Bangladesh has started to rank well in official statistics on the advancement of women indicators. Over the past 50 years, women have emerged from their invisibility to feature in the development discourse in Bangladesh. Official reports recognize them as engines of the economy and peacekeepers. On the billboards, we areRead More →

Outreach groups were the foundation of second wave feminism, awakening women to their struggles and the sexism of the social structures in which they lived. An article from 1979 gives a fascinating insight into their purpose and structure. Bonnie Moore Randolph and Clydene Ross-Valliere, both nurses in the field ofRead More →

‘Belarus: Women on the Front Line’ highlights important role women activists have played in recent protests “In a deeply patriarchal society where domestic violence is rampant, Belarusian women have risked everything to defend their beliefs” – Aisha Jung Women who played prominent roles in the protests that have swept BelarusRead More →

Kelly Sullivan/Tibrina Hobson/Amanda Edwards/WireImage/Monica Schipper/Getty When we think of social activists, we don’t usually think of Asian American women, transgender people, and gender nonconforming people — and that’s a shame. I fully admit that until I actively researched and learned about the history and theology of Asian Americans and AsianRead More →

Tribal history is proud to have seen brave and courageous women from indigenous communities, who not only fought for their rights but also successfully led their communities and are credited in establishing the Republic of India . Rani Durgavati, a fierce ruler of the kingdom of Gondwana fought valiantly againstRead More →

In the early 1960s, black women’s civil rights activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) swapped their dresses for denim to emulate the sharecroppers they worked with. This, writes scholar Tanisha C. Ford, was originally a “response to the realities of activism” – but denim soon became the uniformRead More →