Several non-governmental organizations have held a rally in support of women's rights.
With banners on arms, the demonstrators walked through the Capital center to point out abuses against the women and stereotypes that still exist in the society.
"The march intends to foster sense of solidarity with women who are victims of gender-based violence, women's rights. We want rights for women".
Other demonstrations also have taken place in other countries. Women workers in Spain are marking International Women's Day with an unprecedented strike targeting gender inequality and sexual discrimination, writes BBC
Here's a round-up of some of the International Women's Day events so far:
- A group of prominent Catholic women is meeting in Rome to demand a greater say in Church governance. But the list of speakers has angered the Church and Pope Francis has declined to attend or celebrate Mass. A former president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, described the Catholic Church as an "empire of misogyny"
- Activists in China have been angered by the approach of retailers who have dubbed the day "Queens' Day" or "Goddesses' Day" and offered women customers discounts on goods such as cosmetics
- Protesters against sexual abuse wore black, waved roses and held banners of the #MeToo movement at a rally in the South Korean capital, Seoul
- Several female journalists in Ukraine started a Facebook drive called "I am not your darling", in response to President Petro Poroshenko's use of the term in a reply to a woman reporter
- French daily paper Libération raised its price on Thursday - but only for men. Women pay the standard €2, while men have to cough up another 50 cents to highlight the gender pay gap. President Emmanuel Macron also pledged to "name and shame" companies that pay women less than men for doing the same work
- Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle went to Millennium Point in Birmingham in the UK to encourage young women students to pursue a career in maths or sciences
- Irish Health Minister Simon Harris said it was fitting the country had on this day finalised the wording for a referendum on whether to liberalise abortion