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Monday, March 16, 2020
'2020 will be my year': the push to elect women in Vanuatu, a nation with no female MPs
Motoralivoa Hilda Lini stands at the front door of Vanuatu’s parliament, wearing an elegant pink dress and customary pig tusks on her wrists, signifying her chiefly status. When the Guardian apologises for being late, because we had been waiting on...
Monday, March 09, 2020
'We still have a problem with female authority': how politics sets a trap for American women
“Gender in this race?” Senator Elizabeth Warren said outside her home on Thursday. “You know that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah! There was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no...
Monday, February 17, 2020
'Be yourself': Ex-British PM Theresa May advises women in politics
Be yourself" is the advice former British prime minister Theresa May gave to the Global Women's Forum in Dubai on Monday (Feb 17), explaining how she had risen to the top job despite refusing to conform to masculine traditions in politics. "I did my...
Monday, January 20, 2020
'Little Women' reminds us how stuck we have been on judging female politicians
"I am angry nearly every day of my life," Laura Dern's Mrs. March (Marmee) says, wearily, in Greta Gerwig's "Little Women," a 2019 film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's beloved 1868 novel of the same name about a quartet of New England sisters. "I'...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'Based in hatred': Violence against women standing in Colombia's elections
The body of mayoral candidate Karina García was found shot and incinerated in her car in the Cauca department of southern Colombia, on 1 September. For weeks, García had reported receiving threats and asked the government for increased protection...
Friday, March 15, 2019
'Snail's pace' progress of women in politics calls for tougher measures, leaders say
By Ellen Wulfhorst, UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of women in the top echelons of world politics has crawled to an all-time high, but progress is so slow that more quotas and incentives are called for, female leaders said...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
'Women in Politics Night' in the Newburyport Public Library
The Greater Newburyport Women In Action Huddle has scheduled “Women in Politics Night” for June 14 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Newburyport Public Library program room. Candidates Jennifer Rocco-Runnion, Diana DiZoglio and Christina Eckert will...
Monday, November 06, 2017
'Fed up with the old boys' club': Women elected to top municipal jobs across Quebec
7 of 18 borough mayors elected in Montreal are women, as are many city councillors and other Quebec mayors.   Yesterday, Montrealers elected a woman to be mayor for the first time.  "We have written a new page in Montreal's history books," mayor-...