Women listen during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.
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From family to grassroots activists, these are some of the women who shaped MLK’s vision and campaigns.
Women protested to ‘end the sausage party’ at the AACTA awards in 2016.
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There is an adage that feminists and women aren’t funny. However, the history of activism reveals humour as a successful strategy for change.
A scale model of a statue dedicated to Lady Rhondda has been revealed by the sculptor, Jane Robbins.
Lady Rhondda was a suffragette, a business leader and an editor. A statue of her is expected to be revealed in Newport, south Wales, next year.
She traveled far and wide to support children and families around the world.
Kittrell’s legacy shows that home economics was always about more than cooking and sewing. It’s also a reminder that issues that affect families are simultaneously local and global.
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Historically, women’s contributions to the agricultural sector often occurred outside of professional roles. ‘Lady’ Maud Williams, who discovered the Lady Williams apple, is one of those women.
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For mature-age students of the Study Centre in the 1970s, education offered them a new life.
English theatrical productions had all-male casts in the olden days.
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It may have had something to do with protecting female purity. No official statute clearly required men to do all the acting back then.
Tu Youyou shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015.
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Discover the stories of five trailblazing women – Tharp, Nice, Tu, Noether and Wu – who worked in STEM during the 20th century.
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From the author of The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland is a feminist classic: darkly comic and rich with irony.
Prince Andrew has been described as the “black sheep” of the royal family, but his alleged behaviour is part of the monarchy’s long history of dismissing women.
Mrs Chan Harr, Marjorie Wong Yee, Annie Kwok, Norma Wong Yee, Ida Kwok, and Patty Wong Yee on their arrival in Sydney from Hong Kong on the SS Changte, 8 March 1938.
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In 1901, there were almost 30,000 Chinese men in Australia but fewer than 500 women. Despite their small numbers, emerging research reveals surprising stories of Chinese Australian women’s lives.
Through history, themes of anger and sorrow have run through women’s marches — but so too have themes of joy, hope and resilience.
Women protested outside the White House in 1917, seeking the right to vote.
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Despite harsh, discriminatory conditions, low pay and lack of appreciation, deaf women have fought with brilliance and dedication for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote.
Congress had very few women members back in 1960, and just one woman of color: Representative Patsy Mink of Hawaii.
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Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, brought a racially and historically aware brand of feminism into lawmaking and ran for president in 1972. But women’s history largely overlooks her.
Harris isn’t actually the first Black woman to run for vice president of the United States.
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Ever heard of Shirley Chisholm? What about Charlene Mitchell and Lenora Fulani? They are among the many African American women who’ve run for president despite enormous political barriers.
Gigi Bryant, looking up to her dad on the court in 2016.
Before a helicopter crash brought about their tragic deaths, Kobe Bryant’s daughter Gianna aspired to carry on his legacy as a pro basketball champion.
The anti-transportation ‘ladies petition’ from 1850 is one of the first concrete examples of political engagement by women in the NSW colony.
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A newly-discovered petition from 1850 provides rare evidence of what might be women’s first moment of political activism in Australia.
Portrait of Caterina Cornaro, Queen of Cyprus, c. 1500, by Gentile Bellini.
One of the most significant woman of Venice’s golden age, Cornaro was an important figure in Renaissance politics, diplomacy and arts.
Mother Earth: Aataentsic is a woman in Wendat legend who falls from the sky and gives birth to humankind.
Inspired by a recent poll that said Canadians don’t know enough about women’s history, some media outlets explored women’s history but they left out some important stories.
Across the world, allegations of sexual assault have hinged on women’s credibility.
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A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and ‘he said, she said’ marred the verdict.