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"A Day Without a Woman," also deemed the Women's Strike, encourages participants to skip work or school and avoid purchasing anything in stores or online to show just how critical a role women play in society.
Above: Women march down Istiklal Avenue to mark International Women's Day in Istanbul on March 8, 2017.
— Bulent Kilic / AFP - Getty Images
Women rally in Madrid.
More than 50 countries around the globe have events scheduled.
— Gerard Julien / AFP - Getty Images
Police officers arrest women taking part in a Women's Day Rally in Manhattan.
Protesters gathered in Midtown near the Trump Tower.
— Lucas Jackson / Reuters
A woman strikes a pose in front of the "Fearless Girl" statue on March 8. The girl faces Manhattan's well-known bronze charging bull, as if to fearlessly stare it down.
An investment firm, State Street Global Advisors, erected the statue ahead of International Women's Day.
— Mark Lennihan / AP
People stop to photograph the "Fearless Girl" statue. An inscription at the base reads, "Know the power of women in leadership. She makes a difference."
— Mark Lennihan / AP
A protester holds a pro-abortion rights sign in front of the White House during a march and rally to support women's health programs.
— Justin Sullivan / Getty Images
Women protest against gender inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace in Seoul.
— Jean Chung / Getty Images
A woman stands in front of a rainbow flag in Tbilisi.
— David Mdzinarishvili / Reuters
Women cover their mouths at a demonstration in front of the government house in Santiago.
— Carlos Vera / Reuters
A woman raises her fist at a march in Paris.
— Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images
A women and a girl wear pink hats with cat ears, "pussy hats," at a march in Copenhagen. The hats became popular after thousands wore them at the Women's March in Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump.
— Nicolai Linares / Reuters
A woman wears a female pictogram on her face in Marseille.
— Anne-Christine Poujoulat / AFP - Getty Images
Women clap and chant slogans during a one-hour strike in Buenos Aires.