In honor of Women’s History Month, here are some of our favorite stories on women and women’s issues from the past year.
Black Women Senators: And Then There Were None
Activists press Democrats to support Black women for open US Senate seats in 2022.
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 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: A Warrior Until the End
The iconic Supreme Court justice died September 18, 2020, at the age of 87.
100 Years of Women Voting: Twisted
White women got the vote, but Black women know how to use it.
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