Hundreds of thousands hit the streets for International Women’s Day | AFP

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world mark International Women’s Day. Many events in Asia were cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Cast of ‘Scandal’ reunites for International Women’s Day PSA

Bellamy Young says reuniting with her “Scandal” co-stars for humanitarian organization Care’s International Women’s Day initiative was the “perfect fit.” Young, Kerry Washington, Katie Lowes and Shonda Rhimes are encouraging people to sign a petition in support of legislation that prioritizes the needs of women and girls. (8 March)

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Women rally in Lima to mark International Women’s Day | AFP

Women march in Lima for legal abortion, for an end to violence against women and for better working conditions, in a rally to mark International Women’s Day.

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Paris: Opponents of LGBTQ rights protest on International Women’s Day | AFP

Activists of Manif Pour Tous (Protest For All), a French group opposing LGBTQ rights and promoting family values, gather outside the National Assembly in Paris on International Women’s Day to protest a bill that would allow lesbian couples and single women to have children via medically assisted means. The bill passed in the Senate and is now set to return to the National Assembly for a second reading. IMAGES

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Chileans sign “A Rapist in Your Path” during Women’s Day protest | AFP

Thousands of Chileans sing the feminist anthem “A Rapist in Your Path” during a protest in Italy Square in Santiago to mark International Women’s Day. IMAGES

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Kyrgyz police detain dozens at Women’s Day march | AFP

Police in Kyrgyzstan detain dozens of protesters – most of them women – at a rally to mark International Women’s Day after masked men attacked them and tore up their placards. The deputy head of a regional police department said the protesters had been detained for their own safety and because police had not been warned about the rally. Police also detained three male assailants but did not chase after those who ran away. IMAGES

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Unstoppable: Highlights from a year of women’s protests | AFP

Women were on the frontline of a wave of popular protests that rocked the world over the past 12 months. For International Women’s Day we look back at a year of female uprising – from Buenos Aires through Khartoum to Hong Kong.

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Millions participate in International Women’s Day

Millions participate in International Women’s Day

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Chris Pratt: ‘My life is run by amazing women’

In honor of International Women’s Day, stars including Chris Pratt, Ben Mendelsohn and Clark Gregg talk about the women who inspire them. (March 8)

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Julianne Moore inspired by Beyonce

In honor of International Women’s Day, stars including Julianne Moore, Kelsea Ballerini and Morena Baccarin talk about the powerful women who inspire them. (March 8)

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In Russia, flower sales bloom for International Women’s Day

In the first week of March, crowds line the narrow petal-covered lanes of Moscow’s Rizhsky flower market. Employers from all over the Russian capital rush to the huge hall to buy flowers for their female employees that they will gift to them on March 8, International Women’s Day. A legacy of the Soviet era, March 8 is widely celebrated in Russia where it is a public holiday.

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R. Kelly in jail over child support; Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announces he’s been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer; Annie Lennox teams up with Apple Music for International Women’s Day. (March 7)

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Yesterday On The Internet: Brands Remind Us How Much They Love Women (HBO)

Thursday March 8th is International Women’s Day, and thankfully brands are here to remind us all how much they do for women.

In honor of the special day, Mattel launched a new Barbie collection of inspiring women, including Amelia Earhart, Katherine Johnson, and Frida Kahlo, each molded in that body-positive style Mattel is known for. And in honor of the extraordinary accomplishments of women everywhere, McDonalds made the truly progressive move of flipping its iconic golden arches upside down.

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Here’s the latest for Thursday, March 8th: President announces steep tariffs; Former Trump campaign chief pleads not guilty; Northeast digging out; and a variety of events around the world mark International Women’s Day.

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International women’s day: Portrait of a boxer

Ahead of International Women’s Day, AFPTV is moving a series of portraits of women working in male-dominated professions. Carolina Rodriguez is a professional Chilean boxer who became world bantamweight champion in 2013. She recently took up training again after taking time off for the birth of her daughter.

International Women’s Day: Portrait of a mechanic

Ahead of International Women’s Day, AFPTV is moving a series of portraits of women working in male-dominated professions. Fatou Syllah and her cousin Fatou Camara are mechanics. They opened their own garage in Dakar, Senegal, 13 years ago. When “Fatou Fatou Mercedes” first launched, they were met with suspicion from potential clients, unconvinced that a woman could be as good of a mechanic as a man. But over time, they gained people’s confidence and today are running a successful small business.