HERE ARE 10 OTHER DATES TO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE COMING WOMEN’S DAY!

Yes, as women we all look forward to the 8th of March. We want to say it to the world and wish other women who do tremendous each day. But do we know that there are so many other things to pause and look for besides the International Women’s Day.

Let’s just pause for a while and thank all the voices that made sure that yours was heard!

  • November 10, 1236 – Razia Sultan

She became the first female ruler on the throne of Delhi.

razia sultan image

  • December 4, 1829 – Sati was banned

Now that’s very important, isn’t it?

sati abolished image

  • January 1, 1848 – Savitribai Phule

She started the first girl’s school in Pune.

savitribai phule

  • June 18, 1858 – Rani Lakshmibai

She died fighting the British troops in Gwalior, with her son on the back.

Rani Laxmibai

  • January 26, 1950 – Suffrage Rights

Universal suffrage rights were granted to all Indians above 21 years, which later became 18 years.

Suffrage Rights

  • January 19, 1966 – Indira Gandhi

She became the first Indian woman prime minister.

  • April 11, 1983 – Bhanu Athaiya

She became the first Indian woman to win an Academy Award.

Bhanu Athaiya

  • September 21, 1992 – Priya Jhingan

She became the first woman to join the Indian army.

Priya Jinghan

  • December 20, 2006 – The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act

The Act was passed.

  • Feb 1, 2016 – ‘Karta’ allotment

Delhi High Court recognised eldest female member of the family as a Karta to manage property rituals or other crucial family matters.

karta allottment

Empowerment

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