By Maliyah Ledesma, age 9 Loujain al-Hathloul, a 31-year-old women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia, was released from prison in February after being accused of trying to change the political system. In 2018, when al-Hathloul was arrested, women were not allowed to drive in her country. Al-Hathoul had posted a video that went viral of …
By Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 11 Ingrid Silva is the First Ballerina with the Dance Theatre of Harlem and a women’s empowerment leader. Growing up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ingrid was an avid swimmer, with aspirations to swim professionally. However, this changed, at 8 years old, when she began ballet at Dançando Para Não …
A Chinese scientist named Tu Youyou was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. She used traditional Chinese plant medicine to invent a new drug that treats malaria.
On July 27, 2014, for the first time in history, women competed on the same track as men do in the Tour de France.
Women around the world have made huge gains in terms of equality, but women still face many struggles every day. Here are some examples of current events that are happening in women’s rights.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifts the ban on women serving in combat roles of the armed forces, opening up many other roles women were not allowed to serve in before.
On February 14, hundreds of thousands of women across six continents gathered in groups and danced to raise awareness of violence against women and girls. Learn about how women throughout history have come together to demand change through public protest and mass demonstrations.
Following the 2012 Congressional elections, more women will be members of Congress than ever before in US history.
A landmark health care bill passed in the Philippines will allow women rights over their own bodies.
Guess who this famous female athlete is…