By Maliyah Ledesma, age 11 and IndyKids staff The death of a 22-year-old woman at the hands of Iranian “morality police” sent shockwaves throughout the already unsettled region. With protests ongoing, more than 585 people have died since September 2022. On Sept. 13, Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran’s morality police in Tehran for supposedly …
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%.
By Mia Silverman, age 11 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the legendary Supreme Court justice, passed away in September after serving 27 years on the Supreme Court and a lifetime of fighting for equal rights for people of all races, genders and sexual orientations. With her seat open, the Trump administration moved quickly to appoint a new …
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 …
The U.S. Treasury will print a woman’s face on the new $10 bill in 2020, marking the first appearance of a woman on U.S. paper currency.
On March 13, 2013 in Rome, Italy, as the new pope was chosen, a group of women shot off pink smoke to protest the fact that only men can officially become priests and the Pope.
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.
Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, women still make on average 79 percent of what men make.
Women have played an important role throughout history. Read about key points in women’s history and how to recognize sexism today.