Sunday, September 25, 2016

Travel through International Women’s Day

 

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of a man at twice its natural size.” — Virginia Woolf

 

I spent Saturday doing my typical routine: working and sleeping. So I’m a little late on International Women’s Day, but I didn’t want it to pass without paying homage. So I created a small photo sequence from International Business Times and One Billion Rising, which organizes an event every February 14, of women from all over the world doing what they do best: organizing.

 

International Women's Day 2014

Model Naomi Campbell makes a peace signal while she takes part in a march called “U.N. women for peace” on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, in front of the UN headquarters in New York, March 7, 2014.Reut

 

 

Activists dressed in red protest in front of the Ministry of Women, representing a human

Activists dressed in red protest in front of the Ministry of Women, representing a human

 

 

Peruvian women wearing traditional Andean clothes participate in a march for International Women's Day in Lima.

Peruvian women wearing traditional Andean clothes participate in a march for International Women’s Day in Lima.

 

 

Women practise a pole dancing move during an International Women's Day event at a women's-only pole dancing fitness studio in Sydney March 8, 2014.

Women practise a pole dancing move during an International Women’s Day event at a women’s-only pole dancing fitness studio in Sydney March 8, 2014.

 

 

Women light candles while they take part in a rally to commemorate International Women's Day in Karachi, Pakistan.

Women light candles while they take part in a rally to commemorate International Women’s Day in Karachi, Pakistan.

 

“Women are leaders everywhere you look — from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women, and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes.” — Nancy Pelosi

 

Inmates attend with their children an event of the International Women's Day at Santa Monica female prison in Lima.

Inmates attend with their children an event of the International Women’s Day at Santa Monica female prison in Lima.

 

Inmates dance at International Women's Day event at Santa Monica female prison in Lima.

Inmates dance at International Women’s Day event at Santa Monica female prison in Lima.

 

 

Philippine students Rising with torches

Philippine students Rising with torches

 

 

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The Bronx Borough President’s Office, Fordham University, Project Bully Free Zone, One Billion Rising For Justice

 

“In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.” — Hillary Clinton