Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women – Maya Angelou

Police detain a protester during a demonstration against the recent gang-rape of a woman in a moving car, in Kolkata, India. (Rupak de Chowdhuri / Reuters)

Police detain a protester during a demonstration against the recent gang-rape of a woman in a moving car, in Kolkata, India. (Rupak de Chowdhuri / Reuters)

A man sleeps amid rubbish under a bridge, in Paranaque, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan / Reuters)

A man sleeps amid rubbish under a bridge, in Paranaque, Philippines. (Ezra Acayan / Reuters)

 People paddle across a flooded street after torrential downpours, in Nemours, France. (Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP / Getty Images)

People paddle across a flooded street after torrential downpours, in Nemours, France. (Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP / Getty Images)

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France. (CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS)

A couple exchanges kisses on the bank as high waters causes flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France. (CHARLES PLATIAU / REUTERS)

A resident brings French baguettes to his mother's flooded house after heavy rain falls in Chalette-sur-Loing Montargis, near Orleans, France. (Christian Hartmann / Reuters)

A resident brings French baguettes to his mother’s flooded house after heavy rain falls in Chalette-sur-Loing Montargis, near Orleans, France. (Christian Hartmann / Reuters)

A woman walks past a wall of mobile phones displayed outside an electronics shop, in Tokyo, Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama / AP)

A woman walks past a wall of mobile phones displayed outside an electronics shop, in Tokyo, Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama / AP)

A search and rescue team try to recover a man trapped under debris after airstrikes by Assad forces in residential neighbourhoods, in Aleppo, Syria. (Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

A search and rescue team try to recover a man trapped under debris after airstrikes by Assad forces in residential neighborhoods, in Aleppo, Syria. (Anadolu Agency / Getty Images)

Students from an Islamic boarding school attend a Qur’an recitation during the first day of Ramadan, in Medan, Indonesia. (Anadolu Agency)

Students from an Islamic boarding school attend a Qur’an recitation during the first day of Ramadan, in Medan, Indonesia. (Anadolu Agency)

Indonesian Muslim students read Koran on the first day of Ramadan in Medan, Indonesia. (YT Haryono / Xinhua)

Indonesian Muslim students read Koran on the first day of Ramadan in Medan, Indonesia. (YT Haryono / Xinhua)

A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister during a demonstration to protest the government's proposed labour law reforms in Nantes, France. (STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS)

A protestor uses a tennis racket to return a tear gas canister during a demonstration to protest the government’s proposed labour law reforms in Nantes, France. (STEPHANE MAHE / REUTERS)

People with disabilities continue to protest, calling on the government for a monthly 500 bolivianos (£50) bonus, in La Paz, Bolivia. (Zuma Wire / Rex / Shutterstock)

People with disabilities continue to protest, calling on the government for a monthly 500 bolivianos (£50) bonus, in La Paz, Bolivia. (Zuma Wire / Rex / Shutterstock)

A human rights activist places lights representing thousands of people killed by the police since Rio won the bid to host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Felipe Dana / AP)

A human rights activist places lights representing thousands of people killed by the police since Rio won the bid to host the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Felipe Dana / AP)

A helicopter flies over a smouldering hillside after a fire forced thousands from their homes, in Calabasas, California, US. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

A helicopter flies over a smouldering hillside after a fire forced thousands from their homes, in Calabasas, California, US. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters)

Javanese Muslims take part in the padusan ritual as they prepare for the holy month of Ramadan, in Boyolali, Indonesia. (Solo Imaji / Barcroft Images)

Javanese Muslims take part in the padusan ritual as they prepare for the holy month of Ramadan, in Boyolali, Indonesia. (Solo Imaji / Barcroft Images)

Fighters take a selfie while firing artillery towards Daesh near Fallujah, Iraq. (ALAA AL-MARJANI / Reuters)

Fighters take a selfie while firing artillery towards Daesh near Fallujah, Iraq. (ALAA AL-MARJANI / Reuters)

Thrill-seekers pursued an 8lb (3.6kg) wheel of Double Gloucester cheese 200 yards down the 1:2 gradient Cooper's Hill at Brockworth in Gloucestershire, England. (NEIL MUNNS/ EPA)

Thrill-seekers pursued an 8lb (3.6kg) wheel of Double Gloucester cheese 200 yards down the 1:2 gradient Cooper’s Hill at Brockworth in Gloucestershire, England. (NEIL MUNNS/ EPA)

Marcio Freitas' photos themed "I'll Never Be Silent" of models portraying the anguish suffered by abuse are displayed on Copacabana beach, in a protest against rape and violence against women, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Felipe Dana/AP)

Marcio Freitas’ photos themed “I’ll Never Be Silent” of models portraying the anguish suffered by abuse are displayed on Copacabana beach, in a protest against rape and violence against women, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Felipe Dana/AP)

Indian Greater Adjutant Storks sit on garbage as waste pickers collect any usable goods from a garbage dumping site on the eve of the World Environment Day on the outskirts of Guwahati city, Assam, India. (EPA)

Indian Greater Adjutant Storks sit on garbage as waste pickers collect any usable goods from a garbage dumping site on the eve of the World Environment Day on the outskirts of Guwahati city, Assam, India. (EPA)

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