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AP PHOTOS: On Women's Day, many rally, skip work, wear red


              People walk during a protest marking the International Women's Day, in central Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Or...

              Thoko Mdlela sits under a hair dryer at her hair salon in Thokoza, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. 41-ye...

              A woman covered with a fishing net carries a sign that reads in Spanish "More rights" during an International Women's Day march in Buen...

              A woman covered in fake blood shouts slogans defending a women's right to have an abortion during protest marking International Women's...

              Turkish Cypriots women shout slogans as a banner in the background reads in Turkish "We defend life, we organize life" during a peace r...

              Demonstrators take part in a march demanding women's rights during a protest marking International Women's Day in Madrid, Spain, Wednes...

              A woman strikes a pose in front of a statue titled "Fearless Girl" on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. A big investment firm, Sta...

              Women from the National Indigenous Congress march during a demonstration marking International Women's Day in Mexico City, Wednesday, M...

              Pakistani acid attack victim Rukhsana Sharafuddin gets ready to attend a gathering at an NGO office to mark the International Women's D...

              Women lay on the ground during a performance to raise awareness for the plight of women killed by their partners in Romania, marking th...

              A masked woman walks in front of a banner that says in Spanish: "The revolution gestates in our bodies" at a march marking Internationa...

              Two young women attend a rally to mark International Women's Day in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Women around the globe ...

              Women holding letters forming the word 'NO' in Turkish, play drums and chant slogans during a protest marking the International Women's...

              Participants listen to remarks from a speaker at the International Women's Day rally in the shadow of New York's Trump Tower, Wednesday...

              A woman carries her son during a rally marking International Women's Day in Montevideo, Uruguay,Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Mat...

              Police block women during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines...

              Women paint the shields of police standing guard in front of the Attorney General building during an International Women's Day demonstr...

              A group of women wearing masks a protest against violence against women outside of the General Prosecutor's Office in Caracas, Venezuel...

              Thoko Mdlela, right, styles the hair of a client at her hair salon in Thokoza, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, March 5, 20...

              A woman shows her knuckles featuring the Spanish message: "Not one less" during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ec...

People walk during a protest marking the International Women's Day, in central Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Or...

Thoko Mdlela sits under a hair dryer at her hair salon in Thokoza, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. 41-ye...

A woman covered with a fishing net carries a sign that reads in Spanish "More rights" during an International Women's Day march in Buen...

A woman covered in fake blood shouts slogans defending a women's right to have an abortion during protest marking International Women's...

Turkish Cypriots women shout slogans as a banner in the background reads in Turkish "We defend life, we organize life" during a peace r...

Demonstrators take part in a march demanding women's rights during a protest marking International Women's Day in Madrid, Spain, Wednes...

A woman strikes a pose in front of a statue titled "Fearless Girl" on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, in New York. A big investment firm, Sta...

Women from the National Indigenous Congress march during a demonstration marking International Women's Day in Mexico City, Wednesday, M...

Pakistani acid attack victim Rukhsana Sharafuddin gets ready to attend a gathering at an NGO office to mark the International Women's D...

Women lay on the ground during a performance to raise awareness for the plight of women killed by their partners in Romania, marking th...

A masked woman walks in front of a banner that says in Spanish: "The revolution gestates in our bodies" at a march marking Internationa...

Two young women attend a rally to mark International Women's Day in Tbilisi, Georgia, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Women around the globe ...

Women holding letters forming the word 'NO' in Turkish, play drums and chant slogans during a protest marking the International Women's...

Participants listen to remarks from a speaker at the International Women's Day rally in the shadow of New York's Trump Tower, Wednesday...

A woman carries her son during a rally marking International Women's Day in Montevideo, Uruguay,Wednesday, March 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Mat...

Police block women during a rally at the U.S. Embassy to mark International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines...

Women paint the shields of police standing guard in front of the Attorney General building during an International Women's Day demonstr...

A group of women wearing masks a protest against violence against women outside of the General Prosecutor's Office in Caracas, Venezuel...

Thoko Mdlela, right, styles the hair of a client at her hair salon in Thokoza, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, March 5, 20...

A woman shows her knuckles featuring the Spanish message: "Not one less" during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ec...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Many American women have observed International Women's Day by staying home from work, joining rallies or wearing red to show how vital they are to the economy.

The Day Without a Woman protest in the United States was put together by organizers of the women's marches that drew more than 1 million people the day after Republican President Donald Trump was sworn in.

Turnout was smaller Wednesday. Crowds often numbered in the hundreds.

Adina Ferber took a vacation day from her job at an art gallery to demonstrate in New York. It's unknown how many other women heeded the call to skip work.

In Warsaw, Poland, thousands of women taking part in International Women's Day showed the conservative government red cards and made noise with kitchenware to demand full birth control rights, respect and higher pay. In Istanbul, thousands marched despite restrictions on demonstrations imposed since last year's failed coup.


Updated : 2021-04-14 19:46 GMT+08:00