In pictures: International Women's Day 2013
Friday 08 March 2013
Various events over the last year have shown beyond doubt that there are gender inequality issues the world over that desperately need to be dealt with. Be it Pussy Riot’s various trials and tribulations in Russia, the brutal gang rape of a 23 year-old student on a bus in New Delhi, or the spectacular polemic launched by Australian Prime Minister, Julian Gillard, against Tony Abbott MP for apparent sexism, it’s clear that gender discrimination issues are pervasive in the current world society.
International Women’s Day 2013 has given people the chance to speak out against these issues, and to have their voices heard on a global scale. Questions this year have been raised about how single women are treated in the UK and India, what the biggest issues facing women today are, and how women are treated in our national press. The day has also given people the opportunity to share where progress is being made, as in the case of women in the Arab World’s changing ability to speak out about their problems.
Given that this day is, by name, international, the above pictures are provided to give an insight into how people across the world are choosing to champion the cause of women’s rights today.
- 1 BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
- 2 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 3 Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
- 4 Motorists taunt suicidal woman on bridge and tell her to 'get on with it'
- 5 The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
BBC told new political editor must be 'impartial' with Nick Robinson reportedly stepping down
Isis propaganda video shows 25 Syrian soldiers executed by teenage militants in Palmyra
Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
The map showing the most dangerous tourist destinations in Europe, according to the Foreign Office
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
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