Foroyar stamp on women\’s Day

\"\"The Post of Faroe Islands has issued a stamp celebrating the centenary of the International Women\’s Day.The picture on the stamp depicts the most influential persons in the women\’s rights movements – Emmeline Pankhurst and Clara Zetkin.Emmeline Pankhurst is known for her militant methods of struggle, such as interrupting political rallies, smashing windows or hunger strike. She is shown while her arrest at a demonstration at Buckhingham Palace in 1914.

Clara Zetkin, active on the feminist front, became head of the Social Democratic Party\’s women\’s office. In 1910 she was elected as chairperson of the International Socialist Women\’s Association, and it was in this capacity that she, at a woman\’s Congress in Copenhagen the same year, called for the introduction of the International Women\’s Day.

 

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