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Gender Equality

Women play drums as they protest gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The grassroots movement "Ni una menos," or Not One Less, is marking its fourth anniversary by remembering the hundreds of women who have been murdered since its founding, and demanding laws to curb sexist violence that continues to permeate Argentine society.

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Women lie down on Plaza de Mayo square, performing as victims during a protest against gender violence in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Thousands of women take a pledge at the women wall, as part of the Vanitha Mathil campaign, composed entirely of women, from Thiruvananthapuram in the south to Kasaragod district in northern Kerala.

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Thousands of women take pledge while participating in the 'women’s wall' against communalism and gender discrimination, in Kochi, Kerala.

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Swami Agnivesh and other activists participate in the 'women’s wall' against communalism and gender discrimination, in Kochi.

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Thousands of women take part in the 'women’s wall' against communalism and gender discrimination, in Kochi.

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Thousands of women take pledge while participating in the 'women’s wall' against communalism and gender discrimination, in Kochi. Lakhs of women in Kerala participated in the 620 km-long “women’s wall” – from Kasargod in the north to Thiruvananthapuram in the south – to send a message of gender equality.

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Students of Presidency University paint their faces for "Gender Equality Now" fair on the University campus in Kolkata.

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Students of Presidency University paint their faces for "Gender Equality Now" fair on the University campus in Kolkata.

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Students of Presidency University paint their faces for "Gender Equality Now" fair on the University campus in Kolkata.

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Finally, a grand show by grandes dames: head of the festival jury Cate Blanchett leads actresses and other women in the industry to protest the long absence of women from the merit lists.

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Cannes Film Festival Director Thierry Fremaux signs the 50/50 2020 Gender Equality Pledge during the 71st international film festival, Cannes, southern France.

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