women

1984: Ogharefe Women Blockade Pan Ocean Oil

In their struggle with the global oil giant Pan Ocean Oil the women of the Ogharefe used blockades and a traditional African custom to force the company to give in to their demands.

1970: Feminist Sit in at Ladies Home Journal

An account of a sit in by several feminist groups at the Ladies Home Journal, a popular women's magazine, that was staffed almost entirely by men.

Syrian Protestors Defy Attempts at Intimidation

Article about the highway blockades by the women of the village of Bayda in response to the violent repression of the Syrian government.

2007-8: Saudi Women Fight for Right to Drive

An account of a struggle for greater freedom and rights for women in Saudi Arabia.

1600: Iroquois Women Gain Power to Veto War

Account of the struggle of Iroquois women to stop frequent tribal conflict, by refusing sex and agricultural cultivation.

1997-98: Senegalese Mothers End Female Circumcision

In 1997 a group of mothers from the village of Malicounda Bambara and an Imam worked to end the practice of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) in their region. Their actions and success led to other villages in Senegal and other African nations following their lead.

2011: Syrian Women Blockade Highway

In the early days of the protests in Syria 2011 the women and children of the village of Bayda responded to the mass arrest of the men of the village by blockading the main road in direct conflict with the Syrian military.

1968: Ford Female Employees Win Strike for Equal Pay in Dagenham

In 1968 women who worked for the Ford plant in Dagenham discovered their pay was significantly less than male workers doing the same work. They struck for equal and despite ridiculing in the press the strike won a near wage parity, and promoted the debate on equal pay for equal work in the UK

1919: Costa Rican Women Teachers Defy Dictator

The attacks on education and educators by the Tinoco dictatorship in Costa Rica led to an opposition movement led by female students and teachers.

2007: Bolivian Sex Workers Strike

The city government and local vigilantes attacks on the sex workers of El Alto provoked a national campaign by Bolivian sex workers against discrimination and for legal reforms.