Today is International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than by showcasing some amazing photos of women’s empowerment around the world.
If this theme sounds familiar it’s because last December we launched an International photo competition in conjunction with The Thomson Reuters Foundation. The brief was simple to show us examples of women working to make a difference, whether through acts of leadership, courage and passion or by promoting opportunity, innovation and motherhood. These themes were limited only by your imagination and boy did you deliver.
There were over 400 entries from dozens of countries. Alas, there can be only one winner, and that winner will come from these 10 fantastic finalists, who each have until March 26th to create a photographic portfolio using the Nokia Lumia 1020. But before that, feast your eyes on the photos, which got them this far.
“Prima Ballerina” By Aurelien Buttin
“Challenging the community for a better life” By Roger Anis
“Equality” By Antony Bou
“Backlight life” By Salvador Parada
“Istanbul Convention” By Giovanni De Angelis
“Marwa” By Nadine Ajaka
“Daring to be childish” By Amitava Chandra
“Woman from Yemen ” By Thana Faroq
“The Rural Woman Farmer.” By Geoffrey Buta
“Rising girl” By Prashant Chheda
We think these are all amazing and give us a fascinating insight into how women are inspiring their peers around the world. But what about you? Which photo do you think best shows how women are working to make a difference. Let us know in the comments below. And if you’d like to celebrate International Women’s Day by sharing these photos on Twitter be sure to use the #Click4Change.