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Category: Women’s History Month

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What is Girl Up?

Girl Up Club is an initiative started by the UN Foundation to help support UN agencies that focus on adolescent girls. Around the world, there are chapters of Girl Up Clubs, including one here at City. The mission of Girl Up is to inspire a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change. It has […]

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Period Poverty

What is Period Poverty? The American Women’s Medical Association (AWMA) defines period poverty as “inadequate access to menstrual hygiene tools and education, including but not limited to sanitary products, washing facilities, and waste management.” There are many menstrual injustices that accompany period poverty. Menstruation is often linked to shame and stigma, including culturally and socially. Menstruation education is poor and […]

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Notable Women Throughout History

This list was collected at the last meeting of the Girl Up Club. Katherine Johnson who did all of the calculations for the first space flights. Without her contributions they wouldn’t have been possible  Malala Yousafzai, she is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel prize laureate Ada Lovelace, pioneer in mathematics, created the concept of an […]

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Supporting Local, Women Owned Businesses

Business is traditionally a male dominated field that women have been left out of.  40% of US businesses are women-owned. (WBENC) Women who own businesses are reportedly 43% more likely than men to be worried about limited access to money affecting their companies. (PlanBeyond). Only 2% of women-owned businesses ever reach a revenue of 1 million dollars. (Forbes) This means […]

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Henrietta Lacks: The Mother of Modern Medicine

The month of March is Women’s History Month – a time to celebrate the contributions women have made to various fields throughout history. During this time of year, there are so many women that need to be recognized for their involvement in math, literature, physics, medicine, and a myriad of other fields. This article will be discussing one woman who […]