Though our foremothers fought difficult battles in order to gain women the rights to vote, to work, and to own property, we know there's still work to do. In many areas of the world, women have few advocates. But how do we measure success in advancing the status of women in this world?
On Wednesday, January 21, Wood Library (134 North Main Street, Canandaigua) will host a free program on women's gains or losses world-wide since the last United Nations Conference on Women, which was held in Beijing in 1995. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Kathleen Hendrix will discuss the ways women have gained or lost ground during the last 20 years, how this has impacted men, and why a fifth conference has not been called. Hendrix was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the conference and associate director of the President's Interagency Council on Women during the Clinton Administration. For more information, call 394-1381 or visit woodlibrary.org.