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Justice and Dignity 

It is interesting to see how the themes for International Women’s Day have evolved since 1911. Dignity in the nineteenth century had a much different connotation, associated more with conduct that was becoming of a woman; itself a controversial perspective.  Today, so many IWD projects show how far the concept of ‘dignity’ has evolved, such that the absence of many articles that fit this theme is itself worthy of further study. Indeed, many of the entries addressing the theme of ‘dignity’ do so in conjunction with Social and Community commentary. Justice is a more distinct concept, addressed by three separate women contributors between 1888 and 1890 they deserve further close examination.

Justice & Dignity Gallery 

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