Georgia makes one woman's day

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Georgia Dennhey is just one day old. She was born in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, yesterday morning, just in time to be part of International Women's Day - a celebration of women and the meaning of womanhood, writes Kate Watson-Smyth.

As Georgia begins her first full day, millions of women are reminding themselves of their strength and remembering what they have achieved since the dark days before suffrage, equality, and much better maternal health care.

Chairman Mao said that women hold up half the sky, and many say they keep the world turning as well. Today is a festival where they will pledge to continue fighting for themselves and their children so that one day Georgia will be able to take her place in the world as an equal member of society.

Photograph: Brian Harris