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DoucheFLUX Magazine No 29 – Spring 2019
Here we are again, the beautiful month of March! To me, March is the most special month because it brings us spring and pays homage to women by giving them their own international day.
In this issue you’ll find the inspiring story of feminine activism, brought to us by Malika Aziz.
Here are some interesting figures:
32,000: The number of signatures on a ‘huge’, 270-metre long petition for women’s right to vote, presented to the New Zealand Parliament in 1893.
More than 500: The number of languages and dialects into which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) has been translated. This Declaration establishes, for the first time in the history of humanity, the essential rights and fundamental freedoms that all human beings (both men and women) must be able to enjoy.
25,000: The number of women – one-tenth of the national population – who gathered in the Icelandic capital Reykjavik in 1975 to demonstrate against economic inequality. The ‘Women’s Day’ paralysed virtually all urban services, schools and businesses.
16: Out of 193 countries, 16 are headed by women, according to 2017 UN report.
14%: The proportion of executive positions held by women.
3.5 to 5.5 million: The estimated number of people in the world who took part in the ‘Women’s March’ on January 21, 2017, in support of women’s struggle for their rights. This is one of many popular uprisings that have marked the decade, including those in India following the group rape of a female student; those throughout Latin America, after a succession of murders of women and girls; and those in Nigeria, following the kidnapping of nearly 280 schoolgirls.
And here are just a few of the hashtags that serve as an unmistakable reminder that women and girls everywhere aspire to a life without violence and a world of gender equality: #SendAnlat – #BringBackOurGirls – #YesAllWomen – #EverydaySexism – #WomenShould – #HeForShe – #NiUnaMenos – #MeToo – #YoTambien – #QuellaVoltaChe – #BalanceTonPorc – #AnaKaman – #TimesUp – #FeministFriday.
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