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.
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.
An Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) study suggests that sexism, harassment, violence against women are common in African parliaments.
For years, there has been talk about expanding the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, located just outside of downtown Rochester.
100 years after women secured the right to vote the struggle remains that America’s elected officials are still overwhelmingly male.
The 19th Amendment was ratified on June 4, 1919. The amendment, which was ratified a year later, has a convoluted background.
A new report shows that 48 widows have either been appointed of elected to Congress to fill vacancies left by passing husbands.
At age 16, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee would help lead a storied New York City march, cementing her place in women’s suffrage history.
A new Afro Barometer report shows that African nations are still far from achieving equal participation of women in decision-making.
Susan B. Anthony was born, raised, and died in Rochester. Her home and office have now been transformed into a national museum.
Despite the fact that women account for half of the world’s population, they are largely excluded from politics and decision-making.