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Sunday, August 19, 2018
Alyona Shkrum
Alyona Shkrum is the elected People's Deputy of Ukraine. Before being elected People's Deputy, Shkrum worked as a lawyer of (fellow) politician Iryna Herashchenko and as advocacy expert of UNHCR implementing partner NGO. This interview was conducted...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Colombia see summer of surge for women in politics
Last week, the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, swore in his vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez. She is Colombia’s first female vice president. Ramírez’s oath of office would have been a historic enough moment – but the bigger story is that...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Democratic women candidates continue to expand their numbers, Republicans stay static
Results from Tuesday night’s primaries in four states offered yet another strong showing by women candidates this cycle, particularly on the Democratic side. CRP took this opportunity to examine the data on women candidates over time, with special...
Friday, August 17, 2018
When the resistance meets the polls: A historic week for women politicians
By Maya Salam, Yes, that’s the sound of glass shattering ahead of the midterm elections. And female candidates are stomping through the wreckage. It’s been an election year already dominated by a surge of women, and a record number of L.G.B.T....
Friday, August 17, 2018
France's gender equality Minister has already cracked down on catcalling and online abuse. She's just getting started
The first time a man stopped Marlène Schiappa and said something obscene, she was 14 years old and walking down a street in Paris’ northern 19th arrondissement. Shocked, she rushed home to her apartment and told her family. They were unsurprised. “...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where are all the women in Nigerian politics?
Daring to join the male-dominated world of Nigerian politics was a tough decision for Ladi Mamman Watila, particularly in the conservative north-eastern state of Borno. But in 2003, Watila ran for a seat in the House of Representatives (the lower...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Online rape threats, abuse and vicious attacks: The price that Indian women in politics pay for being opinionated
Though women account for over 48 percent of India’s population, the number of female parliamentarians in the country is disproportionately low (12.5 percent). The alarming figures and increased awareness over women's rights have led to the Congress...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Revisiting Rwanda five years after record-breaking parliamentary elections
Five years back something historic happened. The 2013 Rwandan Parliamentary elections ushered in a record-breaking 64 per cent of seats for women candidates, making Rwanda the top country for women in politics. The incredible progress was spurred by...
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Two Democrats are poised to become the first Muslim women in Congress
Two Democrats are poised to become the first Muslim women in Congress, offering a sharp counterpoint to the anti-Muslim policies and sentiment surfacing in Washington and across the country. Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota state lawmaker and Somali-American...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, wins Vermont Governor’s primary
On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognitionwhen she became the first transgender person elected to her...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Women’s Council calls for gender quotas for local election candidates
Gender quotas should be introduced next year for the local elections, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. Just 21 per cent of local councillors are women and it would take another 200 years to achieve gender parity at the...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Michigan’s all-female ticket may mark the start of something different
This year, Democrats in Michigan have done something unprecedented. They have selected women to be their standard-bearers for every statewide office on the November ballot: governor, U.S. senator, attorney general and secretary of state. Which is...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Candidates in Tuesday’s primaries poised to break barriers for women of color and LGBTQ community
Voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont on Tuesday. This week’s round of primary voting will once again set the stage for more history-making moments for women in politics. Voters head to the polls in Connecticut,...
Monday, August 13, 2018
‘Don’t run this Year.’ The perils for republican women facing a flood of resistance
By Kate Zernike, The energy in the midterms is working against female Republican candidates who are reluctant or unable to claim any advantage to being a woman among voters. Diane Harkey, the Republican candidate for California’s 49th Congressional...
Friday, August 10, 2018
US: Female veterans run for congress
MJ Hegar does not hold back. "I'm an ass kicking, motorcycle-riding, Texas Democrat. That's who I am!" She says that emphatically, unblinkingly and unapologetically to a constituent at a political meet-and-greet in a suburban Austin, Texas, home....
Friday, August 10, 2018
Electing more women would change congress (but not make it more bipartisan)
By Danielle Kurtzleben, In October of 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days — the third longest shutdown in history. A few women in particular came together to end the gridlock, including Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and...
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Women just broke a record: The most female nominees for governor in a single year
By Amber Phillips, Nowhere is there a stronger gender disparity in U.S. politics than in governor’s mansions. Right now there are a grand total of six female governors. Tuesday may go down as a day that helps change that dismal number. Primary...
Friday, August 03, 2018
PAWO seeks recognition for African women leaders
The president of the Pan African Women's Organisation (PAWO), Assetou Koite, says Africa must recognise and honour the contribution of women to the decolonisation of the continent and take action to advance gender equality. Our continent...

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