March 8 is International Women’s Day, and many around the world are celebrating women's achievements and the gains made for gender equality
Feminists around the world set to celebrate women and rally for their rights
CBC News ·
On the eve of International Women's Day, celebrated on March 8, people all over the world are making preparations for the holiday.
In Ukraine, subway staff gave blooms to female commuters, while Russian tulip-growers hastily harvested flowers for men to give to the women in their lives.
Women's rights advocates in other countries rallied. In the Philippines, male students and soldiers marched around a park in high heels. In Turkey, a feminist rally turned ugly when protesters were fired at with rubber bullets.
Check out these inspiring images of equality-loving men and women around the world.
Businesswomen in Pakistan and Ivory Coast fight for their rights
Sky lanterns and male allies in the Philippines
Polish and Turkish feminists rally
An emotional gathering in Israel
Ukraine and Russia show their appreciation with flowers