• Samra Zafar: This is the face of a woman who survived an abusive marriage at 16
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    Samra Zafar: This is the face of a woman who survived an abusive marriage at 16

    Samra Zafar was bullied, beaten and abandoned in Canada with two young kids but — like her expression reveals — she was never, ever defeated.

  • Barack and Michelle Obama Share Inspiring Women’s Day Letter
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    Elise Solé

    Barack and Michelle Obama Share Inspiring Women’s Day Letter

    Former President Barack Obama, with Michelle Obama, shared a touching letter they received from a woman who was inspired by the former first lady. “When Michelle and I came back from vacation, we found this note from a woman named Sindhu waiting for us. In her letter, Sindhu wrote: “One day in Fall 1996, an idealistic 17-year old Indian girl was inspired while sitting in a chapel.

  • This was International Women's Day outside Parliament Hill
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    Nisean Lorde

    This was International Women's Day outside Parliament Hill

    The scene inside Parliament hill was quite optimistic on March 8. It’s been a century since the majority of Canadian women received the right to vote — and on Wednesday, in celebration of International Women’s Day, more than 338 young women representing each federal riding in Canada took a seat in a closed session at the House of Commons to highlight women’s suffrage.

  • Melania Trump Gets Standing Ovation at International Women’s Day Lunch
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    Melania Trump Gets Standing Ovation at International Women’s Day Lunch

    Melania and Ivanka Trump celebrated International Women’s Day on Wednesday by hosting an intimate lunch at the White House.

  • Is ‘A Day Without a Woman’ a Day of Privilege?
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    Beth Greenfield

    Is ‘A Day Without a Woman’ a Day of Privilege?

    An unidentified woman protester wearing a Nasty Woman T-shirt was arrested by New York Police during the “Day Without a Woman” on Wednesday. As in, check it, because not all women are able to join the International Women’s Day call to action from the Women’s March organizers — to strike “from paid and unpaid labor” — without consequence. First, a little herstory: International Women’s Day originated in the early 1900s, as a response to women demanding voting rights and equal pay (sound familiar?) in the workforce, and its importance soon intensified after the tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City in 1911 killed 140 working women.

  • People Are Upset With Snapchat’s Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, and Rosa Parks Filters
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    Jihan Forbes

    People Are Upset With Snapchat’s Marie Curie, Frida Kahlo, and Rosa Parks Filters

    On Wednesday, Snapchat found itself in another controversy over its filters. The social media service, which caught flak for its Bob Marley filter last April, is now under fire due to its International Women’s Day overlays featuring historic figures, including pioneering scientist Marie Curie.

  • People aren't happy with Donald Trump's International Women's Day tweet
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    Erica Rae Chong

    People aren't happy with Donald Trump's International Women's Day tweet

    While protesters were gearing up to march for women’s rights and gender equality on International Women’s Day, Donald Trump spent the morning sending out tweets.

  • ‘What Would Momma Do?’ — Letter to My Daughters on Strength and Beauty
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    ‘What Would Momma Do?’ — Letter to My Daughters on Strength and Beauty

    "My greatest wish for you, my daughters, is that as you grow into women who will love who you are in a way that makes not only you but your daughters and friends feel empowered in the same way."

  • Are Retailers Exploiting International Women’s Day by Urging You to Shop?
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    Alexandra Mondalek

    Are Retailers Exploiting International Women’s Day by Urging You to Shop?

    While millions of men and women across the world seize International Women’s Day as a chance to recognize the fight toward gender equality, retailers still have the bottom line in mind. Normally, that kind of exploitation wouldn’t ruffle feathers, but this year it directly contradicts a central goal to International Women’s Day’s “Day Without Women” strike. An email from KateSpade.com with the subject line “women empowering women” touted “on purpose” handbags, which consumers were then directed to on the Kate Spade site.

  • The Hidden Meaning Behind Hillary Clinton’s Pantsuit
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    Hayley FitzPatrick

    The Hidden Meaning Behind Hillary Clinton’s Pantsuit

    Hillary Clinton spoke on overcoming obstacles and supporting other women on Tuesday afternoon at the 2017 Girls Inc. New York luncheon in New York City. Hillary Clinton wore a red pantsuit to the 2017 Girls Inc. New York luncheon in New York City. For the speaking engagement, the former secretary of state wore a red pantsuit, which many associated with Clinton’s support of International Women’s Day 2017.

  • Live Updates: International Women's Day
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    Yahoo Style Staff

    Live Updates: International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since 1909, however in the wake of the January’s Women’s March on Washington — and around the world — 2017’s observance is more charged than ever. Follow along as Yahoo Style properties from the United States to Singapore and places in between report on what’s happening on March 8 in the ongoing fight for equality.

  • Celebs Who Will Strike on International Women’s Day
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    Celebs Who Will Strike on International Women’s Day

    Back on Jan. 21, the first day Trump was in office, women across the nation participated in a march protesting the president’s campaign promises on women’s rights. Because nothing was set in action just yet, women united in fear to demonstrate against the administration. Now the organizers behind the Women’s March on Washington are calling for “A Day Without a Woman” to be held on March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day. Women are encouraged to wear red in solidarity, not to engage in paid or unpaid work, and to avoid spending money. Check out which celebs will be observing the day.

  • Meet Two of the Women Leading the Trump Resistance
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    Tim Murphy

    Meet Two of the Women Leading the Trump Resistance

    Wednesday is International Women’s Day so Yahoo Style is highlighting a few of the powerful women who are living by the year’s IWD theme, #BeBoldForChange, which calls on women to help forge a more gender-inclusive world. Just a few weeks ago, Brooklyn-born Nelini Stamp, 29, an Occupy Wall Street alum and national membership director for the progressive Working Families Party, and Elizabeth Zeldin, 37, a mom of two and nonprofit housing worker with little activist background, didn’t know each other.

