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Julie-Victoire Daubié 194th birthday: Feminist in a true sense

Julie-Victoire Daubié was born in 1824, broke the stereotypes of her time and became a journalist, becoming first women in her country to obtain bachelor's degree.


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Updated: 26-03-2018 20:56 IST
Julie-Victoire Daubié 194th birthday: Feminist in a true sense

Julie-Victoire Daubié remained a true feminist for the rest of her life and fought for Women’s rights. (Image Credit: Youtube)

Today marked the 194th birthday of Julie-Victoire Daubie, the first woman in France to obtain a bachelor's degree. She lives in the hearts of modern world feminists, inspiring them to go for what they want.

Julie-Victoire Daubié was born in 1824, broke the stereotypes of her time and became a journalist. She studied Latin, Greek, History, Geography and German. She made it happen, went for what she wanted despite facing rejections from a number of French Universities even when there was no law barring women's entry to colleges.

Highlighting struggle of women, she wrote an essay in a competition at the Imperial Academy of Science and Fine Letters of Lyon titled, "The poor Woman in the 19th Century. Female Conditions and Resources." In an almost 300-page essay, she let the world know about the struggle of female workers, including wage inequality and exclusion from education and many professions.

The essay was the reason Daubie got admitted into the academy and got the first prize.

Julie-Victoire Daubié, even if at the age of 37, became the first Women to obtain a bachelor's degree in 1861.

(Google Doodle marked 194th Birth Anniversary of Julie-Victoire Daubié)

Julie-Victoire Daubié remained a true feminist for the rest of her life and fought for Women's rights, died at the young age of 50 but is alive in hearts over the world and still inspiring feminists more than a century after her death.

But the question remains are how well are the women treated in the 21st century, the progress we have made in gender inequality, quality and the level of education women over the world gets.

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UN has setup SDG goals for the countries over the world which are actively trying to make them a reality by 2030. Among them, SDG 4 and SDG 5 stands for Quality Education and Gender Inequality. We constantly keep updating you on the progress different countries are making on achieving these goals.

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COUNTRY : France

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