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Sometimes it's hard to be a woman...it's a man's world, but it ain't nothing without a woman and a girl.

Today is International Women's Day and is represented with three colours according to their website.

"Purple signifies justice and dignity, green symbolises hope and white represents purity albeit a controversial concept."

International Women's Day 2022 (55291707)
International Women's Day 2022 (55291707)

Of course we don't just want to celebrate women for one day of the year but today we can go over board, because if not now, when?

Here are some inspiring facts celebrating women across history where women have paved the way to allow women today to be free to make choices in their lives.

International Women's Day 2022 (55292385)
International Women's Day 2022 (55292385)

Emmeline Pankhurst is one of the most famous suffragettes, in the early 20th century she fought for the right for women to vote in public elections.

She employed militant tactics in the struggle for equality using methods such as marches, heckling and civil disobedience.

Fast track to today and it is important to highlight West Norfolk councillor Jo Rust's peaceful protests and marches regarding the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and awareness of the rights of women since the murder of Sarah Everard.

NHS Compaingers at King's Lynn Town High Street speaking of concerns regarding the NHS and their own QEH Hospital. Pictured in front Jo Rust with Campainers.. (55132663)
NHS Compaingers at King's Lynn Town High Street speaking of concerns regarding the NHS and their own QEH Hospital. Pictured in front Jo Rust with Campainers.. (55132663)

Clara Dow was born in Lynn in 1883 and she was an operatic soprano and actress in the early 20th century making her stage debut in Hunstanton.

Fast forward to now and Olivia Coleman who was born in Norfolk herself, and is at the forefront of the acting elite in the UK and an ambassador for UNICEF.

Kathleen Florence Lynn has been chosen because of her surname being the closest link to a West Norfolk connection.

Caroline Shaw CBE, chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (53710399)
Caroline Shaw CBE, chief executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (53710399)

She was a politician, activist and medical doctor born in 1874 and became the first female doctor at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear hospital in Ireland.

Fast forward to now and you may be interested to read the column written by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's chief executive officer Caroline Shaw CBE in the Ward Round.



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