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How to run for office webinars (Picture PoliticsNOW)
Friday, August 05, 2022
How to run for office webinars
Join PoliticsNOW as they dive into their upcoming webinar series. TOPICS INCLUDE: Connecting With Voters Crafting Your Message Canvassing Getting Out the Vote Self-Care on the Campaign Trail Campaign Finances: Fundraising & Reporting All...
Building your audience through social media (Municipal Campaign School)
Thursday, August 04, 2022
Building your audience through social media
An interview featuring Kate (Oxford) talking with Alyssa Humphrey from the Social Factory. About Alyssa | Alyssa is a brand developer and digital media marketer located in Woodstock, Ontario with nine years of professional social media management,...
In this picture taken on July 15, 2018, a woman dances during an opposition election rally in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. [Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP Photo]
Tuesday, August 02, 2022
Stereotypes, violence keep women out of politics in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, a deeply conservative country, fewer women have participated as candidates in elections since independence in 1980, compared to men. Harare, Zimbabwe – On March 16, Thokozile Dube was attacked by a gang of assailants who stormed her...
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity (CAWP)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
US: Data on 2022 women candidates by race and ethnicity
The 2022 midterms have led to some new records for women candidates for the U.S. House, U.S. Senate, and governor in various race and ethnicity groups, according to an analysis of candidate filings from CAWP. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black,...
The exterior of the US Capitol is seen on August 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (CNN)
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Women candidates set records in 2022 midterms as gender becomes a primary theme in national discourse, research group says
(CNN) 2022 marks a record high for women running in gubernatorial and Senate races, but the total number of women running for the House of Representatives fell slightly from previous cycles, according to an analysis by the Center for American Women...
Satoko Kishimoto, the new mayor of Tokyo’s Suginami district: ‘I thought something had to change.’ Photograph: Asia Europe People's Forum/Youtube
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
"Dominated by old men": Tokyo ward’s first female mayor takes on status quo
Satoko Kishimoto sets sights on ‘radical change’ in Japan, where only 2% of local government leaders are women. The first female mayor of a district in Tokyo has vowed to challenge Japan’s male-dominated politics, weeks after she became one of only...
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Best practices: Promoting gender balanced appointments
To inform our own programming on advancing gender-balanced appointments and to establish a scalable, replicable, transformative model for advancing gender-balanced appointments, RepresentWomen gathered learnings from five similar initiatives around...
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters (RepresentWomen)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Gender balanced cabinets: Where we stand, why it matters
More than 100 years after women gained full citizenship rights through the 19th Amendment, women are still under-represented in government. While it is widely known that no woman has become president, it is not only the highest executive offices...
Not just sticks and stones: Psychological abuse and physical violence among U.S. state senators (Picture: Cambridge)
Friday, July 15, 2022
Not just sticks and stones: Psychological abuse and physical violence among U.S. state senators
In this study, we report results of a survey of U.S. state senators about their experiences  of psychological abuse, physical violence, and sexualized abuse and violence on the job, as well as gender differences among senators. Overall, our results...
 Female local politicians exchange opinions with Seiko Noda, left in the back row, state minister in charge of gender equality, in Tokyo in May 2018. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Japan: Local assemblies identify barriers that stop women entering politics
Local politicians across Japan feel that more needs to be done to help women enter and remain in politics, from combatting sexual harassment to beefing up maternity leave policies, according to a new survey. And assemblymen pointed to another...
A female Upper House election candidate in Nagoya on Sunday | KYODO
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Harassment of female candidates a growing issue in Japanese politics
In 2019, Aiko Usui was 28 years old and running for a seat in a ward assembly election in Tokyo. But instead of being treated as an aspiring politician by some of the voters she was canvassing, she instead felt like a pop idol being targeted for...
Freshman members of the 116th Congress pose for a group photo on Capitol Hill November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP via Getty Images)
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
I’m not sexist, other voters are
During the 2020 caucus cycle, I heard it a lot, the refrain of the cautious Democratic voter. I want to vote for her, but I don’t think she can win. It wasn’t, people reasoned, because they were sexist, but they worried that America was. The...
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia, speaks during a campaign event in Reynolds on June 4, 2022. Abrams faces GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in the general election in November. (CNN)
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
After year of historic political gains, Black women continue push toward governorships
(CNN)In 2018, Stacey Abrams came within 1.4 percentage points of clinching the governor's mansion in Georgia. Her stinging loss to Republican Brian Kemp is still on the hearts of many of her most fervent supporters some four years later. Though...
More than 50% of deputies in Jersey's new government are women (Picture: BBC)
Friday, July 01, 2022
Jersey election 2022: Number of females elected rises from 14 to 21
The 2022 election has seen more women elected to Jersey's government than ever before. A total of 51% of the newly-elected deputies are women, and women now make up 43% of the overall government. Carina Alves, Inna Gardiner, Carolyn Labey, Helen...
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership (©KBC)
Thursday, June 23, 2022
Kenya: Women seek elective positions to attain parity in leadership
Women’s equal participation and leadership in political and public life are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for any county or country. However, according to statistics, women are under-represented at all levels of decision-...
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda - UNW
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Women’s participation in politics at the local government level in Uganda
Uganda adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and was one of the first countries to integrate them into its National Development Plan. Under Goal 5, countries commit to promoting and guaranteeing women’s full and effective participation...
Maryland Democrats have a large and talented field chasing the top political job in 2022, jockeying to win the governor's mansion back from Republicans. (Erin Cox/TWP)
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Maryland has a glass ceiling. Democrats won’t break it this year.
No women are at the top of the ticket in the crowded Democratic primary race for governor, but seven have been picked as running mates. In a deeply blue state where leaders pride themselves on promoting diversity, the Democratic ballot for governor...
Joining the race to replace UCP leader Jason Kenney are, from left: Leela Aheer, Rebecca Schulz, Rajan Sawhney and Danielle Smith.
Thursday, June 16, 2022
Canada: Four women join race for UCP leadership
Alberta politics becoming more open to diverse candidates, says UCalgary political science professor Susan Franceschet.  Despite the long race ahead, a United Conservative Party (UCP) leadership ballot boasting a record number of women is already a...

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