Women and men stood in solidarity yesterday as they marked International Women’s Day with marches and protests staged across the world.

In Santiago, Chile, women used the occasion to shine a spotlight on the ongoing issue of violence against women.


Several women marched through the streets topless to draw attention to the cause, with slogans daubed in body paint across their chests.

One held a noose around her neck in a powerful gesture of support for Chile’s female victims of violence.

The women painted their bare breasts with body paint in floral patterns as they marched through the streets of the capital.

Some held signs reading ‘Todas las mujeres’, which tranlates to ‘all the women’ in English.

One solemn looking woman wore a noose around her heavily bruised neck to protest the plight of Chilean women subjected to violence.

Another protestor stripped completely nude as her friend applied more body paint to her naked body.

The women carried fire torches marching through the streets as the protest carried on until the evening.

Police were in attendance to monitor the protest.

Events were held across the globe to mark International Women’s Day which occurs on March 8 every year.

From street plays to highlight domestic violence to hundreds of male and female protesters wearing black masks and brandishing #MeToo placards, people around the world have taken to the streets to make their voices heard.

Many wrote feminist slogans on their bodies, including this one protestors who etched ‘Feminism or barbarism’ onto her stomach

In Rome two of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers lead the way at a demonstration in Rome on Thursday as to mark the day.

Actresses Asia Argento and Rose McGowan were two of the first to come forward and accuse the Hollywood director of sexual misconduct in 2017 and early 2018

Despite their traumatic stories, the pair marched in strength and unity as they lead thousands of women through the Italian capital on Thursday.

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