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
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .