“Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.” — Margaret Sanger

In honor of International Women’s Day, we teamed up with Deutsche Welle and challenged you to show us the women in your culture. After over 25k submissions, EyeEm and Deutsche Welle have selected ten winning photos which will be featured on Deutsche Welle Global Society in a multi-part series with interviews.

 

Winners

 

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By Mike Ramírez

- CHANGEOVER - Exploring Style School Of Photography Colors colorful real people built structure Architecture outdoors leisure activity building exterior portrait one person day Shopping ♡ Check this out colour of life Colours streetphotography street photography Enjoy the New Normal Urban Lifestyle uniqueness Street Life urban photography people women around the world
By N \ VEA ★ CREME

Traveling in Sapa, Vietnam women around the world cloth colorful creating Farm indigenous indoors Local making sew Sewing Sewing machine silk southeast asia store Travel travel destinations Travel Photography Traveling Tribal tribe Vietnam Vietnamese Weave
By Kevin Short

Adult Adults Only close-up day Happy :) human body part mature adult native Nepal Nepal old woman one person one woman only only women outdoors Pain people pokhara valley portrait Portrait of a Woman senior adult smiling smiling face social issues Tradition women miles away women around the world
By Marie Martin

age Colors conceptual photography environment EyeEm Best Shots EyeEmNewHere Life lifeisbeautiful lifestyles Light Up Your Life old age Old People Real real life real people realism realistic reality social issues solitude uniqueness Woman woman portrait Lieblingsteil miles away women around the world
By Zelma

luang prabang laos ASIA women street photography Sitting Wall old woman The City Light Traveling People watching people outdoors Adult Travel Chair day women around the world
By Ferdinand

cultures one person Woman face Face Painting Market market stall chicken - bird street photography portrait Business people Adult smile Happy smiling portraiture women around the world Check this out popular photos Travel in Nyaungshwe , myanmar
By Bruno Guerreiro

waist up one woman only Looking At Camera portrait people period costume outdoors women around the world
By Andrey Mayorov

this kind women comes daily to this spot in the street at the same time to feed stray cats , i asked her for a photo n she agreed :) took it at old cairo Adult Alley Cat animal themes cat Check this out day domestic animals Exceptional photographs eye4photography EyeEm Best Shots full length Livestock one animal one person one woman only only women outdoors people pets popular photos Sitting stray cat street photography streetphotography women around the world
By AHMED

women around the world smiling portrait sunglasses day Standing Happiness outdoors friendship Adult young adult people only women Adults Only
By chutima treearayapong

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Header image By chutima treearayapong