Women-Led Antiwar Movement of WWI

Women-Led Antiwar Movement of WWI

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,...

Defense Secretary Lifts Ban on Women in Combat

By THEO FRYE YANOS, age 10 Women Marines serving in Afghanistan. PHOTO: United States Marine Corps Recently, we have heard in the newspaper that women can now serve in combat roles in the United States Armed Forces. But that is not the whole picture. Women were not...

Women Rise Up

By INDYKIDS STAFF A girl calls for an end to violence against women at the San Francisco One Billion Rising demonstration on February 14, 2013. PHOTO: Drew Altizer Dancers join the One Billion Rising demonstrations in São Paulo, Brazil. PHOTO: Patricia Chammas One...

Women's and Girls' HERstory

Girls in India. PHOTO: Flickr/Gustaffo89 A group of girls at the women’s center of a refugee camp in Palestine. PHOTO: Flickr/Omar Chatriwala About 50% of the world’s population are girls and women. Women have played an important role throughout history. Women have...