In pictures: Global protests denounce violence against women

As part of the UN's sixteen days of activism against violence to women and girls- many protests are occurring around the world. This article lists the protests and the initiatives behind them from around the globe.
Original story from BBC News (Extract below)

People around the world have taken to the streets to demand an end to violence against women. Protests were organised in countries including Mexico, Italy, Turkey and Sudan. 

The global demonstrations were held to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Monday. 

Some 87,000 women and girls were murdered around the world in 2017, according to the United Nations. 

The UN says violence against women and girls is one of the "most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today" and remains largely unreported because of issues including impunity and stigma. 

In Mexico City, demonstrators marched through the streets calling on authorities to do more to combat the high rates of femicide — the murder of a woman because of her gender — and rape in the country.