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May 10, 2019
Asked if a woman can win, 2020 candidates offer an easy answer: ‘I have’
RESTON, Iowa — Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York had a request: Before anyone mocked her claim that she was the Democratic presidential candidate best positioned to take on President Trump, at least listen to the evidence. Ms. Gillibrand won her first House race in an upstate conservative...
May 10, 2019
Nepal survey: does a seat at the table guarantee gender equality?
Nepal’s constitution mandates that women hold at least 33% of seats in the national parliament and provincial assemblies, and at least 40% in local governments. These provisions, enshrined in 2015, have given a record number of women a place at the table in Nepal’s political sphere. In spite of...
May 9, 2019
Source: News Hub
Jacinda Ardern voted Australia's most trusted politician
Two weeks out from the general election, Australia says its most trusted politician is Jacinda Ardern. In a poll by Millward Brown, 1400 Australians were asked to score 12 politicians across six areas: relevance, integrity, shared values, commitment, affinity and follow-through. The clear winner of...
May 9, 2019
Why aren’t women a bigger force in Indian elections
For the first time, female voters are set to outnumber male voters in the world's largest national election. It is the largest election in the world, with 900 million registered voters. Initiated on April 11, India’s national elections will continue until May 23. And for the first time, pollsters...
May 9, 2019
A ‘Women’s New Deal’
A trio of high-profile leaders — Cecile Richards, Alicia Garza, Ai-jen Poo — introduce Supermajority, a group that wants to guide millions of American women toward political activism. First came the 2016 presidential election, then came an avalanche of activism. There was the Women’s March, and...
May 8, 2019
Source: Times Live
How the women's vote could make all the difference in South Africa
By Paul Berkowitz, The numbers are staggering: in the last general election, nearly 2.5-million more women voted than men. Voter turnout was significantly higher among women than men in 2014, when 76% of registered women voters came out to cast their ballot compared to 70% of men (10.6-million...
May 6, 2019
Source: Euroactiv
Kazakhstan could see first female presidential candidate as Ak Zhol party nominates Yespayeva
The Ak Zhol party nominated April 24 Daniya Yespayeva as its candidate for the 9 June presidential election. If confirmed by the Kazakhstan Central Election Commission, Yespayeva would be the first woman in Kazakh history to run for president. Yespayeva, a banker from the Aktobe Region, received 49...
May 3, 2019
Source: 5280
US: The very real effects of having more women in office
Colorado is already seeing the tangible benefits of having more women in the legislature, including a handful of bills aimed to uproot gender inequity in the workplace. After winning historic representation in the Colorado legislature in 2018, women legislators brought their lived experiences as...
May 3, 2019
Indonesia: To achieve real representation, women need more power in political parties
The race between Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto might have captured most of the media attention, but tomorrow nearly 8,000 candidates will also be competing for 575 seats in the national legislature (DPR). About 40 per cent of these candidates are women, the highest proportion of female...