  • This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights
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    Tim Murphy

    This Lady Gave Up Fashion for Female Reproductive Rights

    Wednesday is International Women’s Day, so Yahoo Style is highlighting a few of the powerful women who are living by the year’s IWD theme, #BeBoldForChange, which calls on women to help forge a more gender inclusive world. Lindsay Rodriguez, 34, is from Austin, Texas, and is the coordinator of the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. For Rodriguez, the real turning point came in 2011, when the conservative Texas state lawmakers approved legislation to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers, resulting in the closing of more than 60 family planning clinics statewide.

  • 'I'm not a feminist, but...': Modern feminism from a teenager's perspective
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    Jasmine Jones

    'I'm not a feminist, but...': Modern feminism from a teenager's perspective

    Is feminism relevant to young people in 2017? Throughout history women have toiled for gender equality. Today we enjoy the spoils of great women who came before us. In schools, girls are outperforming boys and are more likely to get five decent GCSE’s. A third of young women go on to study at university, compared with just a quarter of men. Young people would be excused for believing the fight for equality is over. Our teens, all digital natives, have lived their entire lives surrounded by information. The internet is enhancing the movement for gender equality. ...

  • ‘We Will Not Back Down’: Women's Rights Activists Tell Us What’s Next
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    Beth Greenfield

    ‘We Will Not Back Down’: Women's Rights Activists Tell Us What’s Next

    “I’ve been addressing sexual assault through frank, open discussions in locker rooms around the country since 2014,” says Alexis Jones, founder of these nonprofit efforts to empower women and girls. “Now, three years later, we face the potential loss of Title IX, which holds colleges accountable by the government for their handling of sexual assault reports. “Since the Supreme Court rolled back key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in 2013, we have seen a concerted effort in many states to stop some voters from voting, or to make it much harder for them to participate,” says Chris Carson, League president.

  • Celebs Unite to Empower Women in #EmbraceAmbition Campaign
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    Yahoo Style Staff

    Celebs Unite to Empower Women in #EmbraceAmbition Campaign

    To honor International Women’s Day on March 8, designer Tory Burch, through her eponymous foundation, released an empowering, celeb-filled PSA announcing her newest initiative, #EmbraceAmbition. The PSA is filled with A-listers all sporting T-shirts with uplifting words such as “Strong,” “Powerful,” and “Ambitious.” Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow are just a few of the celebs who are taking a stand along with Burch on human rights issues.

  • Why ‘T-Shirt Activism’ Is Bigger — and More Impactful — Than Ever
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    Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy

    Why ‘T-Shirt Activism’ Is Bigger — and More Impactful — Than Ever

    Who among us has not glimpsed a woman, at least from afar, proudly wearing a “Nasty Woman” T-shirt? Or a “Pussy Grabs Back” shirt? Or any kind of tee that speaks to and with the public, using style and aesthetics to signal the wearer’s insistent lack of complacency about a range of sociopolitical policies? 

  • Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wants women to celebrate men on International Women’s Day
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    Sophie Grégoire Trudeau wants women to celebrate men on International Women’s Day

    It’s no surprise to anyone who follows her on social media, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau is an advocate for many things: eating disorder awareness, mental health initiatives and gender equality. This week, as we mark International Women’s Day, let’s celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect, and who aren’t afraid to speak up in front of others. Take a picture holding hands with your male ally & share it on social media using the hashtag #TomorrowInHand.

  • How the gender pay gap could be closed 36 years earlier
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    Tori Floyd

    How the gender pay gap could be closed 36 years earlier

    New research shows that gap may be closed sooner than originally thought.

  • Canadian plus-size model Sarah De Melo: 'There is no ideal body'
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    Canadian plus-size model Sarah De Melo: 'There is no ideal body'

    As part of Yahoo’s global coverage of International Women’s Day 2017, Yahoo Canada profiled women from various backgrounds and professions and asked them “What’s next?” What happens after Women’s Day — what would women like to see happen next in their personal lives, in their respective careers, and as a whole for females across the nation? My name is Sarah De Melo. Although my family accepted me at my size, at school and my social life I always felt that I needed to be thin and that I wasn’t “good enough” at my size.

  • International Women's Day 2017: 'You are loved and protected. And we've got your back'
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    International Women's Day 2017: 'You are loved and protected. And we've got your back'

    As part of Yahoo’s global coverage of International Women’s Day 2017, Yahoo Canada profiled women from various backgrounds and professions and asked them “What’s next?” What happens after Women’s Day — what would women like to see happen next in their personal lives, in their respective careers, and as a whole for females across the nation? Check out more of our International Women’s Day coverage here.

  • My husband took my name
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    Keepers of Cool

    My husband took my name

    Kermin Bhot talks about how her husband Abhishek Mande Bhot took her last name after marriage. “A little after returning from our honeymoon four years ago, my husband, Abhishek, broke an important piece of news to his parents—he’d be taking my last name. Much to his credit, not only did he leave it at that, he even asked Abhishek how he was proposing to go about it.

  • 10-year-old asks to be excused from school for Women’s Day
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    Nisean Lorde

    10-year-old asks to be excused from school for Women’s Day

    March 8 is International Women’s Day, and one elementary student clearly knows the power a day without a female can bring. Laura Moreschi’s 10-year-old daughter wrote a note to her principal asking her to be excused from school on Wednesday so she can participate in the Day Without a Woman protest. Laura posted a screenshot of her daughter’s letter and suggested that it was written after they talked about civic engagement over dinner.