Globally, women are demanding their voices be heard.

International Women's Day is March 8 annually, and it marks pretty much the only time all year when we officially celebrate all the "social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women" while also reflecting on the fact that all of us need to work toward "accelerating gender parity" on a global scale.

Because gender parity doesn’t exist — and that’s not just an opinion. It’s a fact that’s been researched and confirmed over and over.  

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17 badass photos to remind you there's nothing women can't do.

A woman's place is wherever she wants to be.

Who run the world? Girls.

Well, girls and the badass women they become.

GIF via Feminist Fight Club.

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17 stunning photos show just how huge International Women's Day really is.

There's no stopping these women from making their voices heard.

International Women's Day is always an occasion worth celebrating. This year, it's especially important.

Less than two months removed from the massive worldwide Women's March demonstration, women's rights advocates and allies remain fired up and ready to go in the fight for gender equity. Amnesty International called International Women's Day 2017 a "rallying cry," organizers rallied in the name of a "Day Without a Woman" strike, and protesters around the globe once again took to the streets for marches and demonstrations.

Some groups used the day as an opportunity to brush up on a few facts about women.

And others used the occasion to highlight women and causes that don't get the attention they deserve.

Like Katherine Johnson, an unsung hero who finally got her due in "Hidden Figures," and Meagan Taylor, who reminds us that existence shouldn't be a crime.

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NASA posts a lot of cool images.

Like mystical earth phenomena...

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