British women won the right to vote 100 years ago after an intense struggle marked by a violent fringe campaign
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.
Women risking all to defy Iranian mandatory hijab rules
A protest being carried out by women in Iran has recently attracted some attention from the internet. New York Times columnist and feminist author Mona Eltahawy tweeted that six women were arrested on Monday for removing their hijabs in public and waving them around on a stick. Watch the video On Monday, a total of […]
Honduran women protest against faulty presidential election
Hundreds of women protested Thursday in Honduras against Juan Orlando Hernandez, who is preparing to begin his second presidential term Saturday after winning November’s disputed vote. In commemorating the Day of the Honduran Woman, some 1,000 women protestors marched in Tegucigalpa, demanding leftist candidate Salvador Nasralla be declared the winner. Some carried crosses emblazoned with […]
Then and Now: Strategies for women activists and their foremothers
Modern-day counterparts to the strategies newly enfranchised female voters used in the 1920s to strengthen democracy
Together We RISE – Photos from the NYC Women’s March 2018
An estimated half-million people turned out to the protest to support women’s rights, reproductive rights, Black Lives Matter, Children’s Rights, to impeach and arrest Donald Trump and much more.
A look at Jane Fonda’s journey from celebrity to leading activist
The 80-year-old actress bares her soul in “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” a startlingly candid documentary that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival
The incredible story of Liberia’s departing President Sirleaf
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize as a champion of women’s rights, is stepping down after making history as Africa’s first elected female president in Liberia. Taking the reins of a nation that had just emerged from a civil war leaving an estimated 250,000 dead, Sirleaf will be remembered for maintaining […]
New Zealand’s pregnant PM is a global milestone for women
News that Jacinda Ardern will juggle the prime ministership of New Zealand with starting a family was hailed Friday as another milestone for women in politics. Here are some of the others: – Women get the vote – New Zealand has a track record of being progressive on women’s issues — in 1893 it became […]
On Organizing the Women’s March, the Largest US Protest in History
Tamika Mallory organizes national Women’s March events alongside co-chairs Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland
Review of Middlesex: Exploring 21st Century Masculinity
In today’s world of shifting gender roles and evolving gender self-realization, what does masculinity really mean? What does it really mean to be a man? Does masculinity hinge on power anymore?