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Paris will celebrate all women in all ways with a panoply of events for International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday March 8. You can participate in feminist picnics, graveyard tours, motorbike rallies, comedy performances and commemorations of deported martyrs on this day devoted to raising awareness of the importance of women’s rights.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on March 8. Its genesis was in 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and voting rights. After two years of national celebrations, the first IWD was observed in 1911, and the United Nations celebrated it for the first time in 1975.

Women will be taking to their motorbikes for the 10th-anniversary celebrations of Toutes en Moto to coincide with IWD. Rosie the Riveter is again the symbol here and the group's motto is “We can do it!” Daily News

The world of motorcycling is predominantly male: Less than 20 percent of motorcyclists are women. Last year, more than 10,000 people got on their bikes for IWD. This year, Toutes en Moto will be setting up a motorbike village at the foot of the Eiffel Tower and there will be a parade, DJs, food, a light show and even a themed quiz from 10am to 6pm.

The group will round the day off by joining up with activist group Femmes Solidaires for a special performance by comedic singer Agnes Bihl and guests at La Cigale, a theatre in Paris's 18th arrondissement (district).

Toutes en Moto will also hold events for motorcyclists in other French cities including Orleans, Laval, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Vichy and Nice.
 
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