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Monday, November 24, 2014

Women Who Were Assassinated For Their Convictions


November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a commemoration day highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 to honor the sacrifice of three women, the Mirabal sisters who were killed on November 25th 1960. Their deaths were ordered by the oppressive Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic. This day not only highlights their remembrance, but is key to the  global recognition  of violence against women in different parts of the world. For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we realize women who were assassinated for their convictions.

Though these women were tenacious in their duties, their lives were taken too soon. We acknowledge these women warriors for their  commitments. They persevered in the face of opposition and in many cases knew that their lives were on the line. But these courageous women believed that people should not live in fear. They believed in something greater than themselves. The biggest fear of all was abandoning their jobs. They felt strongly about their convictions! Thanks to many of their actions, we have been able to realize the injustices that people endure around the world.

May they live on in our hearts and minds. 
-Women For Action

[Also View The Mirabal Sisters Slideshow

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Honor of American Military Women: Veterans Day

  • Did you know Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean) was a World War II defense worker? 
  • Did you know Mary McLeod Bethune, a renowned civil rights activist pressured the U.S. Army to let black women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC)? 
  • Did you know the first female rabbi to serve in the U.S. military was also one of the very first female rabbis ever in U.S. history? That was merely over 30 years ago! 

These are all very fascinating facts. Yet our feature slide show only covers a small portion of women's achievements in the U.S. military!