone to defend)” as protesters face supporters of the anti-gay marriage La Manif Pour Tous (Protest for Everyone) movement during a protest against medically assisted procreation techniques for lesbian couples and surrogacy on May 10, 2016 in Nantes, western France. / AFP / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)
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TORONTO, ON – MARCH 24, 2016 Demonstrators shout their support during a chant session. Ryerson Unversity’s Centre for Women and Trans People staged a rally at Old City Hall in response to Ghomeshi verdict and to show support for the #WeBelieveSurvivors and #IBelieveSurvivors movement. (Chris So/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
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NEW DELHI, INDIA – MARCH 10: Tibetan exile students during the protest outside the Chinese Embassy on the 57th Tibetan National Uprising Day of 1959 in which thousands of Tibetan men, women and children were killed by the Chinese military, on March 10, 2016 in New Delhi, India. Tibetan activists have taken to the streets to commemorate the 57th anniversary of a failed uprising against China’s rule in Tibet. On 10th March 1959, hundreds of thousands of Tibetans risked their lives and poured into the streets of Lhasa in protest against the presence of the People’s Republic of China in Tibet. Hundreds were killed as the Chinese government interfered and stamped out the rebellion, forcing Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to flee into exile in India. (Photo by Ravi Choudhary/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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MUMBAI, INDIA – MARCH 28: Clash between BJP and NCP supporters as NCP supporters protest against Mumbai BJP President Ashish Shelar for the growing crime against women, outside Ashish Shelar’s office at Bandra on March 28, 2016 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Pramod Thakur/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
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TURIN, ITALY – 2016/03/19: Women singing during demonstration against racism. Some demonstrators lie down on the ground and cover themselves with a white sheet in memory of the victims of emigrations in Mediterranean sea and in the Sahara desert. (Photo by Nicolò Campo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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A member of the Ladies in White Human Rights organization is arrested during a march on March 20, 2016 in Havana. Dissidents called on the eve of the visit for US President Barack Obama to promote “radical change,” notably a “stop to repression and use of physical violence against all political and human rights activists.” One banned group, the Ladies in White, said they would attempt to demonstrate after attending Catholic Mass, just hours before Obama was to touch down. AFP PHOTO/ADALBERTO ROQUE / AFP / ADALBERTO ROQUE (Photo credit should read ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A woman takes part in the “Slutwalk” to protest against violence against women on the International Women’s Day in Bogota, on March 8, 2016. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta / AFP / LUIS ACOSTA (Photo credit should read LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)
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JAKARTA, INDONESIA – MARCH 08: Indonesian human right activists hold a rally to celebrates the International Women’s day in front of Presidential Palace on March 08, 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The activists demanded an end to the sexual harassment, wage discrimination of women workers and also the protection of women’s equality rights. International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 08. PHOTOGRAPH BY Solo Imaji / Barcroft Media UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W http://www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 796 2458 W http://www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4053 2429 W http://www.barcroftindia.com (Photo credit should read Solo Imaji / Barcroft Media / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
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GAZA CITY, GAZA – MARCH 6: Palestinian women hold banners as they attend a demonstration to show solidarity with Palestinian women prisoners in Israeli jails in Gaza City, Gaza on March 6, 2016. (Photo by Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – Refugees stage a protest on rail tracks, blocking a train coming from Macedonia at the overcrowded makeshift camp at the Greece-Macedonia border near the Greek village of Idomeni, on March 3 , 2016, where thousands of people are stranded. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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JAKARTA, INDONESIA – MARCH 08 : Indonesian women workers chant slogans as they hold a rally to mark the International Women’s day in Jakarta, Indonesia on March 08, 2016. (Photo by Agoes Rudianto/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Women helps another woman who felt as Turkish anti-riot police officers launch tear gas to disperse supporters in front of the headquarters of the Turkish daily newspaper Zaman in Istanbul on March 5, 2016, after Turkish authorities seized the headquarters in a midnight raid. Turkish authorities were on March 5 in control of the newspaper staunchly opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after using tear gas and water cannon to seize its headquarters in a dramatic raid that raised fresh alarm over declining media freedoms. Police fired the tear gas and water cannon just before midnight at a hundreds-strong crowd that had formed outside the headquarters of the Zaman daily in Istanbul following a court order issued earlier in the day. / AFP / OZAN KOSE (Photo credit should read OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)
