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A Day Without a Woman: Protests, rallies held across the world to promote women's rights

 A Day Without a Woman: Protests, rallies held across the world to promote womens rights

Paraguayan social activists protest in front of the Health Ministry to demand the end of violence against women and better health care for women, as the world celebrates "International Women's Day" in Asuncion, Paraguay, 8 March 2017. Poster reads: "Stop violence against women." Reuters

Breanna Ramirez, 30, participates in the International Women's Day "Day Without a Women" anti-Trump protest in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Breanna Ramirez, 30, participates in the International Women's Day "Day Without a Women" anti-Trump protest in Los Angeles, California, US. Reuters

People participate in the International Women's Day "A Day Without a Woman" anti-Trump protest in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

'Day Without a Woman' protest in the United States was put together by organizers of the women's marches that drew more than 1 million people the day after Republican President Donald Trump was sworn in. Reuters

Paraguayan social activists protest marching in front of the Health Ministry to demand the end of violence against women and better health care for women, as the world celebrates "International Women's Day", in Asuncion, Paraguay March 8, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

Paraguayan social activists protest marching in front of the Health Ministry in Asuncion, Paraguay. Reuters

Inmate Ahmed, center, and other women chant along during a rally at Washington Square Park, part of International Women's Day Strike NYC, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. The group is a coalition of dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Inmate Ahmed, centre, and other women chant along during a rally at Washington Square Park, part of International Women's Day Strike NYC, on Wednesday in New York. The group is a coalition of dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations. AP

A woman carries a sign showing images of U.S. President Donald Trump, top right, and Bolivia's President Evo Morales, center, over the Spanish words: "Macho stalker" during a protest against violence against women in La Paz, Bolivia, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Women around the world are marching to commemorate International Women's Day. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A woman carries a sign showing images of US President Donald Trump, top right, and Bolivia's President Evo Morales, centre, over the Spanish words: "Macho stalker" during a protest against violence against women in La Paz, Bolivia on Wednesday. AP

Women paint the shields of police standing guard in front of the Attorney General building during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Many women demonstrated by staying home from work, joining rallies or wearing red Wednesday as International Women's Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

Women paint the shields of police standing guard in front of the Attorney General building during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ecuador. Many women demonstrated by staying home from work, joining rallies or wearing red on Wednesday. AP

Women hold a banner along with others waving Palestinian flags as they gathered at the edge of Washington Square park before marching following a rally organized by International Women's Strike NYC, a coalition of dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations, Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Women hold a banner along with others waving Palestinian flags as they gathered at the edge of Washington Square park in New York. AP

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Updated Date: Mar 09, 2017 13:16:24 IST