#IWD2018 – Some history of International Women’s Day
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
March 7, 2018
International Women’s Day has taken place for well over a century. Long before that, however, history notes that Hypatia of Alexandria, a philosopher, mathematician and astronomer of Roman Egypt was martyred in March 415, supposedly on the 8th, precisely because of her political influence as a defender of the sciences, of empiricism above dogmatism, and the space of women in various intellectual circles of her time.