International Women’s Day: Events highlighting gender inequality: Do they matter?

International Women's Day, March 8, 2020

March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day, I’m thinking about the 2020 election. a female-free field now; I’m thinking of the “peace deal” with the Taliban because of what the Taliban does to women and girls; I’m thinking that every year we highlight IWD and still have 10 year old girls being married to middle aged men. (RMK)

The following is the Guardian’s take on the day, check the link here:

Women perform the Chilean protest song about rape culture, “A rapist in your path”, during a protest march marking International Women’s Day, in Lima, Peru. Saturday, March 7, 2020. Photograph: Rodrigo Abd/AP

People all over the world are sharing photographs of themselves making an ‘equal’ sign with their arms, as part of the hashtag #EachforEqual, promoting gender inequality.

Here is an Amnesty International community group based in Durban, South Africa, who have been operating for 30 year with members of all ages, right up to 89 year old Coral.

 Durban South Africa Amnesty Group Photograph: Durban South Africa Amnesty Group

Demonstrations are also taking place in Kiev, Ukraine. Activists are calling for an end to violence against women, and wider gender equality.

 A dialogue police unit during a march held by members of feminist and LGBT movements in Sofiyivska Square on International Women’s Day; the dialogue police were formed in 2017 to facilitate the interaction between organisers of public events and prevent conflict situations. Photograph: Andrei Ratmirov/TASS
General view of a march held to commemorate International Working Women’s Day held in Toledo, central Spain, 08 March 2020. Photograph: Ismael Herrero/EPA

More to follow at the Guardian: