International Women’s Day 2015


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Cheers! Today is a special day for women everywhere. Since 1911, we’ve celebrated Women’s Day to acknowledge the progress that we’ve made and are continuing to make while calling for greater equality for women.

Today, we salute powerful women such as women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony whose hard work and dedication opened the door to voting rights for women under the 19th Amendment. Her work, along with many other female figures, has paved the way for women to have rights today.

We also celebrate women like political activist and author Angela Davis who was linked to the Black Panther Party in the 1960s. She was leader of the Communist Party and was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Her writing had a significant influence in the history of women’s rights.

Poet and activist Maya Angelou is a literary icon whose work has influenced many activists of her time during the Civil Rights Movement such as Martin Luther King and Malcolm X.

Alice Paul began the National Women’s Party and proposed the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the constitution.

Every year on March 8, we challenge and encourage women to remember how far we’ve come and to continue to push toward advancement and gender equality everywhere.

“I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anyone on earth. The sense of independence and security is so sweet.” –  Susan B. Anthony

 

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