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 Women's Suffrage - by Grolier

The struggle to achieve equal rights for women is often thought to have begun, in the English-speaking world, with the publication of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). During the 19th century, as male suffrage was gradually extended in many countries, women became increasingly active in the quest for their own suffrage. Read article

 Age and Sex Composition 2010

Focusing on a population’s age and sex composition is one of the most basic ways to understand population change
over time. Since Census 2000, the population has continued to grow older, with many states reaching a median age over 40 years. Fact Brief
Women In America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being

This report, prepared for the White House Council on Women and Girls, presents selected
indicators of women’s social and economic well-being currently and over time. The report is
intended for a general audience, with the hope that it will be useful to policymakers, policy
analysts, journalists, policy advocates, and all those interested in women’s issues. Read Booklet

Bell Hooks

Bell Hooks (nee Gloria Watkins) is Distinguished Professor of English at City College in New York. Born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky in 1952,  hooks, received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1973, her M.A. in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin and her Ph.D. in 1983 from the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Read Article

The Equal Rights Amendment

"Equality of rights under the law shall not be abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." This simple sentence comprised Section 1 of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), which was first proposed in Congress by the National Women's Party in 1923. Feminists of the late 1960s and early 1970s saw ratification of the amendment as the only clear-cut way to eliminate all legal gender-based discrimination in the United States.  Read Article

Gender: 2000

According to Census 2000, 281.4 million people were counted in the United States —143.4 million of whom were
female and 138.1 million male. The former made up 50.9 percent of the population, compared with 51.3 percent in
The Global Gender Gap Report-by World Economic Forum

The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparison across regions and income groups and over time. Read article

How can the gender gap in Africa be closed?

The World Economic Forum has launched an Africa Gender Parity Group to work to close the continent’s gender gap. It comprises 40 influential female and male leaders from business, politics and civil society launch the first Africa Gender Parity Group and is intended to foster collaboration on new ways to close economic, health, education and political empowerment gaps between men and women. Read article

In Latin America, Closing the Gender Gap Brings Fresh Challenges- by Elizabeth Whitman

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 2011 (IPS) - Over the past four decades in Latin America and the Caribbean, women have made remarkable strides in education, health, labour, and beyond, with girls now outperforming boys in school, the rate of working women more than doubling in many countries, and female participation rising in politics. Read article

10 Findings about Women in the Workplace

Here are ten key findings from a new Pew Research Center survey and analysis of Census data that explores the views, values and economic realities of women and men in the workplace. Read article

AP count: Clinton has delegates to win Democratic nomination- By HOPE YEN, STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, LISA LERER and CATHERINE LUCEY

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Striding into history, Hillary Clinton will become the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major U.S. political party, capturing commitments Monday from the number of delegates needed to win the Democratic nomination.

Clinton's rise to presumptive nominee arrived nearly eight years to the day after she conceded her first White House campaign to Barack Obama. Back then, she famously noted her inability to "shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling."...Read article