229Aug 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 ...
168May 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 ...
1,597Oct 11, 2012
Ms. Magazine 40th Anniversary
Gloria Steinem spoke at Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary luncheon about reproductive rights, gay-lesbian issues, equal pay, domestic abuse, and the 2012 presidential election. She ...
183Mar 29, 2012
Politics and Women's Rights
Panelists talked about the prospects for an increase in the number of women elected to public office in the 2012 elections. They also responded to questions from the audience.
311Mar 29, 2012
Feminist Majority Foundation Panel on Women's Vote in 2012
Participants spoke about issues important to women in the 2012 election including women’s reproductive rights and a review of ballot measures affecting women. The Feminist Majority ...
2,558Mar 6, 2012
Military Sexual Assault Litigation
A news conference was held to announce the filing of a military sexual assault lawsuit with the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. The case involved eight current and former members of the ...
779Feb 22, 2012
Women's Issues and the 2012 Election
Eleanor Smeal talked about the use of women’s rights such as contraception and abortion as campaign issues in the 2012 presidential race, and current state legislative efforts to restrict ...
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 ...
1,144Sep 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 ...
256Jul 2, 2010
2010 National Organization for Women Conference
Following welcoming speeches from Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, awards were presented by former NOW presidents. One award is presented to the authors of ...
4,203Apr 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.
229Oct 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 ...
359Oct 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 ...
77Mar 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 ...
679Sep 16, 2008
Women's Groups Presidential Endorsement
Leaders of women’s rights groups announced their endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president. In their remarks they spoke about the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as the ...
196Jan 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 ...
29Nov 13, 2006
Women in Politics
Representatives from various women’s and research organizations talked to reporters about a poll on the voting patterns of women and on women candidates in the 2006 midterm ...
46Jul 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 ...
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