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Tuesday, June 04, 2019
19th Amendment: A century of pioneering women in US politics
One hundred years ago - on 4 June 1919 - Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the US constitution guaranteeing the right of American women to vote. The amendment was the product of decades of campaigning and slow progress since the first...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
100 years on, female MPs are still too few
By Helen Pankhurst and 19 others, This week marks 100 years since the first women gained the right to stand for election to the House of Commons – a landmark in Britain’s democratic history. Sadly, however, women continue to be desperately under-...
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
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...
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...
Monday, April 16, 2018
11 states have no women representing them in Congress
Progress is not inevitable. And it is rarely -- if ever -- complete. For women in American politics, each point of progress serves as a reminder of the progress we have yet to make toward equitable power and presence in government. Monday's swearing...
Monday, May 12, 2014
13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment,...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
17-year-olds voted at higher rate than parents in primary
Given the chance to vote for the first time in the March primary, 17 year olds turned out at a higher rate in Cook County than voters old enough to be their parents, according to a new study released today. A state law allowed 17 year olds who’d...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11 Things You Don’t Know About The Senate Sisterhood, USA
I have a story in this week’s magazine about the 20 Senate women and their growing—and positive—influence on the Upper Chamber. You can credit the tight, bipartisan bonds that these women have formed for not only seeding the compromise that reopened...