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Thursday, December 26, 2013
2016 Dream ticket: Hillary and Michelle
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 responsibility to succeed President Barack Obama. The...
Monday, December 16, 2013
Running for Office Candidate Training
 The Political Institute for Women's mission is to politically engage, educate and empower every woman. The Institute trains women to run for elected office, pursue careers in politics and be vocal, effective advocates in their community. We offer...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
New laws ignored, so women trailed in Kenya 2013 election
New laws designed to increase the number of elected women in Kenyan politics had no effect on the 2013 elections because those concerned failed to implement them, the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) said. “We have good laws that we are not using...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Delhi: Parties claim big, but still keep women out
Campaigning for the December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi ended on Monday with around 25 rallies and road shows being organised in the capital. The public engagement programmers included those by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Can Women Save US Democrats in 2014?
The Democratic Party is hoping 2014 will be a Year of the Woman—again. As party operatives prepare for the midterm elections, Democratic women are being cast in starring roles, on the ballot and at the ballot box, as the party tries to take back...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
As Fund-Raisers in Congress, Women Break the Cash Ceiling
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 not stop himself from giving away an expensive lawn...
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Socialist Bachelet faces runoff election in Chile
The leader in the race for president of Chile, Michelle Bachelet took 47% of the vote in November 17th elections. She will face a run-off against opponent Evelyn Matthei of the ruling center-right Alliance on December 15 who received 25% of the vote...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Michelle Bachelet wins first round in Chile's presidential election
Socialist Michelle Bachelet handily won a first round of Chile's presidential race Sunday, with voters putting her on track to replace the country's conservative leader following a runoff in December. Bachelet, Chile's first woman president 2006-...
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Chilean student leader Camila Vallejo elected to Congress
Camila Vallejo, who helped spearhead Chile's student uprising in 2011,has been elected to Congress alongside three other former university leaders, underscoring a generational shift in the country's politics. The 25-year-old communist shot to...
Friday, November 15, 2013
Chile's election: A tale of two daughters
Chile holds a presidential election on Sunday and both frontrunners are women - the socialist Michelle Bachelet and her right-wing rival Evelyn Matthei. In a region where politics is still very much a man's game, that, in itself, is remarkable...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
UN Women - The Autocomplete Truth
A series of ads in which misogynistic Google autocomplete searches were superimposed over women's mouths became an Internet sensation last month, and the campaign from international advocacy group UN Women has now expanded.   We invit eour users to...
Friday, October 25, 2013
Political Parties and Democracy in Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
The abuse of public roles and resources for private benefit, although in many societies terms like “public,” “private,” and “abuse” are matters of considerable political dispute. Much corruption in established democracies involves efforts by...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
There's less hostility to women candidates than often thought
Hillary Clinton's near-tear on the eve of the 2008 New Hampshire primary was a political game-changer. "I couldn't do it if I didn't just passionately believe it was the right thing to do," Clinton told a local resident. "I have so many...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Miami Advocacy and Politics Workshop - 12/2/13
Advocacy 101 is a two-hour course that gives an overview of policymaking at the state legislative and municipal levels of government. The course illustrates basic forms of advocacy as well how to effectively communicate with elected officials and...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Women in technology gain new political clout
When first lady Michelle Obama comes to San Francisco on a two-day trip starting Saturday to raise money for the Democratic Party, she doesn't plan the typical meet-and-greets. One of her events will include a small roundtable in the San Francisco...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Women's discussion club of Kyrgyzstan uses Albright Award to bring women together across party lines
Even though Kyrgyzstan has had a female president and women hold 23 percent of the seats in its 120-member parliament, women are still struggling to carve out leadership roles in the legislature and political parties. But a local women’s group is...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Barillari: ‘Elect Her’ initiative supports need for women in politics on SU campus
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 rising equality in representation — too slowly, in...
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Women as Agents of Change: Advancing the Role of Women in Politics and Civil Society
There is growing recognition of the untapped capacity and talents of women and women’s leadership. In the last 10 years, the rate of women’s representation in national parliaments globally has grown from 13.1 percent at the end of 1999 to 18.6...

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