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International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide on March 8.

The annual calendar event, according to United Nations, “is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women, who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities”.

This year International Women’s Day is being celebrated with the special 2020 theme, I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. Like many other countries, Nepal has announced a public holiday and has organized various events to mark the day.

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Brickklin worker in outskrits of Kathmandu valley.

Women workers carry sand in a doko- kind of basket made from bamboo at a construction site in Pokhara.

 

 

 

 

Women walking down trial with their dokos in Pokhara

Children play along with their grand mother at a front yard in Sarangkot, Pokhara.