17-year-old Caroline Marks became the first woman to win the same $100,000 prize as her male counterparts earlier this week when she won the first competition of the 2019 World Surf League’s Championship Tour.
The wall was a statement of gender equality, and a call to end violent protests against women trying to enter Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindus.
Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress.
Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland made history on Tuesday by becoming the first Native American women elected to Congress.
More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record.
Kathy Ottersten and Liz Lyke recently took positions as elected officials during the past municipal election.
California will be the first state to require publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors.
A record number of women have won major party nominations for governor and Congressional representatives this year — a full month before primary season is officially over.
Saudi Arabia has issued driving licences to women for the first time in decades just weeks before a ban on female drivers is lifted.
A prominent Saudi prince and business magnate has added his voice to the debate over women’s rights in his country, urging it to abandon its driving ban for women. “Stop the debate,” the prince, Alwaleed bin Talal, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “It’s time for women to drive.”
Applicants for Murray Edwards College will simply have to identify as a woman at the time they submit their application.
Women in Saudi Arabia will be permitted to drive in the kingdom, according to a royal decree issued in Riyadh on Tuesday that overturned one of the most widely criticized restrictions on human rights.
The ancient Hindu tradition of Chhaupadi, whereby women are confined to animal sheds during menstruation to keep “impurity” out of the home, was banned by the supreme court in 2005.
The money will be deployed via three streams to tackle the different issues facing women of color in distinct ways.
On Monday, in protest of the pay gap, thousands of Icelandic women decided to work the hours their pay merited — by leaving their workplaces promptly when the clock struck 2:38.
Olivia Records was a collective founded in 1973 to record and market women’s music.
After a hard-fought series of votes in the U.S. Congress and in state legislatures, the Nineteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution on August 26, 1920.
“Pink booths” feature an all-female staff – including police and security personnel – and childcare facilities in order to encourage women to vote.
The female majority is having a huge effect: More than 17 pending bills deal with sexual assault, sex trafficking and sexual misconduct.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Thursday signed a law that repeals the state’s marital rape exception, which protected rapists against prosecution if they lived and had an ongoing sexual relationship with the victim.
To help spur progress, back in 2015 the United Nations drew up a set of 17 goals around important factors like health, education and equality.
It is unquestionable that the systems of power we live by now are unjust, corrupt, and must be changed. But the solution is to not get rid of power, to condemn anyone who has it.
Researchers said the vaccine has nearly wiped out cases of cervical pre-cancer in young women since an immunization programme was introduced 10 years ago.
The newly-approved drug, sold under the brand name Zulresso, was shown to relieve depressive symptoms within hours of being administered in three different clinical trials – and it continued to show success throughout their 30-day followups.
For the first time, one of the top prizes in mathematics has been given to a woman. Dr. Uhlenbeck helped pioneer geometric analysis, developing techniques now commonly used by many mathematicians.