Demonstrators are stopped by the police during a protest ahead of the International Women's Day, in Istanbul, Turkey, March 6, 2016.
Palestinian and Israeli activists take part in a demonstration calling for a better future for both people and ahead of the annual International Women's Day, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, March 4, 2016.
The day before International Women's Day, victims of sexual abuse hug after taking part in a project to speak out against sexual violence, in Jerusalem, March 7, 2016.
Participants leave after attending a reception to commemorate International Women's Day on the sideline of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, March 7, 2016.
Protesters march demanding greater accessibility of abortion but also for better work conditions and more state support in raising children, in Warsaw, Poland, March 6, 2016.
Kyiv's subway staff waits for female passengers in order to offer them flowers ahead of International Women's Day in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2, 2016.
Municipal gardeners sort tulips to create bouquets during preparations for the upcoming International Women's Day in Kyiv, Ukraine, March 4, 2016.
The United Nations Development Program in Afghanistan plans to stop publishing photographs on its website to highlight the plight of Afghan women ahead of International Women’s Day, a U.N. official said, March 6, 2016.