10 major events for your feminist agenda 2015

Bicentenary of Ada Lovelace and Elisabeth Cady Stanton, The 200th birthday of Ada Lovelace, considered the first computer programmer, is one of the great anniversaries of 2015. It has already become a benchmark for many professionals traditionally male sectors engineering or where women have made history without the deserved recognition, such as mathematics. And one of the great American feminists First Wave, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, bicentennial will also be on 12 November. It is one of the great mothers of the rights of women and writer, with Lucretia Mott, the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions of Seneca Falls.

100 years after the first woman taxi driver in New York Small gestures of many pioneers have been essential for women throughout history. And indeed, in 2015 we remember that 100 years ago, for the first time, a woman could drive a taxi in New York. His name was Wilma Russey and made his first career precisely on January 1, New Year’s Day.

30 years of the death of more than 600 textile workers in New Mexico; A tragedy like the death on September 19, 1985, more than 600 workers in the textile industry after an earthquake in Mexico City was the germ of the recent struggle for labor rights of women in the country. TELMEX telephone operators and seamstresses of a building of San Antonio Abad working in undignified conditions, as relates CIMA News, and since then the Union was established on September 19, the first led by women and still active.

Both sectors are still troubled by poor conditions, 30 years after the terrible accident.

20 years after the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing; The Fourth Conference on Women organized by the United Nations took place in Beijing, China, in 1995, just 20 years after the first, 40 years ago in Mexico City. 6000 and 4000 participated representatives of governmental organizations, and 30,000 members of NGOs discussed in a parallel forum in Huairou.

189 countries signed the Declaration and Platform for Action in which they pledged to end violence against women (which was defined in this congress) or ensure the health of women and girls around the world, among others. Far from effective enforcement, it is an excellent roadmap to work for the rights of women, and this year will be reviewed and strengthened (as UN Women) in a discussion in which an active part many feminist organizations.

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200 years after the publication of ‘Emma’ by Jane Austen’s romantic comedy ‘Emma’ it is one of the most famous works of Jane Austen. A jewel of the novel that uses love to make fun of the danger of romantic love and criticize, with fine irony that characterizes the author, the class society of his time.

Austen is a milestone in the history of literature, one of the few that has made it into the canon of the best novelists who still dominate males. Emma addition, the protagonist, is a very interesting character feminism as compared to other austenianas heroines, she does not seek economic security or feel romantic interest to men.

And any event around the author of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is full of activities, tributes from fans and opportunities to see the adaptations the film and television has made this work, first published in London in 1815 .

Toni Morrison published a new book

the film ‘Suffragette’ premiere; Will the British suffragette good film that deserves? A good cast headed by Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep (as Emily Pankhurst, in a supporting role) and a production in real scenarios raises expectations about this film, which has led Sarah Gavron and has written Abi Morgan, screenwriter of ‘The iron lady’ (biopic of Margaret Thatcher). The premiere is scheduled for September 11, 2015, according to the website IMDB.

60 years of women’s suffrage met in Peru, Honduras and Nicaragua; This year, on January 25 will be a Day special Honduran woman, and commemorated the 60th anniversary of the achievement of women’s suffrage in the Central American country. Also in Nicaragua, a law that allowed women’s participation in the elections was approved in 1955.

And in Peru this year began a process that definitely not culminate until 1979, with the approval of a rule that limited suffrage to citizens who could read and write at a stage where women still had difficulty accessing education.

30 years of the formation of the Guerrilla Girls

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