The group SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY FMLA declared November, Gender Wage Gap Awareness Month, and held their second Pay Equity Bake sale to demonstrate the average wage gap experienced by women in 2001 in California. SFSU FMLA Leader Lora Kihorany recently wrote on the event for an article for the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, a non-commercial, democratic collective of local independent media makers/outlets, and a local chapter of the global Indymedia network.
The GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance recently brought dozens of students together to rally against rape through their annual Take Back the Night event. The evening brought activists, students, and community members together for a march, candlelight vigil, and open-microphone session with speeches and personal testimony from survivors. The group received press for their event, check out the article.
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. . . .