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Friday, November 09, 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...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
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...
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
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...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
12 charts that explain the record-breaking year women have had in American politics
Even before the votes are in, the numbers prove it: 2018 is the Year of the Woman. If Democrats retake the House, the Senate, or both, it’ll be because women launched the most effective, sustained resistance in generations, thousands more women...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Record number of women elected in Israeli municipal elections
Female politicians made history this week in Israel with a record of at least 11 women chosen to head cities and local councils across the country, five more than in the previous municipal elections. Six additional female candidates will contest run...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
Trailblazers of local democracy and gender equality in Rakhine
Daw Saw Yee and Daw Ohn Shwe have many things in common, but until recently their paths had not crossed. Both in their 50s, their communities elected the two women as village tract administrators in January 2018 during the third local elections to...
Tuesday, November 06, 2018
13 Questions about women and the midterms
By Susan Chira Conventional wisdom on women and politics goes like this: Women must pile up credentials because voters see men as more qualified.  Women are trusted on issues like education, health care and children; men on national security, crime...
Monday, November 05, 2018
Female politicians from around world mark century of UK women’s suffrage
A young Bosnian MP who denounced her uncle’s war crimes, a member of the Syrian opposition and a Gambian women’s rights campaigner are among the female parliamentarians who will sit in the House of Commons chamber this week. A landmark event on...
Friday, November 02, 2018
Take notes from women in politics
By Payton Saso, In today's society, college women tend to look to female celebrities and social media influencers for inspiration on how to be successful in life. While many of these women have incredible accomplishments and have surpassed great...
Friday, November 02, 2018
11 states have no women in congress. These candidates are trying to change that
By Carter Sherman, Kathleen Williams had a ritual for getting through a tough day back when she staffed the Montana Legislature: She’d go visit Jeannette Rankin, the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Well, not really. Since...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Ethiopia gets its first female supreme court president
Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in the country’s first female supreme court president, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to achieve gender parity in government. The appointment of Meaza Ashenafi comes two weeks after...
Thursday, November 01, 2018
Elene Khoshtaria
Elene Khoshtaria is a Member of Parliament and Member of the Gender Equality Council in Georgia. This interview was conducted in March 2017 in the margins of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in New York.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Female candidates break barriers, except when it comes to money
Rashida Tlaib, running in a tough six-way Democratic primary for a House seat in Michigan and positioning herself to be the first Muslim woman in Congress, was thrilled when a man who champions Muslim candidates across the country donated just under...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Transformational leadership for gender equality in the Caribbean: regional strategies and partnerships
Following recent elections in the Caribbean region, women’s representation in political office has increased, approaching or surpassing parity in some legislative chambers. This progress has drawn attention to women’s contributions to political...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Women in Palestine face violence and political exclusion, campaigner tells UN
Women are being shut out of Palestinian politics and excluded from peace talks, according to Randa Siniora, the first female Palestinian campaigner to address the UN security council. Speaking at the UN on Thursday, she said that while women in the...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Ethiopia’s new 50% women cabinet isn’t just bold—it’s smart
Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed is rewarding women’s contributions to the nation’s progress. In a cabinet reshuffle on Tuesday (Oct. 16), Abiy cut the number of ministries from 28 to 20 and named 10 women among the new appointees. Women will...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women candidates rewrite the political playbook
The impact of record numbers of women candidates has already been felt this election cycle. The #MeToo movement and anger about the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest has driven women to break free from some of the conventions that have...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women candidates poised to make history in 2018 midterm elections
The 1992 election is often referred to as "The Year of the Woman," as more women were elected to Congress than any year before. This year is set to be another record-breaking year by the same measure, and several women are poised to make history due...