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
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .