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International Women’s Day: Strikes, protests and holidays

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Marches and protests were held Friday across the globe to mark International Women’s Day under the slogan #BalanceforBetter, with calls for a more gender-balanced world. The day, sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, celebrates women’s achievements and aims to further their rights. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a commemoration at U.N. headquarters in New York that "remarkable progress on women’s rights and leadership" in recent decades has sparked a backlash from "an entrenched patriarchy." And he warned that "nationalist, populist and austerity agendas add to inequality with policies that curtail women’s rights and […]

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