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In the ring, battling flames or lifting off into space, women have entered professions generally considered as men’s jobs. To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2018, Agence-France Presse photographers from around the world captured photos depicting women performing roles or working in professions more traditionally held by men.
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Ana Sousa, 45, TAP Air Portugal pilot for 11 years, poses for a portrait at a TAP hangar in Lisbon, Spain on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images)
New South Wales state emergency services (SES) volunteer Michelle Whye posing in uniform in front of an emergency vehicle at their headquarters on February 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Locomotive, or “mule”, operator Glaciela Shreeves, 53, poses for pictures at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks, where she works towing ships through the locks, on the outskirts of Panama City on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)
Asmaa Megahed a 31-year-old Egyptian carpenter poses for a picture at her workshop in Abdeen district in downtown Cairo, Egypt on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)
Victoria Da-Poian, 22, student at the French Superior Institute of aeronautics and Space, poses during a photo session, on February 10 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)
Arazo Qadri, a 27-year-old female member of the Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga, stands guard at the Peshmerga Military camp in Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq, on February 20, 2018. (Photo: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell in <em>W</em>; photographed by Steven Klein.
Net-a-Porter teamed up with six designers (and famous friends like Tracee Ellis Ross, Dakota Fanning, and Viola Davis) to promote awareness for International Women’s Day. Each designer has created a T-shirt celebrating women, with a portion of the proceeds going to Women for Women International. Rosie Assoulin T-shirt, $195, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1063885/Rosie_Assoulin/international-women-s-day-printed-cotton-jersey-t-shirt">netaporter.com</a>.
Alala partnered with the organization Equal Meals Equal on this limited-edition hoodie. Alala sweatshirt, $69, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://alalastyle.com/collections/equal-means-equal/products/equality-hoodie?variant=7052831719470">alalastyle.com</a>.
It's safe to say that young girls shouldn't miss out on celebrating International Women’s Day. Oeuf has created T-shirts declaring “girls are strong” in sizes 6 months to 6 years, with 100 percent of sale proceeds going to Sanctuary for Families. Oeuf T-shirt, $38, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oeufnyc.com/">www.oeufnyc.com</a>
For International Women’s Day, the <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.wmagazine.com/story/resistance-sweaters-lingua-franca?mbid=synd_yahoo_rss">label Lingua Franca</a> created a sweater that reads, “You Don’t Own Me." $100 from each sale proceeds go to the Resistance Revival Chorus and the Alliance for Quality Education. Lingua Franca knit, $380, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://linguafranca.nyc/collections/the-resistance-series">linguafranca.com</a>.
Milly created a special capsule collection with Girls Inc. of New York City to promote girl power on International Women’s Day and every day, with 20 percent of the proceeds going directly to the organization. Milly pouch, $45, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.milly.com/girls-inc-girl-boss-pouch.html">milly.com</a>.
Madewell is celebrating International Women’s Day with a reading and book singing of <em>Little Book of Feminist Saints,</em> and offering “sips, snacks, and shopping,” at all Madewell locations on March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 25 percent of sales from the evening events in all stores will go to benefit Girls Inc. <em>Little Book of Feminist Saints,</em> $18, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/HOMEGIFT/gifts/PRD~J8459/J8459.jsp?Nbrd=M&Nloc=en_US&Nrpp=48&Npge=1&Ntrm=The+Little+Book+of+Feminist+Saints&isSaleItem=false&color_name=FEMINIST%20SAINTS&isFromSearch=true&isNewSearch=true&hash=row0">madewell.com</a>.
La Ligne partnered with the artist and activist Cleo Wade on a handwritten T-shirt that reads, "I will tell on you." Proceeds benefit Time’s Up. La Ligne T-shirt, $35, on sale from March 8 <a rel="nofollow">laligne.nyc</a>.
In 1912, the beauty entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden herself marched down 5th Avenue demanding equality, and handed out red lipsticks to fellow suffragettes along the way. Today the beauty brand teamed up with the actress Reese Witherspoon to launch a limited-edition red lipstick with 100 percent of proceeds going to UN Women. Elizabeth Arden lipstick, $27, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.elizabetharden.com/limited-edition-beautiful-color-moisturizing-lipstick-1002A0113460.html">elizabetharden.com</a>.