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MADRID, SPAIN – 2016/03/08: Women demonstrating on International Women’s Day. On the banner the word “fear”. They are demanding equality between men and women, same salaries, same opportunities, and against men violence on women. (Photo by Marcos del Mazo/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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LIMA, PERU – FEBRUARY 10: Peruvian andean women, victims of forced sterilizations during the administration of Peru’s former President Alberto Fujimori, attend a protest in Lima, capital of Peru, on February 10, 2016. During the government of Alberto Fujimori, forced sterilizations were performed on thousands of women as part of the mid-1990s program of former president Alberto Fujimori who argued that a lower birth rate was crucial to eliminating poverty in Peru. (Photo by Sebastian Castañeda/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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COLOGNE, GERMANY – JANUARY 09: A flashmob gather in front of Hauptbahnhof main railway station to protest against the New Year’s Eve sex attacks on January 9, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Over 100 women have filed charges of sexual molestation, robbery and in two cases, rape, stemming from aggressive groping and other behavior by gangs of drunken men described as Arab or North African at Hauptbahnhof on New Year’s Eve. Police have recently stated that at least some of the men identified so far are refugees, which is feeding the propaganda of right-wing groups opposed to Germany’s open-door refugee policy. Germany took in approximately 1.1 million migrants and refugees in 2015. (Photo by Sascha Schuermann/Getty Images)
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QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA, PHILIPPINES – 2016/02/12: Students and faculty of the state-run University of the Philippines Diliman participate in the global campaign against violence against women dubbed “One Billion Rising”. This year’s theme is “Escalating Revolution.”. (Photo by Richard James M. Mendoza/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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KIEV, UKRAINE – JANUARY 21: Ukrainian women gathered to demand the rights to serve in the army and protest the gender discrimination in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in front the Defense Ministry in Kiev,Ukraine on January 21, 2016. (Photo by Vladimir Shtanko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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A woman holds a sign reading “Have respect and nice sex” during a demonstration in Cologne on January 5, 2016. German leaders expressed shock over dozens of apparently coordinated sexual assaults against women on New Year’s Eve in the western city of Cologne blamed on “Arab-looking men,” but warned against anti-migrant scapegoating. / AFP / dpa / Oliver Berg / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read OLIVER BERG/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Filipina “comfort woman”, a sex slave for the Japanese Imperial army during World War II, joins in a protest near the Malacanang Palace in Manila where visiting Japanese Emperor Akihito is meeting the Philippine president on January 27, 2016. The few remaining comfort women joined the protest calling to “right the historical wrong” as the Japanese emperor and empress are on a five-day visit to the Philippines. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS / AFP / NOEL CELIS (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC. – JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***
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TOPSHOT – Opposition supporters rally in support of their newly elected deputies during their installation, in front of the the National Assembly in Caracas, on January 5, 2016 in support of their newly elected deputies in the day of their installation. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro ordered the security forces to ensure the swearing-in of a new opposition-dominated legislature passes off peacefully Tuesday, after calls for rallies raised fears of unrest. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOT – A Bahraini woman takes part in a protest in the village of Jidhafs, west of Manama, against the execution of prominent Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities, on January 2, 2016. Nimr was a driving force of the protests that broke out in 2011 in the kingdom’s east, an oil-rich region where the Shiite minority of an estimated two million people complains of marginalisation. The writing in Arabic reads: “Damn you”. / AFP / MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman gestures as people gather in an abortion rights campaigners' demonstration to protest against plans for a total ban on abortion in front of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) headquarters in Warsaw
A woman gestures as people gather in an abortion rights campaigners’ demonstration to protest against plans for a total ban on abortion in front of the ruling party Law and Justice (PiS) headquarters in Warsaw, Poland October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel TEMPLATE OUT
Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia
Demonstrators chant slogans while flashing the Oromo protest gesture during Irreecha, the thanksgiving festival of the Oromo people, in Bishoftu town, Oromia region, Ethiopia, October 2, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri
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WASHINGTON, DC. – JAN. 21: Organizers put the Women’s March on Washington in Washington D.C. on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post) *** Local Caption ***

 

 

 

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