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Left: Representative Shirley Chisholm announces her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. Right: Vice President Kamala Harris wears purple during hte 59th Presidential Inauguration. AP Photo; Greg Nash - Pool/Getty Images
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Kamala Harris' purple Inauguration Day outfit may have been a nod to the first Black woman to run for president
Kamala Harris made history on January 20 when she became the United States' first female, Black, and Asian American vice president. During the historic inauguration, she wore a bright purple dress and coat. The color purple has several possible...
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president as her husband, Doug Emhoff, looks on at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20. Alex Wong / Getty Images
Thursday, January 21, 2021
Kamala Harris became the first Black, South Asian VP with 'firsts' surrounding her
Harris, whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, was surrounded by firsts as she took the oath of office Wednesday. Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father — both immigrants — broke a nearly...
Women’s groups welcome move, but say implementing it in time for Feb. 8 vote will be challenging
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women in upcoming poll
GAROWE, Somalia, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly a third of Somalia's parliamentary seats will be reserved for female lawmakers in an election next month, the prime minister said, a measure long demanded by women's rights campaigners in...
Femme First
Thursday, January 14, 2021
India: Applications open for The She Runs Government Fellowship
Femme First Foundation – a non-partisan, non-profit organisation committed to amplifying women’s leadership in Indian politics – has opened applications for the She Runs Government Fellowship, India's first fellowship for women in politics. The...
ciwil
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Training workshop for women candidates in Trinidad and Tobago
CIWiL will be hosting an event entitled “Women in Politics: An information and training workshop for female candidates in the Tobago House of Assembly Election and Trinidad Local Government Bye-Election”. This event aims to create a space for female...
Brookings
Friday, January 08, 2021
The 19th Amendment at 100: Recapping the Brookings Gender Equality Series
The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most consequential in generations: the COVID-19 pandemic devastated lives and livelihoods; millions protested across the country for racial justice following the murder of George Floyd; and the U.S....
Speaking in a landmark press conference on Monday, ahead of the election which is now scheduled for January 7, 2021, the women coalition, comprising some of the nation’s foremost women advocates and politicians, called on the authority to ensure that the
Friday, January 08, 2021
Liberian women demand security for female senatorial candidate ahead of rescheduled election
Monrovia – A coalition of Liberian women have joined the only female and leading senatorial candidate in the ongoing election in Gbarpolu County, Madam Botoe Kanneh in seeking assurances from the Government of Liberia to provide security for her and...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Diatom Impact pushes for women’s participation in Nigerian politics with ElectHer Academy
Sunday Ehigiator Diatom Impact, in partnership with ElectHer Academy, has begun push to activate and engage more women in the political process with the aim to build a productive, and healthy community. This push stemmed from the belief that...
Monday, December 14, 2020
How much money did it take to win as a woman this year?
By Maura Relly, During the 2020 Congressional election, the campaign costs broke records once again, increasing from the $5.72 billion spent in 2018 to an estimated $7.52 billion in 2020; and, the cost of running as a non-incumbent woman was no...
Kuwaiti women cast their ballots at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kuwait City on December 5, 2020. (AFP)
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Kuwaitis wonder why even the women voted for men
Some women suggested on social media that time has come for a quota system. KUWAIT – The curtain has fallen on the legislative elections in Kuwait. Preliminary results show that women gained no new seats in the new parliament and that the only...
Some 30 candidates under the age of 45 will join the new lawmaking body
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Kuwait election delivers all-male parliament
All of the female candidates in Kuwait's parliamentary election lost their races. The unofficial opposition took nearly half of the seats, amid calls for reforms over corruption and high debt.  Kuwait's new parliament will be led by an all-male ...
Monday, December 07, 2020
COVID-19 and Elections: ensuring the electoral participation of persons with disabilities
UNDP and the Electoral Assistance Division of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs are co-organizing a webinar to discuss and share some good practices on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in electoral...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Following election, Jordan sees drop in female lawmakers
Only 15 women make it into parliament thanks to quota system for minorities. The results of this week’s Jordanian parliamentary vote announced on Wednesday were disappointing for advocates of gender equality, as only 15 women were elected to the 130...
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Kamala Harris's impact on women in politics
The historic victory of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has underscored the expanding opportunities for women in politics, from running to office to helping others run. The 2020 election inspired record numbers of voters to cast their ballots...
Monday, November 09, 2020
'You can't be what you can't see': Female politicians of color discuss what Harris' win means to them
The ascension of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect is both symbolic and important to many women across the United States, and several female politicians of color expressed on CNN Sunday morning...
Monday, November 09, 2020
Sex tapes and stereotypes: Women jostle for bigger place in Georgian politics
In the rough-and-tumble world of Georgian politics, election campaigns can be merciless - especially for the small number of women candidates who enter the fray. But as the ex-Soviet Republic gears up for elections on Saturday, a new gender quota...
Monday, November 09, 2020
With Harris as VP, South Asian women see an opening into politics
After Joe Biden was projected to have won the presidency Saturday morning, Kamala Harris is set to become the next vice president of the U.S., making her the first Asian American, the first Black person and the first woman to hold the office. For...
Monday, November 09, 2020
The impact of the cost of politics on inclusive political participation in Uganda
This study applied a conceptual framework that uses a comparative and gendered approach to estimate the cost of politics, using a set of pre-identified variables regularly incurred by both candidates seeking political office and elected...

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