Women celebrate International Women's Day at rally in Alexandria

Crowd gathers for rally in Alexandria, Va. to celebrate International Women's Day. Thursday, March 8, 2018 (ABC7 photo)

Women gathered for a rally to celebrate International Women's Day Thursday in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prominent leaders in the Alexandria community spoke during the event addressing several topics including equal rights, and the need for women in leadership roles.

Celebrations were held by women across the world Thursday to demand equality, respect, and empowerment.

ABC7's Anna-Lysa Gayle has more on this story in the above video.

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