What’s Current: Women demonstrate worldwide for International Women’s Day

  • The Irish Women’s Lobby launches on March 8, with the Speak Up For Women’s Rights online conference. To mark International Women’s Day, ten renowned women will discuss Irish and international issues routinely faced by women.
  • Women’s rights activists in Mexico paint hundreds of femicide victims’ names on metal barricades erected around the country’s national palace in anticipation of International Women’s Day demonstrations.
  • Balkan Insight reports women across the Balkans and Central Europe are staging rallies and online events opposing discrimination and violence against women.
  • Around 1,000 women gathered near Istanbul’s main Taksim Square to protest authorities’ failure to prevent and punish violence against women amid a surge in femicide rates.
  • Women in Spain are holding static protests, bicycle rides, and small-sized events for International Women’s Day after the country’s constitutional court rejected last-minute appeals to allow women’s rights protests due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Protestors in Myanmar are stringing up women’s clothing on lines across streets to slow down police and military because walking beneath them is traditionally believed to be bad luck for men.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.