On Wednesday, 16-year-old Aava Murto took over for a day as prime minister of Finland. The move was part of an international effort called "Girls Takeover", designed to bring attention to the rights of girls.
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In today's news roundup, protests break out across the US after no police are charged in the killing of Breonna Taylor, US President Donald Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court, and Maya Gabeira sets a surfing record riding a monster wave.
United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of cancer on Friday, at age 87. Justice Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, was a powerful voice for women and minorities.
In today's news roundup, a fire destroys most of Europe's largest refugee camp, protests continue in Belarus despite a harsh government reaction, and Colin Kaepernick is back in the game - at least a video game.
Protests in the US over police violence against Black people have continued for nearly three months, stirred up repeatedly by new cases of police violence. The most recent case involved a Black man shot in the back by a white police officer.
Today is International Women’s Day - a day to celebrate women. The day reminds people that the work of women is important, that women face special problems, and that women are still not treated fairly in many places in the world.
Last Wednesday, Virginia became the 38th state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment. This approval raises the possibility that a rule protecting the rights of men and women equally will become part of US law.
To recap 2019, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some inspiring stories of people working for equality.
You may have heard that the World Cup-winning US women's soccer team is suing US Soccer over unequal pay. Though that's the most famous case, other female soccer players around the world are also fighting for equality.
In today's news roundup, a California company cuts electricity to avoid wildfires, women in Iran watch their first soccer game in 40 years, and the paintings of a famous chimpanzee artist will be sold in December.
In today's news roundup, millions in Assam, India may be left without a country, Italy forms a surprising new government, Andrew Luck retires from football early, and Carli Lloyd shows she can kick football field goals.