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Red carpet unwelcome

, March 8, 2014

Activists dressed in red protest in front of Peru's Ministry of Women, representing a human "red carpet" to symbolise women's rights being trampled by the government, during International Women's Day in Lima, on March 7. On March 8 activists around the globe celebrate International Women's Day, which dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the UN since 1975. The UN writes that it is an occasion to commemorate achievements in women's rights and to call for further change.        Reuters/ Mariana Bazo




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