On International Womens Day Sussex Bylines celebrates and pays tribute to the generations of women who have fought for political representation, who have challenged prejudice, who have refused to remain invisible, and who have been proud to hold the banner of women’s rights high. We have featured a few of those women in previous articles: however diverse their backgrounds and different their campaigns, they share the determination and courage of their forbears in the suffragette movement. Through their leadership, their refusal to be invisible, they provide inspiring role models for future generations of women following in their footsteps.
“We need women’s representation that reflects all women and girls in all their diversity and abilities, and across all cultural, social, economic and political situations. This is the only way we will get real societal change that incorporates women in decision-making as equals and benefits us all.”UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on International Womens Day 2021
“There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.” – Hannah Gadsby
“No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.” – Michelle Obama
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” – Maya Angelou
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” – Michelle Obama
“Let it be that human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights once and for all. Let us not forget that among those rights are the right to speak freely – and the right to be heard.” – Hillary Clinton
“One isn’t born courageous, one becomes it.” – Marjane Satrapi