Today, March 8, 2010 celebrated the anniversary, the hundredth International Women's Day. After all, a hundred years ago, in 1910 at the International Conference of Socialist Women in Copenhagen Clara Zetkin made a proposal for the establishment of the day when women around the world to attract public attention to their rights. Year after year, this day, gradually lost its political flavor, and acquired human meaning, opening the way to becoming the spring festival of women.
Pakistani women are sorted plastics factory for the production of plastic bottles in the Pakistani city of Multan, March 7, 2010, on the eve of International Women's Day. International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. However, the essence of this holiday varies - from honoring women to fight for their civil and social rights.
Hasina, one of the victims of acid attacks during the event "Men's collection", organized in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka to celebrate the centenary of International Women's Day. Foundation for survivors of acid attacks and conducting such activities since 1999 in order to raise awareness of the problems associated with such kind of violence. According to the Fund over the last ten years in Bangladesh were registered about 3,000 acid attacks. Thus 70% of the total number of victims are women and girls, with more than 30% of them - are under 18 years of age. Typically, these attacks are caused by the refusal to enter into marriage, property and land disputes.
Activists of the Company for the development of the welfare Dharti lit candles in Hyderabad on the occasion of International Women's Day. On the eve of International Women's Day in various Pakistani cities held rallies, meetings and seminars, the purpose of which - the struggle for women's rights. March 8 is a festive holiday in the former Soviet Union, as well as in China, Macedonia, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea and some African countries.
Turkish soldiers at a ceremony on the occasion of International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was held March 7, 2010. Life of Afghan women who were granted by the constitution broad social rights have changed, mostly only on paper.
Afghan female police officers at a ceremony on the occasion of International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan, which was held March 7, 2010.
An elderly Afghan sits in front of the carpet, which she wove. The picture was taken during a ceremony on the occasion of International Women's Day in the capital of Afghanistan. According to data provided by independent observers of human rights, gender-based violence in Afghanistan has reached alarming levels, and need to make a lot of effort to confront him. Forced marriages and lack of education contributes to numerous suicides among women in Afghanistan.
Pakistani women shout slogans during a protest in Lahore on March 7, 2010 on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Cambodian labor mixes cement mixture at a construction site in Phnom Penh on March 7, 2010. Cambodia, like many other countries on March 8 celebrating International Women's Day.
South Korean doctor washes the feet of women during the washing of the feet ceremony, which was held in celebration of International Women's Day in Seoul.
Young Chechen woman selling flowers on the streets of Grozny, March 6, 2010.
The young man buys a girl flowers on a street in the capital of Chechnya March 6, 2010.
Women at the demonstration on the occasion of the upcoming International Women's Day in Istanbul on 6 March 2010.
Girl shouting slogans during a demonstration that took place in the Asian part of Istanbul on the occasion of International Women's Day.
Workers collect tulips in greenhouses farm on the outskirts of Krasnoyarsk October 5 March 2010.
International Women's Day March 8 - perhaps the most romantic day after Valentine's Day. Millions of Russians every year on this day receive congratulations, flowers and gifts from men to express their affection.
Participants of the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) shout slogans during the celebration of International Women's Day in Seoul, March 6, 2010.
Cuban children dressed in traditional costumes perform a dance of Haiti after the Haitian women to mark International Women's Day. The picture was taken in Havana on March 7 2010.
Cadets and their commanders are systems and congratulate passing through the system of women in honor of the upcoming International Women's Day. The picture was taken in Krasnoyarsk on March 6 2010.
Girl-soldiers of the Chinese Air Force salutes President Hu Jintao, preparing to take a certificate of merit. The picture was taken during a meeting held in honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day in the Hall of the People in Beijing March 7, 2010.