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March for equal rights as thousands mark International Women's Day
Thousands marched in Brazil as women around the world marked International Women's Day demanding equal social and political rights.
With clarion calls and worldwide events, UN marks International Women’s Day
The United Nations today marked International Women’s Day throughout its many agencies and across its multiple front-line outposts around the world with calls for bolder action to promote gender equality and events ranging from a cancer prevention workshop in Colombia to a hairdressing contest in Russia to a rights seminar in Uganda.
Latin America: At Least Half a Century Needed to Reach Goals
Although most countries of Latin America have made strides towards achieving gender equality, progress has been slow, and at this pace it will take at least 50 years to reach the targets agreed in 1995 at the Fourth U.N. World Conference on Women in Beijing.
Violence, discrimination darken Women's Day in Asia
Asia has marked International Women's Day with rallies and protests against a wide range of gender inequalities and acts of violence, although there were some celebrations for hard-won victories.
Global march for equal rights begins on Women's Day
Despite gains in women's rights and the increasing role of women in the workplace, female social and economic equality remained an elusive dream in many countries as the world marked international Women's Day.
World Marks International Women's Day
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