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People around the world celebrate International Women's Day, staging protests against women's rights abuses.
The UN writes that the day, celebrated on March 8, is an occasion to commemorate achievements in women's rights and to call for further change.
The celebration dates back to the beginning of the 20th Century and has been observed by the United Nations since 1975.
Former Desperate Housewives' actress Eva Longoria has spoken about her wishes for women on International Women's Day and "every day of their lives".
John Lennon's widow and peace activist Yoko Ono has tweeted:
A global day to call for the education of all girls and women is to be held in honour of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, it has been announced.
Her father Ziauddin and former prime minister Gordon Brown outlined plans for Malala Day as they appeared at the Women of the World Festival at London's Southbank Centre on International Women's Day.
Mr Brown said the issue of universal education for girls was in desperate need of a "liberation movement and a freedom fight for change".
Malala Day will be held on the girl's 16th birthday, July 12, and will be celebrated with a youth assembly at the United Nations in New York.It is hoped that young people from around the world will mark the day, aimed at providing education for the 32 million girls who do not currently have access.