Although IWD is celebrated on March 8th, there are so many women whose work has improved numerous lives throughout the world, some of who are our very own, within the IAM. Throughout the month of March we will feature women from different parts of the world and historical eras to remind us that the women’s movement indeed has deep and long roots. Follow us as we learn together about women who have left a mark on history and society.
IWD 2021 – Mary Brooksbank – Scotland
Scottish mill worker and socialist Mary Brooksbank founded the Working Women Guild to fight for better health and social services, and was active in organizing women workers on the railways. She was imprisoned three times in her life for her activities, which she continued until her death aged 82. (Working Class History) (Photo: City Life Dundee)
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