Tory Burch’s Embrace Ambition bracelet is made of colored silk thread and brass charm, and all proceeds benefit the Tory Burch Foundation, which supports female entrepreneurs. Tory Burch, Embrace Ambition Bracelet, $30, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://www.toryburch.com/embrace-ambition-bracelet/41568.html?cgid=accessories-seedbox-foundation&start=3&dwvar_41568_color=657">ToryBurch.com</a>.
It is always a good time to support Planned Parenthood. This International Women’s Day, you can either make a direct donation or scoop up this hat, which is a better take on you-know-who’s mantra. Planned Parenthood hat, $18, <a rel="nofollow" href="https://marketplace.plannedparenthood.org/apparel/planned-parenthood-makes-america-great.html">plannedparenthood.com</a>.
Huda Salem, a 20-year-old member of the Iraqi national weightlifting team, lifts weights as she trains at a gym in Baghdad on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images)
Hannah Beachler, production designer, poses for a picture in West Hollywood, California, on February 22, 2018. Hannah Beachler has designed Wakanda, the “Black Panther” fictional African home and world. Hannah is the only black woman at the top of her field. (Photo: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanese mechanic Rana el-Hayek, 22, poses in a car repair garage where she works in Qannabat Brummana, northeast of Beirut on March 3, 2018. (Photo: Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images)
Master tailor Kathryn Sargent poses for a portrait in her shop in central London on February 23, 2018. (Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images)
Anny Divya, 31, an Indian pilot who became the youngest woman in the world to captain the Boeing 777 aircraft, poses next to portraits of various air marshals at the Indian Air Force Museum in New Delhi on February 24, 2018. (Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)
Amaia Gorostiza, 51, business woman and president of the SD Eibar football club poses for a picture in the locker room at the Ipurua stadium in Eibar, Spain on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Ander Gillenea/AFP/Getty Images)
French rejoneadora (mounted bullfighter who uses a lance) Lea Vincens, 33, poses at the Aracena bullring, in Huelva, southern Spain on February 25, 2018. (Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Zahida, a Pakistani female police Assistance Sub-Inspector (ASI), poses for a photograph at a police academy in Peshawar, Pakistan on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Abdul Majeed/AFP/Getty Images)
Canal Locks operator Eyda Rios, 55, poses for pictures at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks, on the outskirts of Panama City on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images)
Sarah Achieng a 31 year-old professional boxer and sports administrator poses after her training session at Kariobangi social hall gym in Nairobi on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Patricia Esteve/AFP/Getty Images)
Carla Rozalen, 29 years old, helicopter pilot poses for a picture in front of a Bell 412 twin-engine utility helicopter at the FAASA Group, in Palma del Rio, Cordoba on February 27, 2018. (Photo: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images)
Ran Namise, 24, a firefighter belonging to the command squad, posing in front of a fire engine at Kojimachi Fire Station in Tokyo on February 23, 2018. (Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Mai Ibrahim Al-Mesad, Project Manager of the maritime section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway, poses for a picture at the construction site in Kuwait City on March 4, 2018. The Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway is considered one of the longest in the world, covering a total distance of 37 kilometers between Kuwait City and Subbiy. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli army sergeant Amit Malekin, 19, commander of a mobile rocket launcher, poses for a picture in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border between Israel and Syria on February 26, 2018. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)
Ana Cristina, 44, tram driver for 20 years, poses for a portrait inside a tram in Lisbon, Spain on February 28, 2018. (Photo: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images)
Kuwaiti female chef, “Chef Meshael”, poses for a picture at her restaurant “LaMeShO” in the town of Mahboula, about 30 kilometres south of the capital Kuwait City, on March 6, 2018. (Photo: Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
Elizabeth Spehar, United Nations Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP), poses for a picture after a Peace Medals handing ceremony at the old Nicosia airport in the UN Buffer Zone on February 22, 2018. (Photo: Amir Makar/AFP/Getty Images)
Olga Silantyeva, 28, rescuer and driver in a rescue team posing for a picture in the city of Fryazino, outside Moscow on March 6, 2018. (Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)
Carla Provost, Acting Chief of the US Border Patrol in her office at US Border Patrol Headquarters in Washington, DC, March 7, 2018. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)