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International Women’s Day: Thousands of women join anti-CAA protests across Punjab

March 09, 2020 3:25 am

In Mansa, a 100-year-old woman, Mukhtair Kaur, was part of the anti-CAA indefinite dharna. Former JNUSU president Geeta Kumari addressed the women on Sunday.

All-woman delegation goes to Kartarpur Sahib

March 09, 2020 4:26 am

Patiala MP Parneet Kaur also accompanied the group. “It is great to visit Kartarpur Sahib on Women’s Day to celebrate the power of women. Guru Nanak spent 18 years at Kartarpur Sahib," Parneet said.

‘Stand for yourself, so you can stand out’: Mumbai women highlight numerous social causes at car rally

March 09, 2020 3:48 pm

Teams chose different themes on the causes they support. A car with decorated all over with peacock feathers, belonging to Rupa Sampat, flashed the message, ‘Why fit in when you’re born to stand out?’

Shaheen Bagh women mark International Women's Day, lend a helping hand to Delhi riot victims

March 12, 2020 1:34 pm

Even as Shaheen Bagh was teeming with an assortment of activities dedicated towards the relief fund, the primary discussion was centred on the stir against the controversial CAA and the proposed nationwide NRC.

From Jan 2021, mandatory for manufacturers to provide bags to dispose sanitary pads: Javadekar

March 09, 2020 3:20 am

Javadekar said the move was necessary as although usage of sanitary pads has increased, their disposal was being done in a manner that might have adverse impact on the health of those involved in waste-picking.

Explained: Who was the woman to have organised the first-ever Women's Day

March 08, 2020 8:59 pm

A prominent feminist, Clara Zetkin is referred to as the “grandmother of German communism”.

'You encouraged people to come together for a cause': PM Modi to Nari Shakti awardees

March 08, 2020 9:16 pm

During the interaction, the prime minister said, "When you started your work, you must have done it as a mission or to do something valuable in life or would have just gone with the flow. It must have not been for reward but today you've become inspiration for others."

Explained: Women’s Day has its history in the labour movement

March 08, 2020 3:28 pm

International Women's Day served as a rallying point for many movements including the labor movement and women marches against World War I. This year marks the 109th celebration of IWD.

Women’s Day special: Thanks to my training, I can survive anywhere and in challenging postings, says Lt Shalu Sehgal

March 08, 2020 11:36 am

"People there often demand me to do push-ups, go on a long run, and do other exercises or activities as they feel fascinated about a woman being part of the Army even now," Sehgal says with a chuckle.

Happy International Women's Day 2020: Wishes, Images, Quotes, Whatsapp Messages, Status, and Photos 

March 08, 2020 5:34 pm

Happy International Women's Day 2020 Wishes Images, SMS, Messages, Status: This special day is celebrated annually on March 8 to raise awareness about gender equality and women empowerment. Make this day special for the women in your life with these messages and quotes.


In pictures: 'Mera Jism Meri Marzi', a look at Pakistan's Aurat March on Women's Day

March 09, 2020 8:09 pm

On March 8, when allies got together to celebrate International Women's Day, men, women, the transgender community, people who identify as non-binary, and others, came together for the interesting and refreshingly-audacious 'Aurat March' in Pakistan.

International Women's Day: Poonam drives an e-rickshaw in Delhi to help her kid fly

March 08, 2018 4:49 pm

Two years ago it was her family's responsibility that compelled 54-years-old Poonam to set out on the road and drive an e-rickshaw through the streets of Delhi to make her ends meet. Today, she is a confident driver who cherishes the joy of driving and the continuous chatter of her passengers. On the occasion of International Women's Day, Indian Express photographer Renuka Puri takes us through her struggles.

Women in Parliament: Left, Right and Centre

March 08, 2018 12:24 pm

On the occasion of International Women's Day, we photographed 12 strong women who are currently part of the Indian Parliament, which currently has the highest number of women Parliamentarians, albeit even that number isn't that much. But then, we also have India's first ever woman full Defence Minister leading the charge.

International Women's Day: "I had no choice but to be firm and fight back!" North India's first woman autorickshaw driver

March 08, 2018 5:41 pm

International Women's Day: Today at the age of 40, Sunita Choudhary stands dressed in a white tailored suit and brown boots driving her own auto-rickshaw along the streets of South Delhi. She came to the Capital broke escaping an abusive marriage with no place to live.

International Women's Day, 2018: 10 inspiring quotes by female authors on women that will reinforce their importance

March 08, 2018 10:08 am

Every year on March 8 International Women's Day is celebrated to recognise and celebrate womanhood. This year, the theme is #PressforProgress and on this occasion we bring to you 10 powerful quotes by women on women.

Top Frames: Mahashivaratri, International Women's Day around the world

March 13, 2016 12:22 pm

Holy men from Nepal and India come to Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu to take part in the Maha Shivaratri festival; Activists participate in a march to mark International Women's Day in San Salvador.

International Women's Day — Indra Nooyi, Oprah, Chanda Kochhar: 15 leadership quotes by inspirational women

March 08, 2017 10:39 am

These female role models have inspired countless women — and men — with their approach to leadership. Read on for some nuggets of leadership wisdom.

Places you can visit for a more eventful and meaningful International Women's Day

March 08, 2016 3:34 pm

Events to attend this International Women's Day if you live in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Pune.

On International Women's Day, plan a solo trip, ladies!

February 27, 2015 1:50 pm

On the occasion of International Women’s day (March 8), online accommodation- booking website lists top solo travel destinations.

India celebrates International Women's Day

March 08, 2014 4:35 pm

International Women's Day is marked on March 8.