Student protesters march during a demonstration marking International Women's Day in Barcelona on March 8, 2019. - Unions, feminist associations and left-wing parties have called for a work stoppage for two hours on March 8, hoping to recreate the strike and mass protests seen nationwide to mark the same day in 2018. (Photo by Pau Barrena / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images)

What is International Women’s Day

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Student protesters march during a demonstration marking International Women’s Day in Barcelona on March 8, 2019. – Unions, feminist associations and left-wing parties have called for a work stoppage for two hours on March 8, hoping to recreate the strike and mass protests seen nationwide to mark the same day in 2018. (Photo by Pau Barrena / AFP) (Photo credit should read PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images)
A year later, women across Europe held rallies in solidarity on that same date.