International Women’s Day

In honor of this day, here are images of women, all ages, around the world, throughout time, holding space and standing their ground.

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Ahchishi Okshulba Cloud, Standing Rock, 2016 (screenshot from Democracy Now) Facing down mercenary paid thugs who set dogs loose on peaceful prayerful protesters.

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One woman against 300 Nazis. Tess Asplund, Borlänge, Sweden – 2016 (Photo – David Lagerlöf)

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Jasmin Golubovska, Skopje, Macedonia – 2016 (Photo – Ognen Teofilovski, Reuters)

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Unknown, Santiago, Chile – 2016 (Photo – Carlos Vera Mancilla)

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Saffiyah Khan, Birmingham, England – 2017 (Photo – Joe Giddens, PA)

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Danuta Danielsson, Växjö, Sweden – 1985 (Photo – Hans Runesson)

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Gloria Richardson, aka “Glorious Gloria”, Cambridge, MD – 1963

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X’Oyep women trying to expulse soldiers from the Chenalhó’s displaced people camp, Chiapas, México – 1998 (Photo – Pedro Valtierra)

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Zakia Belkhiri, trolling an islamophobe rally, Antwerp, Belgium – 2016 (Photo – Photo News)

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Dragana Milojevich in front of the water cannon. Belgrade – 1991. anti-Miloshevich protest

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Uninown, Palestine

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Ethiopian-Israeli woman, Tel Aviv – 2016

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Ieshia Evans, Baton Rouge, LA – 2016 (Photo Jonathan Bachman – Reuters)

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Sarah and Sophie Johnsons facing a mob of fascists, George Square, Glasgow – 2014

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Teacher’s protest, Brazil

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Ceyda Sungur (Lady in Red), Gezi Park – 2013

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Amanda Marie Polchies of the Elsipogtog First Nation,  in Rexton, New Brunswick  – 2013

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Two women kissing at an anti-gay-marriage demonstration in France – 2012

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Bree Newsome, Columbia SC – 2015 (Photo – Adam Anderson)

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A woman sits in front of riot police blocking the road to protect protesters during anti-gov protest on April 24, 2015 in Seoul, South Korea

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Zulaikha Patel, age 14, protesting racist hair policies at Pretoria Girls High School, South Africa – 2016

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Marsha P. Johnson, Stonewall, at one of the first Pride marches, NYC

 

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Bangladesh

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Tehran, Iran

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Columbus, OH – 2015

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Anti-apartheid protest against the South African rugby team’s tour, New Zealand – 1981

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Tainanmen Square, China – 1989

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Marcela, fighting for public education in São Paulo, Brazil

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Taksim Square, Turkey – 2013

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Ahed Tamimi, 12 years old, faces off against IDF soldiers in Gaza – 2012

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Women protest killings by soldiers, Antrim Road, Belfast, early 1970s

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March for Eric Garner and Michael Brown, BLM, NYC – 2014 (Photo by Miki Takes Photos)

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Protest after Chicago Board of Education closed 50 schools – 2013 (photo by Miki Takes Photos)

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One Billion Rising NYC – 2014 (photo by Miki Takes Photos)

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RNC protest, Tampa, FL – 2012 (photo by Miki Takes Photos)

 

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