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Thursday, September 13, 2018
By the numbers: women congressional candidates in 2018
All congressional primary elections other than Louisiana (which holds a jungle primary on November 6th) are now complete, giving us the opportunity to take stock of women's candidacies and put their successes into context. Note that our findings on...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nigeria: Female aspirant, others eye Badaru’s seat in Jigawa
As the 2019 general elections draw near, those who want to wrest power from the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar, are busy strategising. To this end, their posters have virtually taken over major towns of the state. For the...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Nigeria: Women politicians reveal what men are doing to them
Women politicians in Kogi State have revealed what they have been going through in the hands of men in the state. The women alleged that they were being denied the opportunity to contest elective positions, and accused male politicians of “...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Africa's young female ministers: Mali follows Botswana, Zimbabwe
Mali’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Monday named Kamissa Camara as his new foreign minister, joining a 33 member cabinet tasked with restoring peace and rebuilding the economy in Keita’s second and final term. 35-year Camara previously...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Female MPs from around world to gather for UK suffrage event
More than 100 female politicians from around the world, from Afghanistan to the Vatican, will sit in the House of Commons for a landmark event to mark the centenary of women first winning the right to vote in the UK. The Women MPs of the World...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Meet Morgan Murtaugh, the youngest female congressional candidate
A young, female 20-something is looking to upset how things are done in Washington D.C. by defeating a long-entrenched incumbent. She’s the youngest person running for Congress in 2018. She’s not Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s not even a Democrat....
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
‘And I’m a mom.’ Candidates and voters warm to kids on the trail
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate for Congress, had finished a radio interview and was heading toward the stage at the local library where a crowd waited for her to begin an event with the mayor and a native-son-turned-...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Voices from the political trenches: Women candidates talk gender parity
“Voices from the Trenches: Women Candidates Talk Gender Parity,” a roundtable discussion on women in Quebec politics. At this roundtable discussion, women candidates—including Marie-Josée Forget (Québec Solidaire), Catherine Fournier (Parti...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
‘Something has actually changed’: Women, minorities, first-time candidates drive Democratic House hopes
A flood of women, minorities and first-time candidates is poised to radically alter the composition of Congress next year after winning Democratic primaries in record numbers in 2018. White men are in the minority in the House Democratic candidate...
Friday, September 07, 2018
Regional network to promote women in elections working group meeting in Tunis
To further discuss the establishment of a gender electoral network in the Arab region, the Organization of Arab Electoral Management Bodies (Arab EMBs), the UNDP and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International...
Friday, September 07, 2018
US: 2018 is the year of the woman on the ballot
By Brooke Baldwin, Cara McClure explains her decision this way. "I wasn't planning on running, and then I woke up that morning feeling guilty ... because I have so much to offer." McClure once battled homelessness as a single mother. But her...
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, September 05, 2018
Will women decide the Brazilian election? The potential impact of female voters and candidates
Polls suggest that women may play a decisive role in determining who wins the presidential race in Brazil this October. As many as two-thirds of women are currently undecided, and 60 percent reject one of the current front-runners, Congressman Jair...
Friday, August 31, 2018
IDEA Report : The use of new technologies in electoral processes
Over the past decade, new technologies have been playing an integral role in the organization of an increasing number of elections around the world. A number of countries have turned to a variety of technological solutions in a bid to make elections...
Friday, August 31, 2018
President urges political parties in Nigeria to be fair to women aspirants in 2019 elections
President Muhammadu Buhari has called on political parties to ensure conducive atmosphere for women aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections. Buhari said this on Thursday while addressing Nigerian women at the Women Political Aspirants...
Friday, August 24, 2018
How the next generation of women lawmakers can change America
In this crazy, politically volatile year, there’s been plenty to worry about. But amongst all the trouble, there’s a sign of hope: more women have won major party nominations in 2018 than ever before. The year and a half since Trump’s nomination has...
Friday, August 24, 2018
Muslim women poised to make political history
NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress. LAKSHMI SINGH, HOST: Turning now to politics, we'...
Friday, August 24, 2018
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern reminds media she's not the first woman to give birth
New Zealand’s Prime Minister and new mom Jacinda Ardern gets on with work, the CEO of Citigroup Latin America could be a contender for the top job, an Iranian photojournalist gets the shot despite being banned, an Australian senator sues her...