PDFs

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.

1969-70: Crystal City Chicano Students Strike

In 1969 Mexican American students at Cristal City high school were subject to systematic discrimination by the school board. In response the students protested and staged a mass walkout with the support of other Mexican American groups.

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.

1915: Glasgow Rent Strike

IN 1915 overcrowding gave landlords in Glasgow took advantage and increased the rent and evicted thousands who couldn't pay. In response the women of the estates banded together and chased away the eviction agents.

1977-80: Gay Activists Boycott Orange Juice

A rather strange chapter in history, Miami Dade county passed an ordinance banning discrimination against homosexuals in housing or employment, quite rare for 1977. In response a former beauty queen/popstar and an orange juice company worked to over turn the ordinance, which prompted a boycott of orange juice and the creation of a new snakebite, and a pie attack.