Today, March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness about discrimination.
Take action to drive gender parity.
Since the early 1900s, International Women’s Day has been a beacon for women’s rights and equality. It’s a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made and the challenges still facing women around the world.
To honor this special day, we’re highlighting some of the incredible women throughout history who have broken barriers, challenged norms, and fought for a more just world. Join us in celebrating these trailblazers and in choosing to challenge for a better tomorrow.
Don’t miss the new Chronicle Sunday Morning History Quiz starting this week.
DISCOVER ON CHRONICLE
Australian women were among the first to be granted the vote and Vida the first anywhere to stand for election in a national parliament.
The first “First Lady” to give substance and meaning to the role, outspoken and compassionate above all in her advocacy of civil rights.
She is credited with popularising, if not coining, the term “birth control” and her lifelong advocacy profoundly changed women’s lives.
A woman whose gender and early death from cancer denied her the recognition she deserves for her work on understanding DNA.
A daring suffragist, took to the skies in a balloon spurring a ‘#MeToo’ moment in British history.
There is more to her story than her mysterious disappearance in 1937–she was a true pioneer.
A leader for “full and equal partnership with men” her book “The Feminine Mystique” said women asked the silent question “is this all?”
The first government leader to give birth in office: popular, unpopular, reformer, corrupt, divisive in life she remains so in death.
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