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Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Patriarchy rules politics too, but these women want to change that
Urmila Singh has been helping women in Bihar nurture their political ambitions for over two decades now. She remembers how the 73rd and 74th amendments to the Constitution in 1993 had reserved a third of seats in all local bodies for women, and how...
Monday, September 14, 2020
Lawmaker who brought her newborn to the California statehouse joins other elected women challenging outdated notions around parenthood
Buffy Wicks held her newborn as she stood to speak on the floor of the California State Assembly. “Please, please, please pass this bill,” said the masked lawmaker during a short speech on housing legislation, her 1-month-old growing increasingly...
Monday, September 14, 2020
USU research study: Who is included – and excluded – when making county policies?
A research study conducted by Utah State University’s Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah. Susan Madsen, founding...
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Female leaders say sexism, threats come with the job
Local female leaders in Norman and Oklahoma City have been subject to threats, harassment and sexism in recent months. The COVID-19 pandemic coupled with urgent calls for racial justice have stirred a new group of vocal critics, with their anger...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
SNP to launch project aiming to get more Scots women into politics
THE SNP will tomorrow unveil a new project aimed at combating the gender balance in Scotland’s politics. Writing exclusively in The National, the party’s national women's convenor, Rhiannon Spear, says: “Women make up over half of the population in...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
UNDP, Norway to work together in Ukraine to support women’s participation in local politics
The United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine (UNDP) today signed a new Cooperation Agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on a project boost women’s representation and participation in Ukraine’s decentralized local...
Thursday, July 30, 2020
In ranked choice elections, women win
RepresentWomen tracks women's representation and leadership in the United States and around the world to identify the "best practices" for creating a more representative government. Our research indicates that even as more women run, electoral rules...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
More black women are running for Congress than ever before
122 black, or multi-racial black women have run in this year´s congressional elections, in America. At the end of the primary season, nearly 60 Black women remain in the running. According to the Center of Women and Politics and Higher Heights for...
Friday, July 24, 2020
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat
Kibowa Faridah Hajjat is the Chairperson of the National Women Council in Uganda. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Friday, July 10, 2020
Local responses to deliver the Decade of Action at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum
The 2020 High-Level Political Forum will assess the state of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the midst of the outbreak, allowing participants to reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic and set...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Women candidates won big in June primaries
The June 2 primaries were a major night for women candidates, so much so that in multiple House races in New Mexico, Indiana, and Iowa, voters will choose between two women candidates this fall. Take New Mexico, where, according to primary results...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
US: Could coronavirus response affect women’s votes?
Deborah Bosner was gobsmacked the first time she tuned into Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s near-daily coronavirus briefings and heard his health director, Dr. Amy Acton, speak. The Upper Arlington business owner spent 13 years working for Battelle and said...
Friday, June 05, 2020
US: New PAC focuses on increasing number of women elected to office in Wyoming
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office. The Cowgirl Run Fund, which...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Ella Jones elected first black mayor of Ferguson
Voters in Ferguson, Mo., made history Tuesday by electing Ella Jones as the city's first black mayor. The election took place as protesters filled the streets of many U.S. cities, rallying against systemic racism and police brutality faced by many...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
With no hands to shake, Hochul rules the airwaves
While Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings have captivated millions across the country, many upstate residents probably have heard more from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul lately. Hochul has often served as a booster for Cuomo’s agenda, a trusted voice...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women make political history in Louisiana, but men still make up the majority
For the first time in U.S. history six women stood on a national platform campaigning to become our next president. That momentum of women wanting to take on political roles continued in Louisiana. Last November election, 26 women were elected to...
Monday, April 06, 2020
Youngest female mayor in Japan elected in Tokushima
Sawako Naito, a 36-year-old independent rookie, was elected head of the city of Tokushima on Sunday, becoming the youngest female mayor in Japan. Naito, who leads a community development group, defeated incumbent Mayor Akiyoshi Endo, 64, by 41,247...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics
In October 2020, Brazilians will head to the polls to elect new mayors and city counselors in thousands of municipalities across the country. For the first time in history, Brazil’s thirty-five individual political parties will be required by law to...

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