Politics

Irom Sharmila

11 Years of Hunger: Irom Sharmila, the “Iron Lady of Manipur”

Irom Chanu Sharmila, born March 14, 1972, is a political and civil rights activist, poet, and journalist from Manipur, India. She has been on a hunger strike since November 2, 2000, to protest against the misuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act of 1958 (AFSPA) by the paramilitary forces. Today, Sharmila is the world's longest hunger striker, not having consumed food or water for over 11 years. ...
Anita Hill Testifies

A Woman You Should Not Forget… Anita Hill

On October 11, 1991 then 35-year-old, University of Oklahoma law professor, Anita Hill stepped before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and changed the workplace for women forever. The Thomas-Hill hearings were the catalyst that brought the issues of sexual harassment and women's rights in the workplace to the public's attention. ...
2011 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Nobel’s 2011 Women Of Peace

This past Friday, October 7th, 2011, the Nobel Peace Prize, which has been called "the world's most prestigious prize" was awarded to three women - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights....