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Thursday, August 20, 2020
Revisiting the Obama effect
On Aug. 11, 2020, democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.  Senator Harris is the first black woman and first Asian American person to be on a major party...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Christine Jahnke, speech coach who elevated the voices of women in politics, dies at 57
Christine K. Jahnke, a speech coach who helped hundreds of female candidates seek and win elective office over the past three decades by bolstering their confidence and honing their messages, died Aug. 4 at her home in...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
The story of Black women in politics: How we got to Kamala Harris' ascent
In the late 1990s, Stacey Abrams faced a decision. Abrams was working on a master’s in public policy at the University of Texas-Austin, gleaning all that she could learn from Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas, the first...
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Women won the right to vote 100 years ago. They didn’t start voting differently from men until 1980
By Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux and Meredith Conroy, Women officially won the right to vote just a few months before the 1920 presidential election, and as soon as the 19th Amendment was ratified, suffragists were predicting...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Kamala Harris seeks to crack glass ceiling in US politics as backlash against Trump galvanizes women
By Maureen Groppe, The force of women in the Democratic Party will be on full display Wednesday when vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris delivers her acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. Harris ...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Democratic women leaders call out sexist news coverage of female vice presidential candidates
A group of Democratic women leaders is calling out sexist coverage of female Democratic vice presidential contenders — and they're asking that newsrooms do better.  In an open letter to top newspaper and network...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Time to prioritize women for transformative politics in new India
By Rami Chhabra, Tsunami Tsunamo has crested, propelled by people power. As one who entered the media in the late 1950s—then eighteen, now eighty—I stand witness to a rare karmic moment in the nation’s life. It has come...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Coronavirus: A case study in women’s effective leadership
By Sian Beilock, As we look back on, chronicle, and interrogate the current pandemic for years to come, one thing will surely jump out: the undeniable value of having women in leadership roles.  Across the globe, female...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Women in Politics in the US: Three good signs we're closing the gender gap
The country is rightly talking about Kamala Harris. But NBCLX’ Noah Pransky details three good signs that the signs of progress for women politicians doesn't stop there. - Record number of Congressional nominees –...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Barriers to women’s political participation In South Asia: Money, muscle & misogyny
“What according to you is the biggest barrier to women’s political participation ?” To this question, 68 percent participants voted patriarchy as the biggest barrier for women’s political participation. But surprisingly...
Monday, August 17, 2020
Coronavirus: The African Women Leaders Network – a movement for the transformation of Africa
The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Katarzyna Lubnauer
Katarzyna Lubnauer is a Member of Parliament from Poland. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Women rally across Belarus as thousands detained in post-election protests
Hundreds of women rallied across the capital of Belarus on Wednesday to protest a brutal police crackdown that has left hundreds injured and thousands detained while challenging election results extending the 26-year...
Friday, August 14, 2020
Belarus: Authorities threatening women political activists ahead of election
President Alyaksandr Lukashenka seeking re-election next month for sixth consecutive term. Activists threatened that their children will be taken into state custody, and with sexual violence. ‘These deeply disturbing...
Friday, August 14, 2020
They might not win, but 3 women are 'giving hope' to Belarus with an unlikely presidential bid
Elections in Belarus are usually a boring, predictable affair. Often referred to as "Europe's last dictator," Alexander Lukashenko is normally crowned the victor in an event that has had the same outcome over his 26...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Represent: inside a timely film about the tough road women in politics face
The decision to run for office arrived for Myya Jones in the winter of 2016. She was 22, a campus leader for the Black Student Union at Michigan State University, and determined to change her home town of Detroit for...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
At least 11 women have vied for U.S. vice president. Here’s what happened to them
Biden announced that Kamala Harris would be his running mate in the 2020 presidential election, making Harris, a senator from California, the first Black woman and the first Asian-American woman to run for U.S. vice...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Why increased activism has not translated into global women’s empowerment
By Pavit Kaur, India has hardly ever seen a purely women-driven movement where women have been the pioneers of a development and have stood up for a cause all by themselves. The second decade of 21st century has seen...

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