Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Alla Pugacheva during a 2014 awards ceremony honoring the pop singer with the Order For Merit to the Fatherland.
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In opinion polls over the past two decades, she’s routinely selected as one of the most popular Russians – often appearing second only to Vladimir Putin.
In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, photo obtained by The Associated Press, a police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of a young woman who had been detained for violating the country’s conservative dress code in downtown Tehran, Iran.
Women have long demanded change in Iran. In the aftermath of the death of a woman for a hijab violation, women protesters may be leading their country to a freer and more just society.
The ‘othering’ of women through misogyny, racism and sexism in scholarship has had, and continues to have, serious consequences on women’s lives.
Women’s studies programs should continue to be supported to ensure the fight for women’s rights are not reversed or forgotten.
The Black Lives Matter movement began as a hashtag started by Black women in the United States, and grew into a global protest.
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Digital activists are targeted for their work on intersectional issues. But they have developed strategies to deal with online and offline hate.
Demonstrators gather in support of women’s rights and equal justice in Tunis in June 2022.
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Former president Bourguiba’s standing as father of Tunisian feminism has come under scrutiny.
Local school support is fragmented by race and class.
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Different views of gentrification drive divisions that keep school activists separated by race.
Activists including Myanmar citizens protest in Tokyo on July 26, 2022, against Myanmar’s recent execution of four prisoners
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Myanmar’s military junta is losing some control over the country, but its execution of four high-profile leaders and prisoners sends a warning to Myanmar citizens and the rest of the world.
Barbara Kruger, ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground),’ 1989, photographic silkscreen on vinyl 112 x 112 in. (284.48 x 284.48 cm).
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Barbara Kruger’s ‘Untitled (Your body is a battleground)’ has seamlessly transitioned to social media, inspiring a new generation of media-savvy artists and activists.
Police officers dispersing a protestor during a Blockade Australia rally in Sydney this week.
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Politicians may be better served addressing the message, rather than attacking the messengers.
Hope as a stubborn desire.
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Hope begins in a place of despair, in the desire to make things better.
Pauli Murray: priest, activist, lawyer and more.
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Pauli Murray, the first Black woman to be ordained by the Episcopal Church, was an advocate for women’s rights and racial justice.
A dozen states now provide a total of $89 million in funding to pregnancy centers.
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Offering free pregnancy tests, sonograms and counseling, the pregnancy help movement maintains more than 2,700 resource centers throughout the United States.
Participants on a Women’s March rally in front of San Francisco’s City Hall in 2019.
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From protest marches and fundraising to parliamentary petitions and talking with friends, there are many ways to make your voice heard.
Kin Cheung AP Hong Kong July protesters flood the streets as they take part in an annual rally in Hong Kong.
Louisa Lim’s ‘haunting testimonial’ to Hong Kong reveals a politically engaged and dynamic civil society beneath the surface of an unrelenting reign of terror.
Li Shiu Tong, right, was the boyfriend and intellectual heir of German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld.
When Li Shiu Tong died in 1993, his unpublished manuscript about sexuality was almost thrown away. Yet it contains views on bisexuality and gender fluidity that would resonate with young people today.
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Direct action can make the demands of a mainstream movement seem reasonable.
Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention.
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Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Robinson wrote, ‘I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world.’
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The Russian embassy in Vilnius now sits on Ukrainian Heroes’ Street (Ukrainos Didvyrių g.), a direct response to the war.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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These women have helped people in their communities and far beyond.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.