February 9 Is National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Women's groups across the country are celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day today. This day is meant to reinforce the positive impact sports participation has in the life of women and girls and commemorate the achievements of women and girls in sports, as well as acknowledge the continued fight women and girls must wage in order to obtain equal access and recognition in the world of sports. Women’s groups are working to protect Title IX, the 1972 federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in federally funded education, including athletic programs.
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. . . .