To celebrate this 2018 Women’s Day, we gathered 15 pictures of working women around the world.
BRINGING HOME THE FODDERPHOTOGRAPH BY ALEX TREADWAY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A woman carries home hay to feed animals in Jageshwah, Uttarakhand, India. Women make up more than half of India’s livestock-farming labor, according to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization.
MS. FIX-ITPHOTOGRAPH BY GORDON WILTSIE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A child looks on as his mom works on her broken-down truck in Ruby Valley, Nevada.
SECURING A STAPLEPHOTOGRAPH BY LYNN JOHNSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
Women plant hybrid rice in a south Vietnamese delta. Rice farming is one of the largest occupations for women. An estimated 500 million women worldwide cultivate it, according to the SRI International Network and Resources Center.
TEACHABLE MOMENTPHOTOGRAPH BY FRANS LANTING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A school teacher conducts class in Atobiase, Ghana. Women make up more than half of trained primary education teachers in Ghana, according to the World Bank.
HAVING A COWPHOTOGRAPH BY STEVE RAYMER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
Staff butcher a cow that will be fed to big cats sheltered at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Indiana.
WEAVING AWAYPHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL CHESLEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A woman works a loom at a textile factory in Hangzhou, China. Women comprise almost half of China’s labor force, according to the Asian Development Bank.
LONG JOURNEY HOMEPHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHIEU PALEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
In the Gojal region of Pakistan, women carry wood for cooking and heating.
DYED IN THE YARNPHOTOGRAPH BY MICHAEL HANSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
Women dye yarn at a weaving facility in Sacred Valley, Peru. Working in the country’s textile industry, women make money while preserving traditional weaving patterns.
LABORING FOR EQUALITYPHOTOGRAPH BY CARY WOLINSKY, NATIONA GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A woman moves hot, liquid steel at a Jones and Laughlin mill in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. The photo appeared in a 1978 issue of National Geographic during a decade when women pushed for equal opportunities in the steel industry.
FISHER-WOMENPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBERT REID, NAIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
Not all fishermen are men. These female fishers show off their work clothes in Banffshire, Scotland, in 1928.
STICKING TOGETHERPHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN STANMEYER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A family of Syrian refugees picks cotton on a farm in Araban, Turkey.
STUDYING THE SEAPHOTOGRAPH BY B. ANTHONY STEWART, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A marine researcher measures a bluefin tuna skeleton at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The photo appeared in a 1966 issue of National Geographic.
DAYCAREPHOTOGRAPH BY A. W. CUTLER, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
In this 1914 National Geographic photo from northern Hungary, a woman works in a field while her baby rests in a hammock.
DOUBLE DUTYPHOTOGRAPH BY J. BRUCE BAUMANN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
A woman nurses one of her six sons while driving a hay-baling machine on her Indiana farm. The photo appeared in a 1976 issue of National Geographic.
PHOTOGRAPH BY BRUCE DALE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
In this 1975 photo, a woman brings in frozen-stiff jeans that were hung out to dry in Nulato, Alaska.