Agriculture is arguably the most important of our industries, and maintaining and improving our food systems is high on the global priority list. International organizations like the United Nations are now beginning to acknowledge the link between gender equity, sustainability and global food security. A UN Women report in 2022 found that giving women the same opportunities as men within the agricultural industry could reduce the number of malnourished people by up to 17%.
Jane Addams & fellow women delegates of the International Women’s Congress, 1915. Photo by Wikimedia Commons By Jessie Mai Mitnick, age 12 During World War I, young men from all over the country were drafted into the war to fight. This left many women at home, living in fear of what could happen to their …
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.
Women have played an important role throughout history. Read about key points in women’s history and how to recognize sexism today.