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November 15, 2018
Youngest woman in zimbabwe’s parliament works to boost youths’ civic engagement
Barely more than one-third of the members of Zimbabwe’s Parliament are women, and the average age of past election candidates has been over 50. That’s part of what makes Joanah Mamombe, the 25-year-old woman who represents Harare West, exceptional – and her work with young people is already...
November 14, 2018
Source: Nhan Dan
Vietnam: Increasing participation of women in politics
NDO - The Presidium of the Vietnam Women's Union held a meeting with female deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi, on November 13. Vietnamese women have made considerable contributions to the national socio-economic, security and defence development. Female deputies of the 14th...
November 12, 2018
In German politics, women still have a long way to go
Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women's suffrage. But there's still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics. At a recent conference of Germany's Christian Democrat (CDU) youth wing, Chancellor Angela...
November 9, 2018
Source: Roll Call
American women won at the ballot in record numbers. Here’s what’s next
Historic wins for women in the midterm elections drove home the interpretation that 2018 was, indeed, the “Year of the Woman.” But it remains unknown whether women’s political capital will continue to rise. The 101 women and counting who won House races face numerous obstacles to standing out in a...
November 9, 2018
Indian women are voting more than ever. Will they change Indian society?
Are Indian women voting at higher rates than before? Women in India are casting their ballots more frequently, and in greater numbers. Women’s turnout has actually been higher than that of men in two-thirds of India’s state elections. This is a remarkable turn of events in a deeply patriarchal,...
November 7, 2018
Source: Politico
Voters send record number of women to US Congress
Female candidates for Congress made history on Tuesday night, with more than 100 women sweeping into office on the strength of a Democratic House takeover powered in large part by college-educated female voters. The women winning House seats also marked several milestones for diverse representation...
November 7, 2018
Source: Newshub
Record level of women in New Zealand Parliament
There are 46 women in the 52nd Parliament of New Zealand, the highest level of representation for women in its history. Women make up 38.4 percent of the total 120 MPs in the new Parliament, a boost of 7 percent on the previous Parliament which was 31.4 percent women. The percentage of women in the...
November 7, 2018
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins, becoming youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress
Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her race for a U.S. House seat in New York’s 14th District on Tuesday, becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. The 29-year-old political newcomer made headlines nationwide in June when she unexpectedly defeated 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley...
November 7, 2018
Source: NPR
A list of firsts for women in this year's midterm elections
With women making up only 20 percent of Congress, there are many types of women — especially women of color — who have never been represented on Capitol Hill. The record-breaking wave of female candidates in 2018 comes with a list of firsts among those women. Here's a list of some of those firsts,...