International Women's Day is celebrated, as is taught, because on that day, in 1911, 130 employees of a fabric factory in New York died charred. But the women's struggle had started a long time ago. This day was created in recognition of the struggle for equal rights between men and women. Worldwide, the day is marked by artistic movements, debates, conferences and even marches to discuss the role of women in society and its importance. Its origin is uncertain, but we have many events that marked that date. In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York, for the right to vote, better wages and balanced working hours. Not only in the USA did this happen. Here, in Brazil, in Australia, in Switzerland and in many places of the world there are women who fight every day for better conditions.
Women's Day should not be celebrated once a year, but every day. Women like our mothers are a symbol of strength and courage. When a woman dies due to intolerance, hatred, lack of empathy, when she is violated, when she is hurt by hostile words, each of us suffers as well. And for that special day, the “Top” of the week talks about 8 women who deserve to be highlighted.
1. Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai, became a symbol of the struggle for girls' education and rights. At the age of 17, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2012, he created the Malala Fund, an organization that claims the education and social inclusion of women. In 2013, he launched the biography I'm Malala, (published by Company of Letters). He currently lives in England and continues to inspire people everywhere, with the banner that “a child, a teacher, a pen and a book can change the world”.