Marwa Mauled Abdi, 24, allenatrice e giocatrice di calcio somala nell'Ubah fitness center, il primo campo da calcio aperto per le donne, a Hargeisa, nel nord-ovest della Somalia
To mark the occasion of International Women's Day on March 8, 2018 AFP presents a series of 45 photos depicting women performing roles or working in professions more traditionally held by men. More images can be found in www.afpforum.com Search SLUG "WOMEN-DAY -PACKAGE".
Somali football coach and player Marwa Mauled Abdi, 24, poses at the football ground of Ubah fitness center, the first football field exclusively opened for women, in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, on March 1, 2018.
In the ring, battling flames or lifting off into space, women have entered professions generally considered as men's jobs. For International Women's Day, AFP met with women breaking down the barriers of gender-bias in the work world. / AFP PHOTO / Mustafa Saeed