The history of women’s suffrage and the landscape of Washington, D.C. are inextricably tied. It took decades of women organizing near the Capitol.
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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.
Three key events in the history of women’s rights will be celebrated by the LWV of Macomb County on April 27 as it hosts its 1919 Tea fundraiser.
Feminist author and activist Gloria Steinem once said, “Women have always been an equal part of the past. We just haven’t been a part of history.”
Since India is heavy on smartphones, it could be no problem to get it to villages and ensure women, all elderly people and all castes cast their vote safely.
2020 will mark the centennial anniversary of women achieving the right to vote. What can we learn from the suffrage movement?
Zainab Sulaiman Umar knows how to get out the vote. The Nigerian politician walks door to door, pitching her campaign and touting her party’s platform.
National Organization for Women celebrated Susan B. Anthony’s birthday (February 15, 1820) on President’s Day in honor of this advocate of equal rights.
On Monday, Nevada became first state in U.S. to begin a state legislative session in which more than half of elected officials were women, at 50.8 percent.
When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win.
Poster exhibit from 20 years collection by Stephen Lewis illustrates history of battles for women’s rights from job discrimination to battle for equality.