Celebrating Women’s History Month - WhoWhatWhy

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women's History Month
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In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of our favorite stories on women and women’s issues from the past year.

Women of Color Have Always Led

Woman holding sign during the March for Racial Justice in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2017. Photo credit: Miki Jourdan / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Black Women Senators: And Then There Were None

Activists press Democrats to support Black women for open US Senate seats in 2022.

Women Protest in Mexico City, Mexico

A group of women carrying posters on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in the main square in Mexico City, Mexico, on November 25, 2020. Photo credit: © Eyepix/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press

Abortion Rights Movement Grows in Mexico

In Mexico, feminist advocates clash with representatives of the Catholic Church over the decriminalization of abortion.

Indigenous Women Engage Feds to Combat Violence in Alaska

Alaska’s Native communities, hit hard by violence against women, are working to get the federal government to go beyond just propping up local law enforcement.

Women Engaged, voter registration

Women Engaged and other organizations run by Black women activists helped make the difference in the Georgia presidential election. Photo credit: Women Engaged

Women of Color Lead on the Ground in Georgia

Black female political organizers are the unsung heroes of the election in Georgia, and may yet earn Democrats control of the Senate.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Photo credit: National Museum of American History Smithsonian Institution / Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Warrior Until the End

The iconic Supreme Court justice died September 18, 2020, at the age of 87.

League of Women Voters, Suffragettes

The League of Women Voters oppose partisan and racial gerrymandering that strips rights away from voters (top). Suffragettes parading, April 5, 1917 (bottom).
Photo credit: League of Women Voters and Bain Collection / Library of Congress

100 Years of Women Voting: Twisted

White women got the vote, but Black women know how to use it.


Photo credit: D. Appleton and Company / Wikimedia, Jewish Women’s Archive / Wikimedia -CC BY-SA 2.0), GPA Photo Archive / Flickr, Harris & Ewing / LOC, James Andrews / Wikimedia, Wellcome Trust / Wikimedia, Nationaal Archief / Wikimedia, GPA Photo Archive / Flickr, Collectie Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam / Wikimedia, Horatio Seymour Squyer / Wikimedia, The Obama White House / YouTube, G.E. Perine & Co., NY / Wikimedia, US Supreme Court, York College ISLGP / Wikimedia (CC BY 2.0), John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com / Wikimedia.


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