The workshop assisted Girl Scouts in grades K–10 in earning their Democracy Badge through learning activities on democracy.
Women Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Women in the 21st century have a larger political role to play if they continue to identify and dismantle the barriers in the way of their political equality. As over half the population of the planet is female, ensuring women voting rights is key for any democracy. The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote across the United States was ratified in 1920 but government elections are still dominated by men. Also see our articles on Feminism, Minority Voting Rights or LGBT voting.
New Quarter Will Honor Activist Who Fought For Women’s Voting
A Latina suffragette and one of New Mexico’s first female officials during the 20th century will have her image stamped on the US quarter.
Protecting Women During Elections In Malawi
An Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) study suggests that sexism, harassment, violence against women are common in African parliaments.
Susan B. Anthony Museum & House Eyes Expansion
For years, there has been talk about expanding the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, located just outside of downtown Rochester.
101 Years After the 19th Amendment, What’s Next?
100 years after women secured the right to vote the struggle remains that America’s elected officials are still overwhelmingly male.
The Complicated Legacy Of The 19th Amendment
The 19th Amendment was ratified on June 4, 1919. The amendment, which was ratified a year later, has a convoluted background.
American Tradition of Widows Following Their Husbands To Congress
A new report shows that 48 widows have either been appointed of elected to Congress to fill vacancies left by passing husbands.
This 16-Year-Old Chinese Immigrant Led a 1912 Suffrage March
At age 16, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee would help lead a storied New York City march, cementing her place in women’s suffrage history.
Innovative African Women’s Political Participation Report Released
A new Afro Barometer report shows that African nations are still far from achieving equal participation of women in decision-making.
Celebrating Women’s History Month at the Susan B. Anthony Museum
Susan B. Anthony was born, raised, and died in Rochester. Her home and office have now been transformed into a national museum.