With a headline so unusual, it strikes a question in mind, what is it with history now! Well, this month is all about the historic movements led by women. The revolution brought by them across the world and to raise the toast to this spirit of the women, Women’s history month is celebrated which is observed during the month of March across different parts of the world.
The UN’s themes every year adds vigor to the observance of this historic event.
Here’s UN’s theme for the event, 2016
“Let us devote solid funding, courageous advocacy and unbending political will to achieving gender equality around the world. There is no greater investment in our common future.” — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Moving on to the historic movements, here is the list of it-
Pakistan’s daughter’s quest to bring girl’s freedom to education-A
Pakistani activist, who is also a noble laureate now, brought a wave of revolution of education to girls. MalalaYousafzai worked through all the thick and thin to bring this change.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony- Team of these two outrageous ladies led the ‘Women’s Suffrage’ movement. The movement that gave women the right to vote.
Indira Gandhi- The first lady prime minister of India. Indira Gandhi was the person, who changed the vision of this country. Indira for India, India for Indira is what, the history will speak for uncountable years.
Valentina Tereshkova– Valentina was the first woman to travel into space and the one who proved to the world that there’s nothing a woman cannot do. Orbiting for 71 hours in space, she returned safe to Earth and recorded of spending more time in space than all combined astronauts of U.S. till that date.
Deborah Samson Gannett- Even the military is not untouched of a lady’s courage. Deborah was the first American women soldier, who disguised herself as a man to serve the Continental Army.
While we speak of all these courageous ladies, we would also not miss mentioning those brave hearts who are an unquestionable part of all of our lives. They display their endeavor silently while shaping our future and raising us to lead a better tomorrow.
Author- Soumi Mukherjee