Today thousands of events will occur around the world to celebrate the strength, diversity and achievements of women. It is the 101st celebration of International Women’s Day. In the early 1900s the situation of women across the world was much different than it is today, however there are still great strides to be made. From educating girls in Sub-Saharan Africa, to getting more women involved in politics and ending violence against women, thousands of organizations work throughout the world to improve gender equality and empower women to improve the world.
In celebration of international women’s day, we put together some images of the un-celebrated women around the world that we’ve met in our travels. These women will likely never have the international notoriety of Angelina Jolie’s leg, but they are heroines in their own right.