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This Online International Women’s Day Exhibition Will Honour Pioneers

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman

This Online International Women’s Day Exhibition Will Honour Pioneers

Learn something new this International Women’s Day.

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and whilst this year there will be no marches or large gatherings, there are ways to learn about the women who made Sweden what it is today. 2021 marks the 100th year since women gained the right to vote in Sweden. A year later 5 women took their seats in the Riksdag, and now nearly half of the Riksdag is comprised of women. This amazing exhibition will take a look at the lives of 5 inspirational Swedish women, amongst whom are:

Karolina Widerström

Credit: @Helsinborg City Lexicon

Karolina was born in 1856 and she was Sweden’s first female doctor.

Margit Nordin

Credit: lotten.se

Margit Nordin was a pioneer – the first woman to ever participate in the Vasaloppet in 1923. Until 1981 women were not allowed to participate.

Betty Petersson

Credit: Wikipedia

In 1872 Betty became the first Swedish woman to attend a Swedish university.

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How to participate

The event will be taking place at Arena Satelliten on March 8 but the event will also be live-streamed on this Facebook account. The times for each exhibition have not been announced yet but we’re sure it will be available to view at any point on International Women’s Day. If you’d like to know more about the event, you can always take a look at this fascinating leaflet online (Swedish language).

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