march 2012

Photo by Andreas Krappweis


ERA – Equal Rights Amendment

Three years after women won the right to vote (19th Amendment), the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in Congress (1923). It was written by Alice Paul, head of the National Women’s Party and introduced in Congress by Republican Senator Charles Curtis and Representative Daniel Anthony, the nephew of Susan B. Anthony. Read more about the history of this unratified Constitutional amendment.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

Read about the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), which is a global research institute with locations in Washington, D.C., Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi and Mumbai, India. ICRW is comprised of social scientists, economists, public health specialists and demographers, all of whom are experts in gender relations. ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world.

The First Rural Women Heroes of Tombouctou (Timbuktu)

This short video is about two illiterate women from Mali that travel to India to learn about solar energy and return to their village to use their newfound skills to electrify their entire village. This inspiring video is about empowering women and their rural communities.




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