[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated:  Saturday, 8 March, 2003, 22:33 GMT
In pictures: International Women's Day
March in Jakarta, Indonesia
1 of 8
Across the world, Women's Day was marked with rallies to demand gender equality and voice opposition to a war in Iraq
Dolly Akter, 16, victim of an acid attack, at Dhaka rally
2 of 8
Led by victims of acid attacks, Bangladeshi women bemoaned the lack of progress on women's rights
Doll exhibition at Speakers' Corner in Singapore
3 of 8
In Singapore, 200 dolls with labels such as "mother", "prostitute" or "maid" were exhibited to highlight discrimination
International Women's Day in Taipei
4 of 8
While in Taiwan, demonstrators pretended to be Iraqi women on the ground under US bombs
Iraqi demonstrators
5 of 8
In Iraq itself, women also demonstrated, with the emphasis on support for the regime
Tehran rally
6 of 8
Women in neighbouring Iran rallied against war but also against Iran's "culture of male domination"
Protest ceremony in Stockholm
7 of 8
Exiled Iranian singer Shamim had her head shaved in Sweden to highlight discrimination against women in the Middle East
Hugo Chavez celebrating Women's Day
8 of 8
In Venezuela, leftist leader Hugo Chavez seized on the celebrations for a show of solidarity with women






PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East | South Asia
UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health
Have Your Say | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific