Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day!Happy 8th March!(13 women Featured in Today's Google Doodle)

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Honoring International Women's Day!Happy 8th March!
Hello Ladies around the World, Happy 8th March, May you be Blessed Always.
This day is International Women's Day , originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.
It commemorates the struggle for women's rights.

Brief History:


 The earliest Women's Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America. On March 8, 1917, in the capital of Russian Empire, Petrograd, a demonstration of women textile workers began, covering the whole city. This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution.

Seven days later, the Emperor of Russia Nicholas II abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. March 8 was declared a national holiday in the Soviet Russia in 1917. The day was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

 Customs on This Day:

On this day it is customary for men to give the women in their lives friends, mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues, ..flowers and small gifts.
In some countries (such as Bulgaria and Romania) it is also observed as an equivalent of Mother's Day, where children also give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

 Campaign for International Women's Day 2017 hashtag #BeBoldForChange


The 13 women featured in Google Doodle to celebrate 8th March:

Ida Wells

An African-American journalist and activist born in Mississippi in 1862, she wrote prolifically on the fight for women’s suffrage as well as the struggle for civil rights. She documented the practice of lynching black people in the southern states showing how it was often used as means of controlling or punishing black people who competed with whites rather than as a means of “justice” for crimes.

Lotifa El Nadi

Egypt’s first female pilot born in 1907 in Cairo. Although her father saw no need for her to pursue secondary education, expecting her to marry and have a family, she rebelled and worked as a secretary and telephone operator at a flying school in exchange for lessons as she had no other means to pay for the training.  Her achievements made headlines around the world when she flew over the pyramids and competed in international flying races.

Frida Kahlo

A Mexican painter and activist born in Mexico City in 1907, her work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions and by feminists for its honest depiction of female experience.

Lina Bo Bardi

A Brazilian architect, born in Italy in 1914, she devoted her life to the promotion of the social and cultural potential of architecture and design. She is also celebrated for her furniture and jewellery designs.

Olga Skorokhodova

A Soviet scientist born into a poor Ukranian peasant family in 1911, she lost her vision and hearing at the age of five. Overcoming these difficulties in a remarkable way, she became a researcher in the field of communication and created a number of scientific works concerning the development of education of deaf-blind children. She was also a teacher, therapist and writer.

Miriam Makeba

A South African singer and civil rights activist born in Johannesburg in 1932, she was forced to work as a child following her father’s death.

Sally Ride

An American astronaut and physicist, she was born in Los Angeles in 1951 and joined NASA in 1978 after gaining her PhD.

Halet Cambel

A Turkish archaeologist born in 1916, she became the first Muslim women to compete in the Olympics in the 1936 Berlin games as a fencer.

 Ada Lovelace

An English mathematician and writer born in 1815, she became the world’s first computer programmer. 

Rukmini Devi

An Indian dancer and choreographer credited with reviving Indian classical dance, she was born in 1904 and presented her form of dance on stage even though it was considered “low” and “vulgar” in the 1920s.
Cecilia Grierson

An Argentine physician, reformer born in Buenes Aires in 1859, she became the first woman in Argentina to receive a medical degree having previously worked as a teacher.
Lee Tai-young

Korea’s first female lawyer and judge born in 1914 in what is now North Korea, she was also an activist who founded the country’s first legal aid centre and fought for women’s rights throughout her career.
Suzanne Lenglen

A French tennis champion born in 1899, she popularised the sport winning 31 championships and dominating the women’s sport for over a decade.

Women has been making history ever since and women's power spins World Around :) 
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