Newfound empowerment is a potential social lightning rod in a country unaccustomed to such visibility for women
Women and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
As over half the population of the planet is female, success for world democracy must include a building a stronger link between women and democracy. Women in the 21st century are set to have a larger political role to play if we continue to dismantle the barriers in the way of their political equality. Also see other suggested articles on subjects like Women Voting Rights, Feminism, Minority Voting Rights or LGBT voting.
Ukrainian Femen women’s movement battles against state repression
Femen activists captured widespread public attention for the first time in February 2010 with a topless protest
A General Failure to Elect Women Parliamentarians Worldwide
Report finds little progress is being made in increasing the number of women parliamentarians
Zimbabwean women artists getting some deserved recognition
The intellectual, social and cultural space of African women in formerly colonised nations had been restricted
The gifted playwright championing Cherokee human rights
Play tackles tribal justice in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the larger fight to protect indigenous women
State Houses Still More Than 100 Years From Gender Parity
At the sluggish rate of the past 25 years, it’s going to take more than 100 years before there is gender parity
Key Facts About Suffragette Susan B. Anthony On Her Birthday
Anthony was born in 1820, 100 years before women would be awarded the vote through the 19th Amendment
Recognizing African-American Women in the Labor System
The struggles of black women in America must be heard. And, their resilience and determination through it all must be recognized. Once they, too, are educationally and economically empowered, society will benefit as a whole.
29 Iranian women arrested as headscarf protests intensify
Tehran police have arrested 29 women for appearing in public without a headscarf as protests against the dress code
The Forgotten Female Revolutionaries Behind Black History Month
Too often, however, Black History Month focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their accomplishments.