International Working Women's Day
And Some of the Women Behind This Day
International Working women's day grew out of the efforts in the 1900s to achieve gender equality and promote women's rights, especially the right to vote. in 1909 there was the first international working women's day
It was we, the people; not we, the white male citizens; nor yet we, the male citizens; but we, the whole people, who formed the Union. ... Men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less” ―Susan B. Anthony
Lucy Stone was a leader in the Woman Suffrage Association during the movement that occurred after the Civil War. This organization was different from the National Woman Suffrage Association. Lucy Stone was a feminist and abolitionist and was the very first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree.
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British Political Activist and abolitionist. She organized the UK suffragette movement and was pivotal in helping women earn the right to vote. She founded the Women's Social and Political Union, an organization dedicated to "deeds, not words". They held multiple hunger strikes which often led to jail sentences but she never gave up.
Susan B Anthony
Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist. At the age of 17 she began her work by collecting anti-slavery petitions and later on she played a major role in the women's suffrage movement and helped in the fight for gender equality. She was the New York agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society and founded the National American Woman Suffrage Association