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Regardless of fears over the coronavirus outbreak, 1000’s of individuals took to the streets throughout Asia, together with this march in Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Marches to lift consciousness of discrimination in opposition to ladies are happening in cities world wide to mark Worldwide Girls’s Day.

The protests have been widespread and well-attended regardless of issues concerning the coronavirus.


Individuals world wide have been marking eight March as a big day for ladies for greater than a century.

It grew out of the labour motion to change into a UN-recognised annual occasion.

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A number of protests happened throughout Spain. This one (above) within the capital, Madrid, was organised by a feminist group demanding equal working rights, ladies’s proper to abortion and an finish to violence in opposition to ladies.

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Within the UK, many feminist teams held on-line campaigns as a substitute of avenue marches, however this “March4Women” demonstration in London drew giant crowds, together with the English actress Natalie Dormer (seen right here within the orange scarf).

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At a march within the Indonesian capital Jakarta, ladies from quite a few organisations and commerce unions demanded the federal government revoke what they see as gender discriminative legal guidelines – such because the “omnibus legislation” – and create new legal guidelines to guard ladies.

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In Germany, a whole bunch of ladies street bicycles by the streets of Berlin as a part of a feminist demonstration labelled “Purple Journey”.

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Girls at Turkey’s border with Greece held an indication demanding they be permitted to cross throughout Worldwide Girls’s Day. There have been fierce clashes between migrants and Greek border safety as the previous search entry to the EU

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Bangladeshi ladies performed basketball on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, in a match organised for Worldwide Girls’s Day.

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Throughout Pakistan, marches happened in a number of cities within the face of violent threats and authorized petitions. Right here, folks maintain placards calling for an finish to violence in opposition to ladies as they reveal in Islamabad.

Pakistan on knife edge over ladies’s march

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Within the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek police detained dozens of ladies’s rights activists shortly after masked males reportedly attacked marchers. Activists say ladies’s rights are deteriorating within the nation.

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In Belarus ladies took half in a “magnificence run” to mark the day. Right here, ladies heat up forward of the run.

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Girls within the Spanish capital Madrid’s Sol Sq. shouted and bashed pots and pans collectively to mark the beginning of the Worldwide Girls’s Day.

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