This March 8, International Women’s Day is commemorated, where we continue to assert our rights, as every day of the year.
On this day it is important to remember the women who have fought to achieve gender equality and have inspired us, making history.
They have managed to make a difference in a world marked by machismo, and they have raised their voices.
Women who have inspired the fight for gender equality and made history
Malala, at only 23 years old, has made a difference, as she is a civil rights activist.
At 17 he won the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest person to win the award.
Malala is a fighter for women’s rights, especially in the Swat River Valley in Northwest Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where the Taliban regime has banned girls from school.
In 2009 when she was 11 years old, Malala wrote a blog for the BBC where she recounted her life under the occupation of the Taliban and their ideals of taking control of the valley.
And in 2012, she was shot three times while riding her school bus, a man got on, asked for her, and opened fire.
A bullet struck him in the left side of his forehead, piercing his skin across the length of his face, and through his shoulder.
Despite this attack, Malala survived, moved on, and is an inspiration.
Frida Kahlo is one of the most influential and inspiring Mexican women, who managed to transcend with her works of art.
She suffered a spectacular accident in her youth that kept her in bed for a long time, for which she underwent more than 30 operations.
This did not stop her, as she began to paint, projecting her difficulty in surviving on each work of art.
Frida was the author of 150 works, most of them self-portraits, and she was the first Mexican to have a painting in the Louvre Museum with her painting Self-Portrait-The Frame, which is currently in the Center Pompidou.
Emma Watson is not only an excellent actress, she is also an activist, and has become one of the greatest fighters for women’s rights.
From being paid less than her peers for the same job, to being called “bossy” for directing some plays at her school, these were some of the events that she experienced and prompted her to fight for gender equality.
“There is not much talk about men being imprisoned in gender stereotypes. But I can see that they are too. And when things are released, things will change for women too. If men did not have to be aggressive to be accepted, women would not have to be submissive, “he once said in his speech at the United Nations.
Marie Curie was a Polish scientist who paved the way for gender equality by succeeding and making history in the field of radioactivity.
He also discovered Polonium and Radium as chemical elements, and was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes in different categories, Physics and Chemistry.
Another achievement in her history is that she became the first woman to be a professor at the University of Paris.
Marie Curie was a woman who fought for what she wanted and never gave up despite being hungry and cold, and even risking her health.
She died in 1995, and was buried with honors in the Pantheon in Paris, for her great merits, she is undoubtedly an inspiration.
These are just some of the women who have made history, but there are many more like Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Benazir Bhutto, Kathryn Bigelow, or Virginia Woolf.