Mogadishu, Somalia Saciido Sheik Yacquub, 34, with her daughter Faadumo Subeer Mohamed, 13, at their home in Hodan district IDP camp. Saciido runs a small business. She wanted to be a businesswoman when she was a child and studied until she was 20. Faadumo will finish school in 2017 and hopes to be a doctor when she grows up. The photos in this gallery were taken around the world by the photographers of the Reuters news agency in connection with International Women's Day.
Tokyo, Japan Manami Miyazaki, 39, and her daughter Nanaha, 13. Manami, a housewife, studied until she was 20. Her ambition was to work somewhere where she could meet lots of people. Nanaha wants to be either a designer, musician or a nurse.
Bamako, Mali Oumou Ndiaye, 30, and her daughter Aissata Golfa, 9. Oumou, a housewife, did not go to school. As a child she hoped to marry a local businessman. She hopes her daughter will marry someone from their ethnic group when she grows up, and that she will stay in school until she is 20 years old.
County Donegal, Ireland Clare Barrett Butler, 37, and her daughter Lily Barrett McHugh, 11, outside their house. Clare, a homemaker, is continuing her education with courses at college. As a child she wanted to work on the special effects of movies or as a stuntwoman. Lily plans to stay in school until she is about 20. She would really like to become a hairdresser.
La Paz, Bolivia Lucia Mayta, 43, and her daughter Luz Cecilia, 12, inside their bodega. Lucia studied until the fourth grade, and knows how to read and write and do basic math. Lucia runs a bodega, and her family lives in a back room. Luz Cecilia is in seventh grade and wants to be a singer.
Gura Sutii, Romania Niculina Fieraru, 39, and her daughter Flori Gabriela Dumitrache, 13, in their room. Niculina is unemployed and has two children. Flori Gabriela wants to become a pop singer and she hopes to go to high school in a town 14 miles away, but her family cannot afford to pay for it. A Romanian NGO has offered a scholarship to make this possible.
Kabul, Afghanistan Noor Zia, 40, with her daughter Saba Ahmadi, 11, at their home. Noor, a teacher, studied until she was 28. Saba wants to go to university, and would like to become a lawyer.
Ramallah, Palestinian Territories Hala Tanmus, 40, and her daughter Maya, 10, in the living room of their home. Hala, a secretary, finished her education at age 20. Maya, who says she will finish school at age 20, would like to become an interior designer.