• Ja'Niyah Jackson

History of Women's Day 2022

What is Women's Day? International Women's Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, culture, economic or political. The first National Woman's Day was observed in the United States on February 28 1909. Women's Day is now celebrated on March 8th.


International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. Women in different parts of the world use this day to come together to celebrate one another and for equal treatment and representation. Women's Day is held annually to commemorate the culture, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. It also aims to highlights issues of gender inequality and is a great opportunity to raise money for charities that support women.




 

Women Who Changed History


"Truth is powerful and it prevails"

Sojourner Truth is one the most inspirational black women in America's history and her words belong to one of the most famous speeches by an woman. An African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist, Truth delivered a now famous speech at the Ohio Women's Right's Convention in Akron, 1851.


Truth was separated from her family at age of nine and was subsequently sold for auction as a slave along with a flock of sheep for $100. In 1829, Truth escaped to freedom with her infant daughter Sophia, but her other two children had to be left behind.


Truth began to advocate for the rights of women and African Americans in the late 1840's and was known for giving passionate speeches about women's rights, prison reform and universal suffrage. Truth, who died in Michigan 1883, is known as one of the foremost leaders of the abolition movement and one of the earliest advocates for women's rights.



 


"I tell my story not because it is unique, but because it is the story of many girls."

Malala Yousafzai was born in Pakistan on July 12, 1997. Malala Yousafzai displays her medal and diploma during the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony in 2014.


Yousafzai father was a teacher and ran an all-girls school in her village, however when the Taliban took over her town they enforced a ban on all girls going to school.


In 2012, at the age of 15, Malala publicly spoke out on women's rights to education and as a result, a gunman boarder her school bus and shot the young activist in the head. Malala survived the shooting.


Yousafzai moved to the UK where she has become a fierce presence on the world stage and become the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, at 17 years old. Malala is currently studying Philosophy. Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.