Images of women doing work around the world
A Vietnamese woman selling flowers on the streets of Hoi An Nara Rocha (Joao Pessoa, Brazil)
Kolam is a form of sand painting that is drawn using rice powder by female members of the family in front of their home. It is widely practiced by Hindus in South India. A kolam is a sort of painted prayer - a line drawing composed of curved loops, drawn around a grid pattern of dots. Kolams are thought to bestow prosperity to homes.
Anuradha Koirala, who is fighting to prevent the trafficking and sexual exploitation of Nepal's women and girls. Since 1993, she and her group, Maiti Nepal, have helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 12,000 victims. Anuradha was chosen as the 2010 Hero of the Year due to her brave and heroic work fighting trafficking and sex slavery.
A woman with sugar cane