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February 7, 2020
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: 132 centenarian voters, 110-year-woman oldest electorate
More than 130 centenarian voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the February 8 election and they will be treated “as a VIP” on the polling day, officials said on Thursday. Earlier, the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) office had identified 150 centenarian voters but the number was...
February 6, 2020
Source: History
Women leaders who were elected to highest office
More than 70 nations worldwide have seen a woman lead their governments in the modern era. Some have been elected, some appointed; some served for relatively brief terms, while others have left an enduring legacy behind them. These seven women are among the most formidable of history’s elected...
February 6, 2020
Source: NPR
Finland's women-led government has equalized family leave: 7 months for each parent
People often ponder how the world might be different if more women were in political power. In Finland, where women lead the five parties in the coalition government, here's one change they're making: equal paid leave for both parents in a family. Finland's government, led by 34-year-old Prime...
February 5, 2020
Delhi elections: Women voters want manifesto to address more than their safety issues
While political parties are sweating it out to woo the electorate ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, women voters in the national capital feel manifestos should offer more to them than limiting their demands to safety issues. Adult females of different age groups and from varied demographics here...
February 5, 2020
Source: VOA News
Cameroon urges women to vote next week despite threats
Civic groups, political parties and the government are pleading for the women of Cameroon to vote in next week's local and parliamentary elections, despite threats by separatist groups who have vowed to disrupt the polls. Female candidates, and women who campaigned on behalf of others fear their...
February 4, 2020
UK: What's it like being an MP in your twenties?
“I liked it when my Twitter was just mine and it was only my friends”, says Amy Callaghan. “I could tweet about far more mundane things, more about what I was watching on Netflix than the political matters of the day.” Callaghan is 27 years old, and these days her social media presence cannot be...
February 3, 2020
The Liberia Elections Observation Network campaigns for 30% women’s representation at capitol
The Liberia Elections Observation Network (LEON), in collaboration with Carter Center, has begun an aggressive campaign to bring to realization the 30% representation of women in the political and governance process that has lingered in the Legislature for years now. It can be recalled that the...
January 30, 2020
Source: Phys
US: Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters
In new research fittingly published in the year marking the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S., two political scientists trace the evolution of women's voting behavior, turnout and candidate choice. "A Century of Votes for Women: American Elections Since Suffrage," from...
January 30, 2020
Source: Yahoo
One mom grew so frustrated with the lack of women in politics that she started a PAC to get women elected
It’s no secret that the United States is drastically, embarrassingly far behind other modernized nations when it comes to female political leadership. When countries around the world are electing women to the highest office, we are still talking about whether a woman is even capable of living in...