Landmarks in the Global Movement for Women’s Rights: A Timeline

On January 21, 2017, the Women’s March 카지노사이트 on Washington, DC, drew a record-breaking public display of support for women’s rights and civil rights in a mass demonstration, estimated to be the largest one-day protest in U.S. history. With over 600 sister marches held in every major city and dozens of small towns across the United States—as well as at sites on every continent around the world—crowd assessments from police forces and organizers tallied up millions of participants globally. Participants from Boise to Nashville—and from Kolkata to Santiago—flooded the streets and airwaves, with an unprecedented 11.5 million tweets around the world to date using the hashtag #womensmarch.

The Women’s March joins other landmark historical events in the global movement for gender equality. And although the scale of the march signifies that the rights of women and girls have risen on the world stage, the persistent inequalities highlighted by marchers underscore the significant unfinished business that remains.

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Here is a list of significant events in the global movement for women’s rights:

The English writer and philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft penned a widely-distributed treatise entitled A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but rather lack education. The essay suggests that women should have equal access to co-educational schooling and that women’s participation in society is essential to any nation’s wellbeing.

A group of abolitionist activists,바카라사이트 led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, gathered in Seneca Falls, New York, to press for women’s rights. “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” proclaimed the Declaration of Sentiments the delegates produced, “that all men and women are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

After the attendees of a 1910 meeting in Copenhagen proposed that one day each year be set aside to honor the women’s rights movement and build support for universal suffrage, International Women’s Day was marked for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland in March of 1911. More than one million women and men attended rallies in support of women’s right to vote, hold public office, access vocational training, and enter the labor force and participate without discrimination.

In the spring of 1915, over one thousand women delegates from the U.S. and eleven European nations gathered in The Hague for the first International Congress of Women, which would later become known as the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.

In 1948, the newly-formed 온라인카지 United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international document to assert “the dignity and worth of the human person and [the] equal rights of men and women.” Only decades later, at the 1995 Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, would women’s rights become widely recognized as fundamental human rights.

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