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Mariam Milad was the first Christian woman to found an Egyptian political party. She has run for parliament, and lost, three times. Undaunted, she is now preparing for her fourth parliamentary...
Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles said that women are his "weakness" and added he was convinced that they will be the ones who win him the presidency next month when he...
There is an Ethel, a Melanie, a Dana, a Jolie, a Melody, a Nancy, a Judith, and a Margaret who would prefer voters call her Peggy. Women are all over Lake and Porter county ballots this spring. Some...

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These women haven’t won Nobel Prizes or hit the speaking circuit. But they’re pushing boundaries, changing norms, saving lives, and speaking up — even where bad news dominates the headlines. We...

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TOWARDS ensuring more women participation in politics and governance ahead of next year’s general elections, women groups have begun to mobilise across party lines in order to get more political...
The 2016 National Elections are not that far away. It is timely and important that we not wait until then to begin having constructive discussions about who should be given the opportunity and...

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Are you considering your next career move? Want to advance faster in leadership or compensation? Puzzled by power politics in the office? Accelerate your career and uptick your leadership skills with...
 In a country where they have been playing second fiddle to men for centuries, women candidates outnumber men in the ongoing polls to the West Bengal village councils, the third tier of India's...

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Megumi Kaneko stood on a podium in front of a poster of herself and dissolved into tears as she urged the mostly-male audience to pick her in this weekend’s Japanese election.
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their...
Guide / Training Material Resource
This manual brings together training material used in Vital Voices advocacy and campaign skills trainings across the globe.  
Are you a college junior, senior, or recent graduate interested in running for office one day?  The Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship brings together seven young women from across the country to...
 As they vie for the highest jobs, it's the uncomfortable question that can't be ignored. For about as long as women have been running for office, people who care about women’s lot have wondered...
Academic Paper / Article Resource
Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government....
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem?
The first time Senator Patty Murray ran for local office, she was so embarrassed to ask people for money for her campaign that she and her husband held a garage sale. But her generous husband could...
The Pacific lags behind much of the world when it comes to women in parliament and Australia could do much better too. One group has been working for the last 18 years to get Australian women into...

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For a while there in 2011, or at least for a few minutes that August, Michele Bachmann was a real contender for the Republican presidential nomination. The race she ran offers several lessons for...
Barbara Norrander is Professor of Political Science at the University of Arizona. She studies gender differences in public opinion and voting behavior. In particular, she has investigated the gender...
Her: A simple pronoun and basic linguistic tool in the everyday English vernacular. But, in the context of women in politics, “her” is more than a grammatical component. It is a symbol of slowly...

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