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Elected To Lead
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
Webinar elected to lead
Friday, September 17, 2021
Elected to lead: A webinar on women and democracy
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in Sweden, practiced for the first time in September 1921. Five women were elected to the Parliament (Riksdag) then, today 46 percent of the members of parliament are women. Women's political...
Claudia Pavlovich celebrates her victory as governor of Sonora, Mexico, in 2015. (Agencia el Universal/AP)
Monday, September 13, 2021
Mexico’s bold break with machismo: Congress is now half female, and gender parity is the law
HERMOSILLO, Mexico — When Claudia Pavlovich ran for governor of Sonora, a vast swath of cowboy country south of Arizona, not a single Mexican state was led by a woman. Fewer than 10 percent of the nation’s mayors were female. And the hot issue of...
Activists from All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) shout slogans demanding the passing of the Women's Reservation Bill near parliament house in 2011 in New Delhi [File: Raveendran/AFP]
Monday, September 13, 2021
India: 25 years on, Women’s Reservation Bill still not a reality
India ranks 148th in a list of 193 countries based on the percentage of elected women representatives in their national parliaments. New Delhi, India – “This is a special day in the history of our country…” These were the opening remarks of a debate...
UNDP
Friday, September 10, 2021
Global Report on Gender Equality in Public Administration
The global report on Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) report provides an overview of key trends and analysis on women’s participation and leadership in public administration, based on evidence from UNDP and the University of...
Scott Peterson/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images, Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images
Thursday, September 02, 2021
These female Afghan politicians are risking everything for their homeland
The Taliban have taken over Afghanistan, but there are still forces of opposition attempting to maintain human rights in the country. Many Afghan political leaders, including former president Ashraf Ghani, fled the country, but several female...
NBC
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Who is Kathy Hochul? N.Y. To Get First Female Governor
New York will get their first female governor after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over sexual harassment allegations. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over running the state. NBC News’ Allison Morris reports on Hochul’s career.  Source: NBC News
Kathy Hochul, the lieutenant governor, will succeed Andrew M. Cuomo to become the first female governor of New York.Credit...Brendan McDermid/Reuters
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Kathy Hochul to become New York’s first woman governor
Kathy Hochul will take Andrew M. Cuomo’s place as governor of New York State once his resignation goes into effect in 14 days. Ms. Hochul, New York State’s lieutenant governor, will become the first woman to lead New York State. “I agree with...
La cheffe du Conseil mohawk de Kahnawake récemment élue, Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer  PHOTO : RADIO-CANADA / IVANOH DEMERS
Monday, August 09, 2021
Indigenous leaders praise historic election victories by women
It's no coincidence that a wave of Indigenous women have won leadership roles previously held only by men, say leaders and advocates. They argue it's a sign of the times that Mandy Gull-Masty was elected the first female Grand Chief of the Cree...
Kathryn Garcia finished just one percentage point behind Eric Adams in the Democratic primary for mayor.Credit...Elizabeth D. Herman for The New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021
109 Mayors, all men. When will New York elect a woman?
Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley placed second and third in the Democratic mayoral primary. Many New Yorkers hoped the glass ceiling would finally be broken. It was a constant refrain for the two leading female candidates running for mayor of New York...
Harvard Kennedy School
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Women who lose close elections are just as likely to run again as men
Study published in PNAS finds no gender difference in decision to run for office again after losing a close race. Women who lose local or state elections are just as likely to run for office again as men, suggesting the recent surge in women running...
PNAS
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Men and women candidates are similarly persistent after losing elections
Abstract Are women more likely to quit politics after losing their first race than men? Women’s first-time candidacies skyrocketed in the wake of the 2016 presidential election. Yet we have little sense of the long-term impact of this surge in women...
Acting Mayor Kim Janey, left, takes a selfie with Mikey Miles as she meets people in Boston’s Nubian Square for a Juneteenth 2021 event.(Elise Amendola / Associated Press)
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
This American city has a long history of racism. Now, all top mayoral candidates are women of color
BOSTON — The voters of Boston, a city with a notorious history of racism, face a once-unimaginable political tableau in the mayor’s race this year. For the first time, the four top candidates are all women of color. Boston is an unlikely pioneer in...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7 takeaways from NewsHour’s investigation into harassment Black women in politics face
Black women in politics face a harrowing reality: Harassment, abuse and death threats for doing their jobs as Black women. To better understand their experiences, the PBS NewsHour requested interviews with more than 61 Black women who have held...
Photos taken remotely through a projector by Chloe Jones/PBS NewsHour.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
More Black women are being elected to office. Few feel safe once they get there
Every day for more than four years, Kiah Morris lived in fear. She developed a safety routine for her family with the help of an international security expert, installed security cameras outside their home and received firearms training. When Morris...
WFD
Friday, June 18, 2021
WFD campaign empowers women in elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Constitution and legal system of Bosnia and Herzegovina stipulate equality between women and men. However, gender inequalities are found across all social domains. Women are still underrepresented in politics, and particularly so in top...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
National Women’s Council
Thursday, June 17, 2021
Women doing politics differently
Development of local or regional caucus for women councillors – identifying interest and examining possible supports. Women’s caucuses have been established in political institutions around the world to strengthen cross-party cooperation among women...

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