Milestones in Women’s Rights: Pioneers Who Changed the World
Women's history is filled with hurdles to achieve recognition and equal rights. Human rights are the essential rights and opportunities that every person ought to be ensured. These rights apply to everyone equitably, except women are kept from appropriating their privileges in view of custom, bias, social, and financial interests. We haven’t escaped that battle yet but it is important to stop, take a breath, and realize just how far we’ve come. These achievements, that once were deemed impossible for a female to accomplish, ignite us with hope. A glance back at history shows that ladies have made extraordinary headway in the battle for fairness and equality.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott gathered a couple hundred individuals at their country's first women’s rights convention in New York, 1848.The Seneca Falls convention was promoted as 'a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman'. This convention is considered to mark the official beginning of the women's rights movement.
In 1893, New Zealand became the first country to allow women to vote in parliamentary elections. Right to vote for women has been a struggle that has spanned out for decades. In 2015, Saudi Arabia became the most recent country to award women the right to vote and to run for the office.
Marie Curie became the first lady to win a Nobel Prize, getting the honor in Physics with her better half, Pierre Curie, and Henri Becquerel. In 1911, she was the sole champion of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. She is also the only woman to be honored twice. 53 women have been awarded the prize from 1901 to 2019.
On March 19, 1911, the first International Woman's Day was held, drawing more than 1 million individuals to energize across Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland for ladies' testimonials and work rights. In its initial years, this day turned into a component to fight World War I. Most strikingly, in Russia, an enormous women-driven exhibit broke out requesting 'bread and harmony!'. Presently a Russian national occasion, this day is the incident that a few historians suspect to have touched off the Russian Revolution.
Sirimavo Bandaranaike was chosen as the world's first female Prime Minister on 21 July 1960. In 1971, She addressed the 26th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, calling for universal help for her proposition on the foundation of a Peace Zone in the Indian Ocean. She was overthrown in 1965, but was re-elected to the office two more times. She also created a political dynasty.
Boarding the spacecraft 'Vostok 6' and orbiting earth 48 times in 71 hours, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space. She is additionally the first and only woman to attempt an independent space mission.
Katharine Meyer Graham, an American publisher, was the first-ever female CEO of a Fortune 500 association, the Washington Post Company. She drove her family's paper, The Washington Post, from 1963 to 1991. Graham managed the paper as it wrote about the Watergate outrage, which in the long run prompted the abdication of President Richard Nixon.
Junko Tabei was a Japanese mountaineer who became the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, In 1975. She was additionally the primary woman to ascend all the Seven Summits by climbing the highest peak on every continent.
Benazir Bhutto, a Pakistani politician, was confirmed as prime minister of Pakistan, and she became the first female leader of a Muslim nation in present-day history. She served two terms, from 1988 to 1990 and again from 1993 to 1996.
Carol Ann Duffy, who engages with topics like gender and oppression, became the first woman to be delegated Artist Laureate of Great Britain. Kathryn Bigelow was awarded the Academy Award for directing the movie The Hurt Locker (2008), becoming the first female director to have won. She is the fourth female to procure a nomination in the 82 long year history of the Oscars.