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Stunning Photos Of Women Working Around The World
Because women’s work can be anything from a butcher to a soccer coach.
Lea Vincens is a rejoneadora — or a bullfighter who mounts a horse in the ring — in Huelva, Spain.
This is what “women’s work” looks like.
And, no, it doesn’t consist only of cooking in the kitchen or raising children (although those things are definitely still work). Women’s work looks like anything you can think of: a butcher, a bullfighter, a soccer coach, a wrestler, a bus driver, a religious leader, a production designer, a police officer, a weightlifter, a bike mechanic, a real estate agent, a barber ― the list goes on and on.
To honor the varying types of work women do this International Women’s Day, HuffPost rounded up 40 photos of women working in different industries around the globe. From sailors to scientists to taxi drivers ― scroll below to see 40 captivating photos of women working around the world.
Sarah Achieng is a 31-year-old professional boxer and sports administrator. Here she poses after her training session at a gym in Nairobi, Kenya, on Feb. 27, 2018.
Professional wrestler Cristal poses for a photograph in her training gym on Feb. 9, 2018, in Mexico City.
Soccer coach and player Marwa Mauled Abdi, 24, poses at Ubah fitness center in Hargeisa, Somalia, on March 1, 2018.
Firefighter Ran Namise, 24, poses in front of a fire engine at Kojimachi Fire Station in Tokyo on Feb. 23, 2018.
Houssa Nientao, 64, is one of the few female Muslim monks, also known as “marabouts,” in Bamako, Mali. Here she poses in a room on Feb. 20, 2018.
Yordanka Masfollor, 34, has a Ph.D. in chemical sciences. Here she poses for a picture at a biotechnology laboratory in Havana on March 2, 2018.
Lea Vincens, 33, is a rejoneadora (a bullfighter who mounts a horse with a lance). Here she poses at the Aracena bullring in Huelva, Spain, on Feb. 25, 2018.
Rania Rapti, a butcher, poses in her family’s business in Athens, Greece, on March 5, 2018.
Zahida, a police assistance sub-inspector, poses for a photograph at a police academy in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Feb. 26, 2018.
Gold prospector Awa Kamara, 65, poses for a photograph in the Pampana River on March 5, 2018, near Mekeni, Sierra Leone.
Huda Salem, a 20-year-old member of the Iraqi national weightlifting team, trains at a gym in Baghdad on Feb. 22, 2018.
Nicol Gomez, 37, is a guardian at the La Esperanza prison in San Salvador, El Salvador. Here she poses for a portrait in front of a group of prisoners practicing yoga on March 4, 2018.
Farmer Bettina Tumuhaise, 41, poses at her pigsty in Zirobwe, Uganda, on March 2, 2018.
Ray Bassil, 29, is a Lebanese trapshooting champion and UNDP youth and gender goodwill ambassador. Here she poses for a photo at the shooting club in Adma, Lebanon, on Feb. 9, 2018.
Mai Ibrahim Al-Mesad is a project manager of the maritime section of the Jaber Al-Ahmad Causeway in Kuwait City, Kuwait. Here she poses for a picture at the construction site on March 4, 2018.
Mechanic and garage co-owner Fatou Sylla poses on Feb. 28, 2018, at her garage in Dakar, Senegal.
Taxi driver Yang Fengxia, 45, poses in the street in Hancheng, China, on Feb. 16, 2018.
Kuldeep Kaur, 51, is an Indian watch woman for the Bhangiwal village near Mehatpur, India. Here she walks with a flashlight during her night round on Feb. 24, 2018.
Sailor Marie Rouffet poses for a picture in the port of Le Guilvinec, France, on Feb. 16, 2018.
First responder Samra Akram Zia poses for a photograph with her motorcycle ambulance in Lahore, Pakistan, on Feb. 24, 2018.
Barber Dalia Antunes, 44, poses at the Oliveira Barbershop in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 3, 2018.
Cristina Munoz Ferraro, 37, is a real estate agent at Remax Family. Here she poses for a picture at the Remax Family office in Sevilla, Spain, on Feb. 28, 2018.
Production designer Hannah Beachler poses for a picture in West Hollywood, California, on Feb. 22, 2018. She designed the world of Wakanda in the recent film “Black Panther.”
Asmaa Megahed is a 31-year-old Egyptian carpenter. Here she poses for a picture at her workshop in the Abdeen district in downtown Cairo on Feb. 26, 2018.
Guatemalan deputy and human rights activist Nineth Montenegro poses for pictures at the Congress in Guatemala City, Guatemala, on March 1, 2018.
Security guard Marlin Keji John, 30, poses in Juba, Sudan, on Feb. 22, 2018.
Boxer Carolina “Crespita” Rodriguez, 34, poses for a picture in Santiago, Chile, on March 1, 2018.
Wendy Lawrence, 58, is a retired U.S. Navy captain and former NASA astronaut. Here she’s pictured by the space shuttle trainer that was used for astronaut training on Feb. 28, 2018. It’s now at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the only female three-starred Michelin chef in France and one of a handful in the world, poses on March 2, 2018, in the kitchen of her restaurant La Maison Pic in Valence, France.
Anny Divya, 31, is a pilot who became the youngest woman in the world to captain the Boeing 777 aircraft. Here she poses next to planes at the Indian Air Force Museum in New Delhi on Feb. 24, 2018.
Mixed martial arts fighter Shana Power, 25, poses for a picture in the gym she co-owns in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Feb. 28, 2018.
Eyda Rios, 55, is a Panama Canal locks operator. Here she poses at the Panama Canal’s Pedro Miguel Locks on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama, on Feb. 26, 2018.
Carmen Cousello, 58, was Uruguay’s first female bus driver in 1998. Here she poses for a picture in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Feb. 28, 2018.
Betania Gutierrez, a tobacco roller at the Momotombo Factory, poses in Granada, Nicaragua, on Feb. 26, 2018.
Firefighter Maria Jose Martienz Ortiz, 43, poses for a picture in the Fuente San Luis fire station in Valencia, Spain, on Feb. 28, 2018.
Ayniye Kaya, a 78-year-old Kurdish woman, collects garbage in the streets of Diyarbakir, Turkey, on Feb. 23, 2018.
Mariatou Guiehoa is the president of The Network of Women Trade Unionists of Ivory Coast. Here she poses next to co-workers in her office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Feb. 22, 2018.
Venezuelan refugee Maria Marchan, 23, poses for a picture as she sells beers for a living at a street market in the city of Boa Vista, Brazil, on Feb. 25, 2018.
Slovak U.N. peacekeeper Lt. Ivana Strycekova poses for a picture prior to a peace medals ceremony at an old airport in Nicosia, Cyprus, in the U.N. buffer zone on Feb. 22, 2018.
Bike mechanic Rajpati Devi, 45, poses at her roadside workshop in Allahabad, India, on Feb. 24, 2018. Devi, a mother of four, took over the puncture repair and mechanic business after her husband died four years ago.