Every day, extraordinary women are making waves in the pursuit of global gender equalitry and social change that benefits us all. Each week, Women's Voices Now features the women who are making those waves around the world. We aim to inspire our audicences through these stories and to let those women making waves know that we are watching and following their example!
Slide 7 - Fisk University Becomes First HBCU to Compete in NCAA Women’s Gymnastics (source Chase Stevens_AP)

Fisk University Becomes First HBCU to Compete in NCAA Women’s Gymnastics

Fisk University Becomes First HBCU to Compete in NCAA Women’s Gymnastics. Fisk University has made history, becoming the first historically Black university gymnastics squad to compete at the NCAA level.By Rachel “Sink” Lindsayhttps://www.womensvoicesnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Slide-1-source-BIG-Network-via-twitter.mp4 A First forRead More »
Sônia Guajajara: First Indigenous Woman Chief Becomes Key Post in Brazilian Government

Sônia Guajajara is Brazil’s First Indigenous Woman Chief

Sônia Guajajara is Brazil's First Indigenous Woman Chief in a Key Post. Sônia Guajajara, an indigenous women chief, has been appointed to lead a new Ministry of Indigenous Peoples, with plans to oversee policies from landRead More »
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6 Victories for Women’s Rights in 2022

6 Victories for Women’s Rights in 2022. Despite unprecedented reversals in gender equality this past year, women continue to lead movements to protect their rights globally. From Iranian protests to first-ever female political leaders, these areRead More »
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Muslim Women in Indonesia Ignite Change

Muslim Women in Indonesia Ignite Change. Muslim Women started a movement in Indonesia using their voices to ignite change. By Erin Pedersen Background. Indonesia is the largest Muslim-majority country in the world. Five years ago, a groupRead More »
Slide 1 Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams (source_ Netflix)

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams. Netflix’s spin-off of The Addams Family, Wednesday, has been celebrated for its cast of mostly Latine actors. Jenna Ortega’s lead role as Wednesday defies the odds against latine representation in showsRead More »
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6 of the Top 100 Influential Women Today

6 of the Top 100 Influential Women Today. The BBC has revealed its list of 100 influential women from around the world for 2022. Taisia Bekbulatova, Lina Abu Akleh, Sarah Chan, Ainura Sagyn, Erika Hilton, andRead More »
Slide 1 - Protests in Poland Call for New Abortion Laws (source_ Shutterstock)

Protests in Poland Call for New Abortion Laws

Protests in Poland Call for New Abortion Laws. Thousands of people in Poland protested the death of a 30-year-old mother who died of sepsis 22 weeks into her pregnancy. The protests prompted government officials to proposeRead More »
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Peace Agreements: More Likely When Women Are Included in Negotiations

Peace Agreements: More Likely When Women Are Included in Negotiations. Evidence shows that when women are included in negotiations, peace agreements are more likely to be reached and sustained. Nada Aswad, Suzan Hemmi, and Amal KabashiRead More »
Slide 1 - The World's First Woman Dummy is being used in Sweden for Crash Testing (source_ BBC News)

The World’s First Woman Dummy is being used in Sweden for Crash Testing

World's First Woman Dummy used in Sweden for Crash Testing. Since the 1970s, the most commonly used crash dummy represents an average-sized adult man, despite women being 73% more likely to be injured in a carRead More »
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Women in New Zealand Parliament Outnumber Men for the First Time

Women in New Zealand Parliament OutNumber Men for the First Time. On October 25th, new lawmakers were sworn into New Zealand's Parliament shifting the gender balance to women being the majority. The percentage of women inRead More »
Slide 1_ Sejla Ibrahimovic (RFE_RL) Bosnian Women March to End Abuse and Femicide

Bosnian Women March to End Femicide

Bosnian Women March to End Femicide. The strangling of a 32-year-old-woman by her husband sparked marches throughout Bosnia, calling attention to Femicide. Demonstrators are asking the Bosnian government to bring femicide to legislation and make itRead More »
Iran’s “Women Revolution” in Quotes (source_ Emrah Gurel_AP)

Iran’s Women Revolution in Quotes

Iran’s “Women Revolution” in Quotes. Women across Iran have been protesting the country's repressive regime for over a month. Protests were prompted by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini after she was detained for not properlyRead More »
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Afghan Women Protest in Response to Kabul Bombing

Afghan Women Protest in Response to Kabul Bombing. A suicide attack killed 46 girls and women as they sat to take an exam at an education center in Kabul. Now women and men are protesting asRead More »
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Srishti Bakshi Wins ‘Changemaker’ Award at UN

Srishti Bakshi Wins ‘Changemaker’ Award at UN. Srishti Bakshi, a women’s rights activist from India, received the ‘Changemaker’ award for “confronting gender-based violence.”By Erin Pedersen Action Against Gender-Based Violence. A women’s rights activist from India, SrishtiRead More »
Megan Piphus is Sesame Street's First Black Female Puppeteer - Slide 3 (source-Zach Hyman)

Megan Piphus is Sesame Street’s First Black Female Puppeteer

Megan Piphus is Sesame Street's First Black Female Puppeteer. In September 2021, Megan Piphus Peace was cast in Sesame Street playing the role of Gabrielle, a 6-year-old puppet. In 52 years of the show airing, sheRead More »
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Afghan Women Making Waves #2

Afghan Women Making Waves. It's been one year since the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan. Their presence has affected women's rights in many ways. Forcing them to take desperate measures to survive. Learn more about women inRead More »
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5 Things You Need to Know About Protests Prompted by Mahsa Amini’s Death

Mahsa Amini's Death: What You Need To Know. 22-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran for "improperly" wearing her hijab. She died in police custody on September 16th, 2022.By Erin Pedersen What happened? 22-year-old Mahsa AminiRead More »
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Afghan Women Making Waves

Afghan Women Making Waves. It's been one year since the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan. Their presence has affected women's rights in many ways. Forcing them to take desperate measures to survive. Learn more about women inRead More »
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