A selection of images from events and protests across the globe to mark International Women’s Day, which has been held every year on 8 March since 1977, when the UN invited member states to declare a day for women’s rights and world peace.
Santiago, Chile - Aerial view showing the march on International Women’s Day in Santiago Photograph: Javier Torres/AFP
Al-Qahtaniyah, Syria - Women celebrate in the Kurdish-run province of Hasakeh Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP
Minsk, Belarus - Five thousand participants took part in an event for International Women’s Day, which is an official holiday in the country Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP.
Kabul, Afghanistan - A woman holds a rose during an event to mark International Women’s Day Photograph: Rahmat Gul/AP.
London, UK - Demonstrators attend the March4Women. Many groups held online campaigns instead of street marches, using hashtags such as #FemaleStrike, #PowerUp and #38InternationalWomensDay Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP.
Brasilia, Brazil - A member of the Landless Workers Movement calls for gender equality Photograph: Sergio Lima/AFP.
Saver, Bangladesh - Male and female paraplegic basketball players play a friendly match jointly organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross and local NGO Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP.
Mexico City, Mexico - Spectators at a concert by female performers join in the singing of Song Without Fear, written to condemn femicide in the country Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/AP.
Lima, Peru Women take part in a march Photograph: Reuters
Manila, Philippines - Women march to call for an end to Rodrigo Duterte’s government Photograph: Jes Aznar/Getty Images.