Mariana Flores Melo: Origin of International Women’s Day

What is the origin of March 8? As we know, this day celebrates Women’s Day, when the defense of women’s rights is what counts and in which we must publicly claim those rights more forcefully than ever before. Women’s Day is celebrated since the beginning of the 20th century, but there is some controversy about the seed that originated it, controversial we will try to clarify in this article with…

Mariana Flores Melo: Women’s Strike for IWD

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In response to the current social, political, legal, moral and verbal violence experienced by current women in various countries, the International Women’s Strike was organized, held on 8 March, International Women’s Day , Through mobilizations and protests in several European and Latin American countries.   Big thanks to @OliveGroov for helping with the banner painting #WomensStrike #8M #Derry #solidarityisourweapon #mujeresenhuelga pic.twitter.com/nh5uZlzZft — Mel Bradley (@Meljbradley) 6 de marzo de 2017   The International Women’s Strike is a grassroots movement of women from more than 40…

Mariana Flores Melo: Do You Know When It’s Women’s History Month?

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Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8   Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed…

[Mariana Flores] Women’s History Month

The second entry of this article… Ella Baker and the SNCC | The African Americans As a grassroots organizer and founder of “SNCC”, Ella Baker fought to eradicate sexism and racism through peaceful protests. In this video, learn about Ella Baker and her contributions to civil rights for women. The Right to Health Care: Roots of the Pill As a nurse in New York, Margaret Sanger witnessed the unnecessary suffering…

[Mariana Flores] Women’s History Month

Mariana Flores - Women’s History Month

  Elizabeth Cady Stanton: The Right to Vote Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a founding member of the Women’s Movement and fought for the equal treatment of women. At the first Women’s convention, she drafted the “Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, and Resolutions” where she proclaimed “that all men and women are created equal”. In 1869, along with Stanton, Susan B. Anthony founded the National Woman Suffrage Association. This American Icons video …

[Mariana Flores] How Lived Women in Rome

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As her nephew attempted to stab Commodus, he shouted, “Here is the dagger the senate sends you!” This was ample warning to Commodus’ guards. Commodus had them executed in 182 AD. A character based on Lucilla appears in the movie Gladiator. Aurelia Cotta, who lived from 120 to 54 BC, was the mother of Julius Caesar. She was the one in charge of raising Caesar along with his two sisters…

[Mariana Flores] Marie Curie, a great scientist

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Not only was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, she is the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, Also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris. Born in Warsaw, Poland…

[Mariana Flores] Putin decriminalized domestic violence

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This could be part of a rising conservative tide in the world, seeking to roll back the clock on women’s rights. Many Russian women were not surprised by the new law. “I don`t think this new law will make the situation dramatically worse in Russia – the situation of victims is so bad already, this would be difficult.” Said Psychotherapist Natalia Tumashkova. 40% of violent crime in Russia already happens…