Women around the world, and the men who love them, celebrated International Women's Day yesterday.
The Catholic Church had its own special message for women. The Vatican newspaper pondered what contributed most to the emancipation of women in the 20th century. It read: "Some say it was the pill, others the liberalisation of abortion, or being able to work outside the home. Others go even further: the washing machine.”
Check out photos from yesterday's celebrations and demonstration in support of women's rights.