A Journey through the Global History of Women’s Rights Movements Jennifer Kitchen SS310-13 March 14, 2011 1776_ Abigail Adams asks her husband, the President, to not forget women in The Declaration of Independence. 1799_ Martha Ballard, midwife, delivers 51 babies in her small Maine town, although there are plenty of male doctors available. 1848_ 3 day convention of Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. 1850_ Maria Mitchell becomes a member of America Association for the Advancement of Science. 1868_ First woman to vote in a U.S. Presidential election is living a life disguised as a man, Charley Parkhurst. 1869_ National Women Suffrage Association is started by Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Stanton. 1872_ Women line up at the polls for the Presidential election_ Susan B. anthony is arrested by U.S. marshals. 1904_ International Womens Suffrage Alliance, formed by Carrie Chapman Catt, is launched in Berlin Congress. 1908_ At Fouad I University in Cairo a lecture series is started, by Huda Shaarawi and other women, to discuss women related issues. 1910_ Emily Pankhearst leads suffrage march in London. 1913_ 8,000 women march on Washington in demand of voting rights & over 100 women are injured on Pennsylvania Ave. 1920_ Women win the Right to Vote in the U.S._ Womens Bureau established in the federal Department of Labor. 1961_ Presidents Commission on the Status of Women headed by Esther Peterson. 1963_ The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan opens womens minds_ Equal Pay Act. 1966_ National Organization for Women (NOW) is formed byBetty Friedan. 1968_ Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) & the end of gender segregated want ads in the U.S. 1970_ Katie Millett publishes Sexual Politics & is on cover of Time Magazine. 1994_ In Egypt the Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) Task Force is founded by Marie Assaad. 1995_ the Women and Memory Forum is started in Egypt. 2009_ Lilly Ledbetter & The Fair Pay Act.2011_ Women are still fighting for equality and liberty in many countries around the World with the help of the United Nations (UN) Women.
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