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women's clubs

(Encyclopedia) women's clubs, groups that offer social, recreational, and cultural activities for adult females. Particularly strong in the United States, they became an important…

women's movement

(Encyclopedia) women's movement: see feminism ; woman suffrage .

Mississippi State University for Women

(Encyclopedia) Mississippi State University for Women, at Columbus; the first state-supported women's college; chartered 1884, opened 1885 as Mississippi Industrial Institute and…

League of Women Voters

(Encyclopedia) League of Women Voters, voluntary public service organization of U.S. citizens. Organized in 1920 in Chicago as an outgrowth of the National American Woman Suffrage…

National Organization for Women

(Encyclopedia) National Organization for Women (NOW), group founded (1966) to support full equality for women in America in a truly equal partnership with men. Its founder and…

Young Women's Christian Association

(Encyclopedia) Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), organization whose stated mission is to empower women and girls and to eliminate racism. The movement is…