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International Women's Day 2018: Cheryl, Holly Willoughby and Amanda Holden lead celebrity tributes

Evening Standard logo Evening Standard 08/03/2018 Natasha Sporn
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Cheryl, Holly Willoughby and Amanda Holden are among a host of celebrities who have shared heartfelt posts in celebration of International Women’s Day.

March 8 annually commemorates and celebrates women and their rights worldwide.

Social media has been awash, and rightly so, with people all over the world paying tribute to the strong women in their lives as well as inspirational females globally, past and present.

Cheryl, who has a son with Liam Payne, was one of many stars to pay homage to the day with a sweet tweet.

The singer wrote: “Happy international woman’s day! Over the past year especially I have come to realise just how incredible we women truly are.

“High 5’s all round. What a time to be a woman.” She ended the post with a series of emojis. 

This Morning host Willoughby posted an adorable throwback snap of herself with her mother and sister.

Posting on Instagram, she captioned the snap: “Happy International Women’s Day to these two power house women in my life... my mother and my sister... love you both! #internationalwomensday.”

Emma Bunton also paid tribute to her “inspiration and strength” with a throwback image of her and her mother. 

And Baby Spice also posted a shoutout to her “ladies” with an image of the Spice Girls, who are set to reunite.

Sharing a photo of the “incredible” women in her life, Britain’s Got Talent judge Holden wrote: “The best type of #friendships are #fierce #lady friendships where you aggressively believe in each other, defend each other and think the other deserves the world.

“I’m truly honoured to have these #incredible #women in my life. #internationalwomensday.”

Gallery: The 21 best countries in the world to live in if you're a woman (Business Insider)

a close up of a person wearing a mask posing for the camera: <p>Denmark has overtaken Sweden as the best country in the world to live in for women, according to <a href="">a 2018 ranking from US News & World Report.</a></p><p> Ahead of International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8, the media organisation surveyed more than 9,000 women as part of its wider Best Countries ranking in order to determine which of 80 countries around the globe are the best for women to live in.</p><p> The full 2018 Best Countries List surveyed 21,000 business leaders, informed elites, and general citizens to discover how 80 countries are perceived on a global scale for a range of criteria, from economic influence to citizenship and quality of life.</p><p> The Best Countries for women were given a score out 10 on these five attributes: Human rights, gender quality, income equality, progress, and safety.</p><p> Scroll down to see the 21 best countries in the world to live in if you're a woman, ranked in ascending order.</p> The 21 best countries in the world to live in if you're a woman

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