Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ABC Letter I for International Women's day.

International Women's Day (IWD) is March 8 and the 2017 campaign theme is Be Bold For Change.

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I celebrate with the women who come to my English Class.

I am very proud of Kate Sheppard. Her image appears on our ten dollar note. She is mainly responsible for New Zealand to be the first country to give women the vote in modern times.

Katherine Wilson Sheppard (10 March 1847 – 13 July 1934) was the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, and is the country's most famous suffragette. Because New Zealand was the first country to introduce universal suffrage, Sheppard's work had a considerable impact on women's suffrage movements in other countries. During one of the protest movement, she led a whole group of ladies to lie down on the road and the police couldn't do anything.


MelodyK said...

very important to pay intention to

Have a nice ABC-day / -week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

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Joy said...

Be bold for change is what those early pioneers for women's rights certainly were.

Trubes said...

We have our very own Sufferagette in Liverpool
her name is Eleanor Rathbone, She worked tirelessly
for womens rights and was instrumental in
introducing Family Allowance which was a weekly
sum of money in an allowance book, to be cashed
at the local Post Office and awarded to
the mother of the children in each family.
this was the first step in giving mothers
some financial independence from their husband.
Did anyone in the NZ womens' movement introduce
Family Allowance or similar, I'd be interested
to know.
Best wishes,
ABCW team.