International Women’s Day Slideshow

Today is International Women’s Day. To celebrate, we share an updated version of our Women from Around the World slideshow.

You probably won’t see any of these women on TV or on the covers of magazines (well, maybe someday). Instead, they are the women we meet in markets, on public transport, in the shops that they run, in rural villages, on city streets. They are the everyday human landscape — mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, friends, colleagues — perhaps sometimes overlooked or taken for granted. But look into their eyes, and through life and its challenges, pride prevails.

With the slideshow below, we celebrate the collective spirit of these women and the beauty of their diversity.

Women featured in the slideshow below are from: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma (Myanmar), China, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Greece, Guatemala, India, Iran, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

International Women’s Day: Women from Around the World Slideshow

If you don’t have a high-speed connection or want to read the captions, you can view the Women from Around the World photo essay.


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  1. says

    Amazing. In the words of Hillary Clinton, “Human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights.”

    Happy Int’l Women’s Day!

  2. says

    @Christy: Great quote from Hilary Clinton! She’s really tried to put an emphasis on women’s issues over the last few years. Thanks – glad you enjoyed this!

  3. says

    Nice slide show presentation. In today’s time there is more awareness in women for their rights. They are getting good education and can stand on their own feet. The quote by Hilary Clinton is very insuperable for the women in today’s time.

  4. says

    @Patrik: There is more awareness today of women’s development and education, but in many parts of the world girls still don’t have the same access to education so there is stil much work to be done. I agree that Hilary Clinton’s quote is great!

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