Over the twelve years aboutbasquecountry.eus has been running, many Basque women, and others closely related to our nation, have been the protagonists of a great number of our stories.
Sometimes, oftentimes, with their own names: they’re the stars. But on other occasions, most of them if we’re honest, they are but a part of the Basque community inside and outside our nation that are its true leaders who have manage to make our people thrive.
They are leaders in the deepest sense of the word, in that definition where people who, with their hard work and commitment, have made it possible for our country, for our national community, and our community, to survive.
In families, in schools, in cultural associations, in factories, in politics: in all areas, the women of our country have carried a heavy, fundamental, and usually, if not always, thankless burden.
If we go through the blog, we’ll find several stories that show off the leadership of these women, oftentimes in silence.
Today is March 8th, Women’s Day, a day to represent their role in society and to stand up for all their rights. We wish to contribute to this work to give them the visibility and recognition they deserve by bringing you articles with women leading the way which we’ve written over the years.
We’re aware that most of the Basque women who should be named on this list are not, nor can they be. In addition to their profile as women, which has often been glossed over or ignored over the centuries, there’s also the fact that they are part of that majority of society that creates, works, and pushes the community forward anonymously. They’re a fundamental part of society, writing and creating its history, but they are usually left out of history books and collective memory.
To pay homage to them, and to close out this March 8th, we’ll leave you with this very long list of women of every condition, social stratum, level of training, and occupation, who are the leading roles in history.
GORA MARTXOAK 8! GORA EMAKUMEAK!
In Memoriam. Magda Sagarzazu, the Basque woman dedicated to preserving Gaelic culture. The Keeper of the Flame
Anne Etchegoyen and Itziar Ituño, in their new music video, make it clear: EZ da EZ; NON c’est NON; NO es NO (NO means...
An Homage in Cambridge to Leah Manning, the Woman who Opened Great Britain to the Basque War Children
“As hard as it may be to believe, Siri does exist, and she was born in the Basque Country…this is what she’s like”
The story of a sorgina written in the US, drawn by a Mexican of Basque descent, and published in Korea
Canada: A Mi’kmaq woman, whose last name was “Basque”, and who fought to preserve her culture, has died
An amazing woman, who received a letter from Obama thanking her for her lifelong struggle for civil rights, has passed away
Juana Azurduy: a woman of Basque blood who fought for the indigenous peoples and independence. Have you ever heard of her?
Last Updated on Dec 3, 2023 by About Basque Country