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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Connections: Discussing stereotypes faced by women in politics
The New York Times stirred debate with a piece about perceptions of sexism on the campaign trail. Six women are running for president in 2020, and record numbers of women are running for office on just about every level. The Times piece is called “A...
Monday, February 11, 2019
Count the number of women running for president. And get used to it.
By Margaret Carlson, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) whomped President Trump and then ungraciously rubbed it in. At the State of the Union — which she had forced the president to reschedule — she leaned over and clapped in his face. Women...
Friday, February 08, 2019
Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm's historic presidential run was "unbought and unbossed"
By Jenn M. Jackson, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring in a folding chair.” — Shirley Chisholm I first learned the name Shirley Chisholm when I was in my 20s. Barack Obama was running for president of the United States and I was...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Congress is more heavily female than at any point in history — thanks solely to new Democrats
By Philip Bump, On Thursday, the most heavily female House of Representatives in U.S. history selected a woman as its leader for the next two years, setting a new high-water mark in the gender diversity of the House and Congress as a whole. That...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Can quotas solve gender inequality in government?
The November 2018 election in the US will go down for a number of firsts. The first Somali American Muslim woman to be elected to office. The first Native American woman sent to Congress. And a record number of women elected to the House of...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Cynthia Nixon asked to turn down the AC. It isn’t silly. It’s symbolic
On Tuesday, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a request that seemed both trivial and audacious. For an upcoming Democratic primary debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she wanted the thermostat set to 76 degrees. It was the kind of news...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, wins Vermont Governor’s primary
On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognitionwhen she became the first transgender person elected to her...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Candidates in Tuesday’s primaries poised to break barriers for women of color and LGBTQ community
Voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont on Tuesday. This week’s round of primary voting will once again set the stage for more history-making moments for women in politics. Voters head to the polls in Connecticut,...
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...
Thursday, May 24, 2018
CWPPP & WGS event: Women mayors making a difference
The Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy and the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus organise a new event on the Go Local Spring Speaker Series. Massachusetts has 351 cities and towns; 48 of these have mayors. However, only 20% of the...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
Colorado has a history of women in politics — and a harassment problem
Nearly 40 percent of Colorado lawmakers are women, and the state has a history of women in powerful jobs. Reporter Bente Birkeland of the radio station KUNC asked about sexual harassment in the Colorado statehouse — and found a problem. Click here...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Can Female Leadership Change the California City Compton?
In 2013, 31-year-old Aja Brown made history as Compton’s youngest mayor. It was the culmination of a long journey for Brown—her grandmother had been murdered in the California city, and her family moved to another town after the tragedy. She is...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Cecilia Tkaczyk
TimesUnion interviews former Member of the New York State Senate, Cecilia Tkaczyk, on the topic of women in politics. Access the original interview here. What brought you into politics? In 2012 I was on the Duanesburg school board and we were...
Monday, June 06, 2016
Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa
The Women’s Foreign Policy Group will host on June 20th an event around the theme “Celebrating Women Leaders benefit luncheon on Combating Terrorism, Regional Conflicts, and Migration Challenges in the Middle East and Africa”. This year, the event...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Convened by the White House: the United State of Women
There’s a lot that’s been done by and for women and girls, but there’s still plenty to do. Convened by the White House, the United of State Summit will celebrate what has been achieved and how to take action moving forward. Covering key gender...
Friday, May 13, 2016
Colorado, Vermont, and Arizona, are the three states of the USA with the highest proportion of women legislators
The political participation of women is currently a hot topic in American politics. In the race to the 2016 United States presidential elections, different polls declare Hillary Clinton a strong candidate to become the first female President of the...
Monday, March 21, 2016
CSW60 Side Event on women in decision-making
The International Alliance of Women: Equal Rights – Equal Opportunities is hosting a discussion on Wednesday March 23 in New York on the topic of women in decision-making. Co-sponsored with the Council of Women Leaders, Equality Now, the Reflective...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
CSW60 Youth Forum
UN Women and YWCA will host the CSW60 Youth Forum on March 11th and 12th 2016, a few days before the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 60 starts in New York. This forum, a first of its kind, will be open to all young women and young men...