March 1 marks the beginning of Women’s History Month, a celebration of the accomplishments of women throughout history, and a reminder of the challenges that women worldwide still face. In celebration of the month, the Feminist Majority Foundation launched a special Women’s History Month Section of its website, featuring the Feminist Chronicles, a fifty-year outline of the major accomplishments of the women’s movement, a daily history quiz, and much more. This year’s theme, Women of Courage, praises women who broke barriers in various professions and spheres, from political leaders to suffrage activists to labor organizers to inventors.
Media Resources: Feminist Majority Foundation and National Women’s History Project
9/28/2015 World Leaders Commit to Ending Gender Discrimination at UN Summit - This weekend, on the 20th anniversary of the fourth world conference on women in Beijing, leaders from around the globe met in New York City to discuss concrete and measurable plans for eliminating discrimination against women.
The plans were announced and reviewed by over 80 world leaders over the weekend at the "Global Leaders" Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: A Commitment to Action," summit co-hosted by the UN and China. . . .