Monday, March 7, 2011

Women Breaking Down Barriers

Women farming during World War I

Women tractor farmers were featured in the June 22, 1918 issue of Country Gentleman magazine

Land Girls at Eaglescairnie Farm, WW2

Land Girls The Women's Land Army was formed in June 1939, to help combat the agricultural labour shortage, caused by men enlisting at the outbreak World War II. Between eighty and ninety thousand women worked on farms up and down the country, many carrying out tasks they were unused to or untrained for. These women helped to ensure that vital domestic food supplies were available throughout the war years

The Suffragettes


Emmeline Pankhurst, leading suffragette who was sent to jail several times for violent protest to raise support for women's vote.

Women in Boat Race

Women power

Rural women take part in a traditional boat race challenging male members of the village in West Bengal, India.

Women in Côte d'Ivoire Celebrate International Women's Day
Women from all over Côte d'Ivoire gather to celebrate International Women's Day at the Palais de la Culture in Abidjan. 8/Mar/2005. Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. UN Photo/Ky Chung


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