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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...
Hala S. Ayala, left, is the Democratic pick for Virginia lieutenant governor and Winsome E. Sears is the Republican nominee. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post)
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Regardless of outcome, Virginia lieutenant governor’s race will make history
No matter which party prevails in Virginia’s elections in November, the result of the lieutenant governor’s race will be the same in one way: A woman of color will hold a statewide office in the commonwealth for the first time in history. That...
The Alaska and national flags fly at half-mast on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in front of the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau. (James Brooks / ADN)
Friday, June 11, 2021
Dreaming of an Alaska where women lead our politics
I am an unabashed child of the 1960s. I marched. I chanted. I tried to levitate the Pentagon and shake all the bad out of it while on a particularly fun acid excursion. Women had dreams for their future that had nothing to do with the way things...
Protesters at a femicide protest in Zocalo, Mexico City, the day after International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in 2019. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
“Parity in everything”: What Mexico can teach us about women’s representation
Mexico is the first country in the world to implement gender parity so thoroughly and effectively. The journey has not been easy—and is far from over. In 2018, women won half the seats in Mexico’s Congress. They then championed a groundbreaking...
REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Women score historic wins in Mexico’s mid-term elections
Women were poised to win a record number of state governors’ offices in Mexican mid-term elections on Sunday, capturing territory long dominated by men and giving them a bigger political platform to reach the presidency one day. Preliminary tallies...
Representational image | Villagers wait in queues to cast their votes for the Meghalaya assembly election | PTI
Monday, June 07, 2021
Control over family wealth among Meghalaya women increases political activity, study finds
By Rachel Brule and Nikhar Gaikwad In most societies around the world, women participate in politics at lower rates than men. Research shows that women also have a distinct set of economic policy preferences, prioritising government-led taxation and...
Monday, June 07, 2021
Culture, Capital, and the Political Economy Gender Gap: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Matrilineal Tribes
Abstract What explains the gender gap in political engagement and economic policy preferences? Many scholars point to material resources, while others credit cultural determinants. We identify and test an important link between these factors:...
Wednesday, June 02, 2021
'The colour doesn't matter': N.B. municipalities elect more women, first Black mayor in historic election
FREDERICTON -- Kassim Doumbia says he always wanted to get involved and be active in his community. He moved to Shippagan 14 years ago, and has spent the last nine years on the town’s council. Tuesday night, Doumbia became New Brunswick’s first...
Vogue
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Is it time for a woman to be in charge? NYC’s female mayoral candidates discuss their platforms
New York City has had 108 mayors. Not a single one of them has been a woman—but that could change in 2021 as three female candidates emerge as strong, competitive contenders in the June 22 Democratic primary. “We’re not asking, ‘Can these guys...
 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland's first female Muslim MSP Kaukab Stewart PA
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Scottish election 2021: Record number of women elected
A record number of women have been elected to the Scottish Parliament, with 58 female MSPs winning seats in the Holyrood election. Women now represent 45% of Scotland's 129 MSPs. The SNP's Kaukab Stewart of the SNP and Conservative Pam Gosal also...

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