Published Mar 8, 2017 at 1:41 PM | Updated at 12:23 PM EST on Mar 9, 2017
Women from nearly 50 countries around the world left their job for a day on March 8, 2017, for International Women's Day. The strike is meant to underscore the importance of women's labor and to call for recognition of women's rights across the world.
Women were at the forefront of social movements throughout American history, from women's suffrage leading to temperance, anti-child labor and anti-war movements. These photos provide a look into women's political participation, from 1910 until today.