International Women’s Day is here, and chances are, we will be bombarded with enticing marketing offers and discount coupons for self-care from every corner- only to fade off within a week.

However, the fact that we have a dedicated International Women’s Day celebrated today is because some people have fought for the cause in anything but a fleeting manner. The tenacity and foresight of several people(women, mostly) is the cause for the wide footprint women have across all genres today.

Talks That Inspire For Action on this International Women’s Day

Chetna Gala Singh takes us through her own tentative entry into the world of a small rural group of women, whose courage and surefootedness transformed an entire community.

 

Aditi Prasad shares her story about how she founded “Indian Girls Code”, an initiative that helps orphaned girls get cracking on code!

 

 

Leila Seth, the first woman to be appointed to the Delhi High Court as a judge, on why she . led a campaign to grant women inheritance rights to ancestral property, a crucial step towards the financial independence of women.

One of the most popular talks by Ann Marie-Slaughter on the eternal, evergreen debate, “Can women really have it all?”

 

Michelle Mehrtens on how the fight for the right to vote for women was mired in controversy and took meticulous planning for months! An absurd idea now, but women didn’t have a say in the vote bank, not very long ago!

 

How one woman fought against false propaganda fueled by the internet

Katharine Wilkinson on how empowering women can be our answer to global warming.

Author Soraya Chemaly on channeling women’s rage, which is typically discouraged as unfeminine- and turning it into a potential catalyst for change.

Musimbi Kanyoro, CEO of the Global Fund For Women on why. investing in women and girls can be the simplest way to fight some of the largest problems facing the world today!

 

Also Read: Warrior Women by Tulika: Where Art, History and Rebel Girls Come Together

On Women’s Rights And Laws Across The World

We thought this is a great time to remind women of their rights, even though we think there really is never a bad time for that. This video by the United Nations has some mind-boggling statistics. Take a look.

Here’s a little compilation of some ridiculously sexist laws around the world. A reminder that the fight for gender equality is far from over.

 

On this International Women’s Day, we hope this curated list helps you not just look back and reflect on how far we have come, but also serve as a reminder that we have a long way to go!

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Preeti Konaje

Preeti is an inquirer at heart, constantly seeking to question and challenge the status quo. She holds an M.A.Ed with expertise in pedagogy and instructional design. In the recent past, she has designed and facilitated teacher workshops on engaging pedagogical methods. She is particularly interested in issues related to gender biases in education.

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