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International Womens day. Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement. A Vindication of the Rights of Women . . Jane Austen. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


International Womens day

Connecting Girls, Inspiring FuturesInternational Womens day

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the most significant book in the early feminist movement. A Vindication of the Rights of Women . Mary Wollstonecraftaid down a clear moral and practical basis for extending human and political rights to women. - A true pioneer in the struggle for female suffrage

2One of the most popular female authors Jane Austen wrote several novels, which remain highly popular today. These include Pride and Prejudice Emma and Northanger Abbey.

Jane AustenJane Austen wrote at a time when female writers were very rare, helping pave the way for future writers. View: Biography - Jane Austen

3A British suffragette, Emily Pankhurst dedicated her life to the promotion of womens rights. After she died a law giving all women over 21 the right to vote.

Emily PankhurstShe explored all avenues of protest including violence, public demonstrations and hunger strikes. 4Marie Curie was the first women to receive the Nobel Prize and the first person to win it for 2 separate categories.

Marie CurieHer first award was for research into radioactivity (Physics 1903). Her second Nobel prize was for Chemistry in 1911. She also helped develop the first X ray machines. 5At the age of 19 months Helen became deaf and blind. Overcoming the frustration of losing both sight and hearing she campaigned tirelessly on behalf of deaf and blind people

Helen KellerWife and political aide of American president F.D.Roosevelt. In her own right Eleanor made a significant contribution to the field of human rights,

Eleanor Roosevelta topic she campaigned upon throughout her life. As head of UN human rights commission she helped to draft the 1948 UN declaration of human rights. View: Eleanor Roosevelt

7Dorothy Hodgkin 1910-1994Awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry Dorothy Hodgkin work on critical discoveries of the structure of both penicillin and later insulin.

Dorothy HodgkinThese discoveries led to significant improvements in health care. An outstanding chemist Dorothy also devoted a large section of her life to the peace movement and promoting nuclear disarmament.

8Rosa Parks refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man indirectly led to some of the most significant civil rights legislation of American history.

Rosa ParksShe sought to play down her role in the civil rights struggle but for her peaceful and dignified campaigning she became one of the most well respected figures in the civil rights movements. View: Biography Rosa Parks

9First female prime minister of India.

Indira GandhiThe first female Prime minister of Great Britain, Mrs Thatcher defined a decade.

Margaret ThatcherIn particular she is remembered for her emphasis on individual responsibility and belief in free markets.

11Marilyn rose from childhood poverty to become one of the most iconic film legends.

Marilyn MonroeDespite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne FrankAnne Frank 1929-1945Anne Franks diary is one of the most widely read books in the world. It reveals the thoughts of a young, yet surprisingly mature 13-year-old girl, confined to a secret hiding place. 13Billie Jean King was one of the greatest female tennis champions who battled for equal pay for women.

Billie Jean KingShe won 67 professional titles including 20 titles at Wimbledon.

14Benazir Bhutto was the first female prime minister of a Muslim country. She helped to move Pakistan from a dictatorship to democracy in 1977.

Benazir Bhutto-Influential talk show host, Oprah Winfrey was the first women to own her own talk show host.

Oprah WinfreyPrincess Diana combined the appeal of a Royal princess with her humanitarian charity work.

Diana- Princess of WalesInspirational Quotes"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." ~ Margaret Thatcher

"Men who treat women as helpless and charming playthings deserve women who treat men as delightful and generous bank accounts." ~ Author Unknown

"There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." Susan B. Anthony


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