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Rosa Manus (1881-1942). The International Life and Legacy of a Jewish Dutch Feminist uncovers the life of Dutch feminist and peace activist Rosa Manus, , co-founder of the Women’s International... [News]
In Framer Framed an exhibition on Sadiqe Dowlatabadi, 'Iran’s Women’s Movement: On the Archive of Sadiqe Dowlatabadi', is on display from February 7th until March 8th.The IISH gave the Sadiq... [News]
ViVa is a bibliography of women's and gender history in historical and women's studies journals. Articles in English, French, German, Dutch, Scandinavian languages, and, occasionally Spanish, are... [General page]
Beginning in the late 19th century, competing ideas about motherhood had a profound impact on the development and implementation of social welfare policies. Calls for programmes aimed at assisting... [Publication]
As economic citizenship was a pre-condition of full citizenship, the lack of economic autonomy was an important motivation during the early stages of the women’s movement. Independent of their class... [Publication]
Childcare, canteens and laundries enable women to participate fully in the construction of socialism.For nearly a century now, International Women's Day, on March 8, is a special day in the Soviet... [Item of the Day]
From 26 until 28 March 1915 the International Socialist Women Conference took place in the “Volkshaus” of Bern (Switzerland). Socialist women from Great Britain, France, Russia, Poland, Italy, the... [Item of the Day]
Women's suffrage in the US was finally achieved on 18 August 1920 when Tennessee ratified the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, making it the law throughout the States. It read The right of... [Item of the Day]
Many women in Bangladesh are exposed to domestic violence. In the worst case they become victims of an acid attack in the face. The throwing of acid is meant to maim and socially isolate them. [Item of the Day]
The British suffragettes were ladies with a fighting spirit. The women of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) were used to throwing stones and smashing the windows of government buildings.... [Item of the Day]