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REUTERS/Andreas Gebert
Monday, October 11, 2021
Two transgender women win seats in German parliament
BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Two German politicians from the Greens have made history by becoming the first transgender women to win parliamentary seats in Sunday's national election. Tessa Ganserer and Nyke Slawik stood for the Greens party, which...
 Photograph: Rick T. Wilking/AP
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously
When journalist Mary Ann Sieghart set out to document the ways that women are held back by a cultural presumption of their inferiority, she found reams of data to support her case – and heard stories of how it affects even the most successful women...
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...
Indigenous academic and activist Elisa Loncon was elected as president of the Constituent Convention during the body's first session on July 4 in Santiago [Javier Torres/AFP]
Monday, July 05, 2021
Mapuche woman to lead body drafting Chile’s new constitution
Constitutional assembly picks academic Elisa Loncon to lead body drafting new text to replace Pinochet-era constitution. The architects of Chile’s new constitution have chosen an Indigenous Mapuche woman to lead the process, as the country’s...
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...
PACE video
Monday, June 28, 2021
Enhancing participation of women from under-represented groups in political and public decision-making
PACE called on member States to promote the participation of women from under-represented groups in political decision-making by acting at several levels, with particular emphasis on combating gender-based stereotypes and sexism, access to public...
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...
Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy holds her son, Alex Foy, as she and Del. Hala Ayala, D-Prince William, back, celebrate the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment in the House chambers at the Capitol, Jan. 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va.   PHOTO: STEVE HELBER, AP, ILL
Friday, June 11, 2021
Lack of party support and money, plus racism and sexism, mean Black women often lose statewide elections
Research has found it is smart to invest in the candidacies of Black women. But one expert says because of their loyalty to the Democratic Party, in particular, there's less incentive to court them. In 2017, more than 30 prominent African American...
Medium
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
Mind the (Funding) Gap!
By Yukihiko Hamada and Khushbu Agrawal There’s no denying that money plays an important role in politics. However, if the flow of money in politics, commonly known as political finance, is not well regulated, the danger is that this can mean that...
 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...
(L-R) Kathy Barnette, Andrea Campbell and Maya Wiley are all expected to run in the 2022 midterms.AP / Getty file
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Black women will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2022 midterm elections
More Black women ran in the 2020 cycle than ever before, and advocates expect 2022 will break that record. The 2022 midterms are just barely starting to ramp up, but Black women political leaders and organizations are already laser-focused on...
 Natasha Asghar said she hopes to see people from more diverse backgrounds in Welsh politics.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Welsh election 2021: First woman of colour elected to Welsh Parliament
The first woman of colour elected to the Welsh Parliament said she wants to inspire and be "a voice" for those who have faced barriers entering politics. Conservative MS Natasha Asghar said the Senedd is "very outdated" and should reflect "more...
Labour’s Pam Duncan-Glancy, the first permanent wheelchair user to be elected to the Scottish parliament. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Scotland will benefit from its newly diverse parliament
Holyrood feels rejuvenated with MSPs that more accurately reflect the country’s multiculturalism There have been times in the past year when Scotland has felt like a dark and retrogressive place. Alex Salmond’s acquittal on sexual assault charges ...
Three women city on Calgary city council ahead of the 2021 municipal election: (L to R) Jyoti Gondek, Druh Farrell and Diane Colley-Urquhart. Supplied by the City of Calgary
Friday, May 07, 2021
Women underrepresented on Calgary city council; 18 seek council and mayor seats in 2021
Calgary city council has a representation problem. Of the 15 people on council, including 14 councillors and one mayor, five are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of colour) and three are women. Calgary’s demographics from the most recent federal...
 A woman fills in a ballot for the 2020 U.S presidential election in Fairfax, Virginia, November 3, 2020.
Friday, May 07, 2021
USA: Women outnumber and outvote men, but they don’t vote alike
Female voters are not a sure bet for Democrats, recent research on voting says. While Black, Latina and Asian American women voted for Democratic President Joe Biden by large margins, 55% of white women voted for then-incumbent, Republican Donald...
Will we see more women, more Coloured, more disabled people on the Holyrood benches after the 6 May election? REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Could the new Scottish Parliament turn out to be the most diverse ever?
Since its creation in 1999, the Scottish Parliament has provided a forum to address issues like health, education and the environment, which directly affect the nation. However, as far as representation goes, there is room for improvement. Things...

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