The prejudiced views include: that men are better politicians and business leaders than women; that going to university is more important for men than women; and that men should get preferential treatment in competitive job markets.
The day was first celebrated on 19 March 1911, and has its roots in the 1908 labour movement, which saw female garment workers go on strike in New York City, demanding better pay, shorter working hours and improved working conditions.
The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but "for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world", UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said.
Thousands took to the streets across the globe to mark International Women's Day on Sunday despite the coronavirus outbreak forcing the cancellation of a slew of events in Asia, as violence marred some European gatherings.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Emirates is highlighting one aspect of how women in aviation are supporting economies and touching lives across the world.
"In a country where being a woman itself is a challenge, biking is just another challenge which women should not back out from," says 24-year-old Anam Hashim, India's youngest female stunt rider.
When good people are choosing not to stand again for parliament because of the poisonous state of politics, something is going badly wrong. And this isn’t just about politics.
A sculptor known for trying to redress history through her art is creating the first statue of real-life women for New York’s Central Park, where the only females so honored until now have been fictional characters.
The French government is pledging to seize firearms from abusive spouses and better train police as part of a package of measures, worth millions of euros, to reduce the number of women killed by their partners.