Lucy Report — march 6, 2016

This second edition of the Lucy Report falls at the beginning of Women’s History Month in the U.S. and the global celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March, 8.

This year’s theme is #pledgeforparity. Some who read last week asked how I am defining what the Lucy Report will cover. I think curated content on the struggle for and achievement of Parity and Progress of women sums it up nicely.

In honor of International Women’s Day:

First, check out these stunning photos from National Geographic taken by girls of child marriage in Kenya through a project by photographer Stephanie Sinclair.

Oscar Film Spurs Stronger Law Against Killing Women for ‘Dishonoring’ Family

“A Girl in the River,” won the Best Documentary Short last week for its portrayal of a Pakistani survivor of an ‘honor’ killing. When Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won, she said: “This is what happens when determined women get together.” Read on HuffPo what happened next.

The best — and worst — places to be a working woman — The data crunchers at The Economist have gathered the numbers for dozens of nations and created a tool to adjust the rankings based on your priorities (wage gap, paid maternity leave, senior leadership, etc.) Worth tinkering with.

Berta Caceres, Honduran human rights and environment activist, murdered — The murder of Berta Caceres this week is a reminder the struggle for human rights often exacts great sacrifice. Read and learn about this remarkable woman.

From the archives: Iranian Women Demonstrate for International Women’s Day — 1979 — A stunning photo — and the story behind it.

Website of the week: The above story and photo comes from Women in the World, Tina Brown’s joint venture with the NYT. Check it out, see what you think.

Reader recommendation: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, by Jill Lepore, is recommended by Susan Fritschler, on loan from James Head. Susan says: “In many ways, it is a history of the women’s rights movement” in the 1910s and 1920s.

Lucy of the week:

Lucy Burns — one of the so-called “Iron Jawed Angels,” a co-founder of the National Woman’s Party, a frequent White House picketer, and someone who knew her way around a jail cell.

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