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Since the beginning of the 112th Congress in January 2011, the Republican-controlled House has cast 55 votes for anti-women policies that undermine women’s health, roll back women’s rights, and defund programs and institutions that provide support for women. “House Republicans have voted repeatedly for legislation that would be harmful to women’s health and women’s rights,” said Rep. Waxman.

Jane Hungerford Milbank organized an "Army of Columbians," named after the female symbol of America, Columbia, to "train women, to broaden them, to teach them to take orders and obey commands and work as a team." (NYTimes, 19 May 1915) She believed that women would need to protect themselves and their country if the Germans came to the US in WWI, and also that women's suffrage demanded women's military readiness.

Mrs. Margaret Howe holds the emblem representing the Oregon delegation at a women's suffrage parade in 1913 in Washington DC. At this march/ parade, the women held banners representing states that already had women's suffrage. Oregon women obtained the right to vote in 1912.

South Sudan: crisis looms for people displaced by conflict – in pictures

A girl stands inside the UN mission in South Sudan's military base in Tomping, near #Juba airport. The #UN has been criticised by aid organisations for an alleged failure to improve the sanitary situation in the area. Most refugees fear they will be killed if they leave the camp, either by government troops or civilians belonging to the Dinka tribe. Photographs by Jacob Zocherman

Feminist and revolutionary Qiu Jin was born in 1875 in China. She was vocal about women's rights and pressed for better access to education for women. At the time it was still customary for women to have their feet bound at the age of five, rendering women crippled and severely dependent on others. Qiu Jin encouraged women to resist oppression by their families and by the government, and to gain financial independence through education. She was beheaded by the authorities at the age of 31.