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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Nigeria: Female PDP aspirant makes case for woman president
As the 2019 election is approaching, more women are beginning to express interest in contesting the presidential election on different political platforms. One of such women, Princess Oyenike Oyedele Roberts, who recently expressed willingness to...
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Joyce Banda
Forbes Women Africa met up with former Malawian President Joyce Banda in Johannesburg just before her return to Malawi after four years away. One of four female presidents Africa has ever had, she spoke about her plans but is guarded about her...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
INEC in Abuja decries low participation of women in politics
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has decried low participation of women in political processes. The Commission said despite the fact that women constitute 48 percent of the population, only 5.8 percent  of them hold political...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Ruth Mandel
Framed photos of trailblazing political women line the walls and bookshelves of a second floor corner office of Ruth Mandel, co-founder of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. See here Mandel's interview with NorthJersey...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US: Record numbers of women are running, but how many can win?
With primary season underway and a record number of women on ballots nationwide, the question now is how many will make it to office after elections in November. The reality is that many of the women running face long odds. Of the 40 women who have...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Paper on women legislators and economic performance
The ” Women legislators and economic performance” working paper by researchers at the universities of Essex, Michigan, Siegen, and Youngstown has found that Indian constituencies that elected women recorded “significantly higher growth” in economic...
Friday, June 08, 2018
The women running in the midterms during the Trump era
By Margaret Talbot, Four hundred and seventy-two women have entered the race for the House this year, which is a lot of women. Fifty-seven women have filed or are likely to file their candidacies for the Senate. A useful comparison is to 2012, which...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Video on women candidates and campaign finance
Women continue to be severely underrepresented in decision-making processes and bodies across the world at all levels. In fact,  the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) reports  only 23% of members of parliament (MPs) are women. A major contributing...
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Women running for office brings necessary change to American politics
By Blessing Aghimien, From the Women’s March to the #MeToo movement, the world has seen a culture shift when it comes to women demanding respect from those in charge. Now, hundreds of women across the country are embarking on a new challenge —...
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Win or lose, Tuesday’s primaries are a big deal for women
In a year that has broken records for the number of women running for office, the primaries in eight states this week might be considered Super Tuesday for female candidates. More of them will appear on ballots for congressional and statewide...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Lebanese women determined to continue fight for more political representation
BEIRUT — Earlier this month, Lebanon voted in parliamentary elections to fill seats based on a new system of proportional representation. After the ballots were counted, women occupied six of the 128 seats. This small number looks even smaller when...
Monday, June 04, 2018
Women ready to run for office in Egypt
CAIRO — Egypt has yet to pass a law needed to hold local elections, but hundreds of women will not be wallflowers waiting for an invitation to run for office. Thanks to an initiative dubbed “The Councils Are Ours,” potential candidates will be...
Monday, June 04, 2018
More women file for office, but Oklahoma’s gender gap persists
Just 35 women filed for one of the 125 Oklahoma legislative seats that were up for election in 2012. This year, there will be nearly four times as many women running for the same number of seats. And following a trend across the nation, women will...
Friday, June 01, 2018
US: Will 2018’s ‘pink wave’ of female candidates make it in Congress?
By Amanda Clayton and Pär Zetterberg, Articles about the “pink wave” — the record number of women who have entered midterm congressional races — are appearing regularly in top media outlets. And as this month’s primaries in Pennsylvania suggest,...
Friday, June 01, 2018
With more women running for office in US, new opportunities — and challenges — arise
The historic wave of women running for Congress and governor this year already has landed 78 women on November ballots in several states. It also has revealed an uncomfortable truth: To seize political power in a landscape still dominated by men,...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Women continuing to make headway in Georgia politics
Is this the year of the woman in Georgia politics? Based on the results of the May 22 primary election, including the local races, it may be. Politics has been a male-dominated industry in the state for centuries, with no female governors or even...
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Record number of women on the ballot in Lebanon’s first parliamentary elections since 2009
In its highly anticipated parliamentary election in almost ten years, Lebanon saw a record number of women on the ballot. An unprecedented 113 women registered as candidates, and 86 of them made it to candidate lists. This was a whopping increase...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Charlotte Talks: The rise of women in politics
2018 has seen the rise of women in politics. With more women running for and holding office than in years past. For many people, 2018 is seen as a big moment for women in politics. 43 percent of the democratic nominees for the US House of...