247Aug 22, 2013
Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Part 2
Leaders of the civil rights movement discussed the contribution women have made to the movement to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. They focused on the current ...
170May 14, 2013
Eleanor Smeal on Gender and Compensation
Eleanor Smeal spoke about gender issues in the workplace and statistics on employment compensation. She talked about the Working Families Flexibility Act, saying that it undermines employee ...
154Apr 8, 2011
YWCA National Conference and Annual General Assembly
Dolores Huerta spoke about her experiences organizing unions and immigration issues.
In 1962, Cesar Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm ...
1,166Sep 14, 2010
Reporting and Investigation of Rape Cases
Witnesses testified about government information gathering of rape data on reported rapes and victimization surveys. They focused on problems in data gathering as well as the need to improve ...
4,232Apr 28, 2010
Memorial Service for Dorothy Height
Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Dorothy Height’s life story was told through stories, videos, photos and readings shared by her many friends and colleagues.
362Oct 5, 2009
Challenges Facing Women
Gloria Steinem and others spoke at a conference on women’s issues. They spoke about progress made by the feminist movement and challenges still facing women. Among the topics they ...
231Oct 5, 2009
Women's Issues and the Obama Administration
White House advisers on women’s issues addressed a summit hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation in partnership with the YWCA. They talked about the challenges facing women and the ...
78Mar 27, 2009
Afghan Women and Girls
Dr. Sima Samar reviewed the human rights conditions in Afghanistan, especially the deteriorating conditions of Afghan women and girls. Eleanor Smeal announced a new campaign to help Afghan ...
200Jan 27, 2007
Policy makers, activists, and others participated in a march on the National Mall in opposition to war in Iraq and President Bush’s plans to send additional forces to Iraq to assist in new ...
52Jul 22, 2006
Reproductive Rights for Women
As part of the national conference, panelists discussed preserving and expanding abortion access for women. Topics included Asian Pacific American women’s rights, the increasingly ...
90Jan 22, 2006
Pro-Choice Candelight Vigil
Pro-choice activists from the National Organization for Women and other organizations spoke about the fight for women’s reproductive freedom at a candlelight vigil commemorating the 33rd ...
46Jan 4, 2006
Alito Supreme Court Nomination
Leaders from women’s organizations and university students spoke to reporters in opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. They talked about concerns that the ...
101Nov 30, 2005
Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood Reactions
Participants, lawmakers, and interested parties spoke to reporters on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of New England.
27Sep 14, 2005
Roberts Nomination Hearing Reactions
Outside of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing room, Senator Schumer and hearing witnesses spoke to reporters about United States Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts.
63Sep 13, 2005
Roberts Confirmation Hearing Reactions
A compilation of reactions to testimony in confirmation hearings for Judge John Roberts to replace Chief Justice Rehnquist on the Supreme Court was shown. Committee members and representatives ...
24Sep 8, 2005
Justice for Women and Changes in the Supreme Court
The National Capital Chapter of the Older Women’s League hosted a discussion on the impact of changes in the United States Supreme Court on women. Leaders from several women’s ...
180Aug 26, 2005
Democracy and Women's Rights
The National Constitution Center and the National Women’s History Project celebrated the 85th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, with ...
26Jul 20, 2005
Reaction to Supreme Court Nomination
Leaders of pro-choice organizations spoke to reporters outside the U.S. Capitol about their opposition to President Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts as a replacement for Justice ...
23Jul 11, 2005
Supreme Court Vacancy and Women
Speakers talk about the potential impact on women of a Supreme Court vacancy created by the retirement of Justice O’Connor, potential future Bush administration nominees, and the future of ...
113Dec 8, 2004
Voting Irregularities in Ohio
Members and witnesses testified before an ad hoc committee on voting irregularities in the Ohio 2004 elections. Among the topics they addressed were civil rights issues, variations in election ...
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