Updated: Mar 9
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. It has occurred for well over a century, with the first gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. You can read more about the history here.
When we think about women and equality, Emeline Pankhurst is one of the first names that comes to mind in British political history. She founded The Women's Franchise League in 1894 as well as the Women's Social and Political Union with her daughter, Christabel in 1903. She toured the US, Canada and Russia to encourage industrial mobilisation of women and deliver lectures on women's suffrage. Her work secured married women's right to vote (at a local level) and shortly after her death in 1928 when The Representation of The People Act was passed, enabling voting equality for both men and women. Between these years she and her daughter were jailed several times for their life's work, being dedicated (at force) to women's equality. Christabel Pankhurst directed a campaign that included hunger strikes, open air rallies and direct physical action. During World War I she declared a suffrage truce and helped to lead the war effort in England. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed the National Woman Suffrage Association in the US with Lucrietta Mott. The primary goal of the organisation was to achieve voting rights for women by means of a Congressional amendment to the Constitution. It was August 1920 American women won the right to vote but it was to take another 40 years to allow women of colour the same rights. Whilst politics was (and can still be) very much seen as the forefront of responsibility when it comes to a country's operations and decisions, there's a much wider audience to capture the attention of when it comes to making change in today's world. When reaching out to multiple generations and getting a fair view of what we hope for future decisions for the country, economy and well being - once considered by vote - perhaps, one of the first places to start captivating and targeting messages and getting feedback is within the arts, technology, creative industries and music; where these messages, experiences and intentions can be created, consumed, understood and implemented with global impact. We discussed more about this in last week's blog.
. This year we celebrate the progression of women's opportunities and rights, particularly focusing on music. We have a showcase of talented ladies from morning until midnight tomorrow, Tuesday 8th March, presenting to you their passion, wrapped up with flavour and intention to soundtrack your day. Whether you're male, female or non-binary you will be able to appreciate the effort and direction in which this day delivers.
On Tuesday 8th March's schedule we had DJ's from London, Dubai, Paris, Ireland, Pakistan and South Africa.
In the image above clockwise from top left we had:
Rhian Warburton (logo design)
Track of the Week, also by EiA (middle of the picture collage) who we will introduce further within our weekly shows and she will also be joining us in the studio live on March 27th for our new feature show 'Sunday Sessions'. To stay in the loop, be sure to follow us on all social platforms, subscribe on our homepage and share this and future events with amigos around the world.