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Wednesday, June 12, 2019
It’s time for women in politics to adopt the strategy of their opponents
By Ana Stevenson, For more than a century, the same tactics and tropes have been used against women in politics. Now they must turn the tables. In spring 1919, Congress adopted the 19th Amendment. Ratification came more than a year later on Aug. 18...
Friday, May 17, 2019
In abortion fight, 2020 female candidates lead call to arms
For Senator Elizabeth Warren, the moment brought up memories of “back alley butchers” and “desperate women.” Senator Kamala Harris compared it to “a scene from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’” And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand warned about a “war on women,”...
Monday, March 18, 2019
In 2020 field full of women, some men signal they will pick a female vice President
With a record number of female candidates running for president, some male Democratic contenders are signaling that a woman will be on their 2020 ticket — just not at the top. Two male candidates, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Beto O’Rourke...
Thursday, January 10, 2019
I was the youngest woman in Congress. Here's my advice to those who have taken my place
By Elise Stefanik, When I was sworn in four years ago, I was given wise counsel by the previous youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Now, I'm proud to do the same. Now that the 116th Congress is sworn into office, I am proud and honored to pass...
Friday, January 04, 2019
It’s official: Nancy Pelosi is elected speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi is officially House speaker. And in being sworn in, she’s making history for the second time. Pelosi became the first female speaker in 2007 and served until 2011. Succeeded by two Republican men, she remains the only female speaker....
Friday, November 30, 2018
Indigenous congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland reflects on historic win
Haaland was 1 of 2 Native American women to be elected to the U.S. congress on Tuesday Deb Haaland was one of two Indigenous women to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, and she says she can't be happier with the historic win...
Friday, September 28, 2018
If you want more women in politics, don’t look to the GOP
By Jennifer Rubin, The Pew Research Center has some interesting data on voters’ views about the gender gap in politics: Republicans and Democrats have widely different views about where things stand today and what factors are holding women back....
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Is the record number of women candidates a 2018 blip — or a lasting trend?
Lauren Underwood, Democratic House candidate in Illinois' 14th district, is part of a record boom of women running for office in 2018 – from Congress to governorships to state legislatures across the country. But she didn't just wake up one day and...
Thursday, September 06, 2018
In 2018, black women like Ayanna Pressley are fighting for political power — and winning
Ayanna Pressley pulled off an unexpected victory on Tuesday in the Democratic congressional primary in Massachusetts’s Seventh District, beating 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano with 59 percent of the vote. Barring a last-minute write-in...
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
International Conference at Rutgers University on Resisting Women's Political Leadership
This conference seeks to explore in the nature, origins, and manifestations of resistance to women’s political leadership, taking a global perspective and engaging scholars and practitioners working in a host of related areas. Positioned at the...
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
IPI's Conversations on Prevention for Sustaining Peace: Exploring the Transformative Potential of the Sustainable Development Goal on Gender Equality
The concept of sustaining peace—as enshrined in the identical General Assembly/Security Council resolutions of April 27, 2016—offers a new consensus and vision for the UN’s work, in which prevention plays a central role. Prevention continues,...
Thursday, September 01, 2016
I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) here. As a child of immigrant parents and as a woman of color, I grew...
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me
This blog post was written by 2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park and published on 22 August 2016 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) here. As a child of immigrant parents and as a woman of color, I grew...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Interactive map of women in American State Legislatures for 2016
Approximately 1,809 women serve in the 50 American state legislatures at the beginning of the 2016 legislative session. This means that women make up 24.5 percent of all state legislators nationwide. This represents little change from the 2015...
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Inspirational US policy wins prestigious international prize on ending violence against women
Future Policy Award 2014: Duluth Model is world’s best policy / Exemplary laws from Burkina Faso and Austria win Silver / Vision Award goes to Istanbul Convention Hamburg/Geneva/New York – 14 October 2014: The “Coordinated Community Response...
Friday, September 26, 2014
Interview with Deborah Jordan Brooks
In her recent memoir “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ’88, D-NY, describes being treated differently than her male counterparts in Congress. We wrote to government professor Deborah Jordan Brooks, who has studied gender stereotypes in...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
If not Hillary Clinton, then Sarah Palin for 2016, poll shows
When it comes to women in the White House, Sarah Palin takes the cake in Americans’ eyes, a new poll found. The Economist/YouGov poll asked participants which female candidate — other than Hillary Clinton — they’d like to see run for the high office...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Insecurity in Honduras and the Upcoming Elections: What's at Stake for Central America
Of the more than 12 elections taking place in Latin America over the next year, the upcoming presidential election in Honduras is perhaps the most pivotal. With the highest homicide rate in the world, diminishing economic freedom, and increasing...