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Monday, August 31, 2020
Kamala Harris reminds us that Voting is the best way to honor generations of women
This week Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris penned an Opinion Editorial for the Washington Post; marking this month’s 100th Year of Women’s Suffrage. Senator Harris acknowledges the millions of women who were not included in the voting...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Election 2020: What women want this election in New Zealand
By Michelle Duff, In the 127 years since women have been able to vote, you’d think someone would have asked them what they want. You would think. Being a woman or a gender minority in New Zealand is kind of like being in a really tiring relationship...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
How gender affects the response rates of politicians to inquiries about healthcare and unemployment support
Are women and men equally likely to receive answers when they contact politicians for information about healthcare and unemployment benefits? Drawing on a new study, Zoila Ponce de Leon and Gabriele Magni find that MPs are significantly more likely...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Friday, August 21, 2020
Women don't need to 'lean in' like men – men need to lead more like women
By Arwa Mahdawi, Men could learn a thing or two from women, study finds Jair Bolsonaro reckons he has mold in his lungs. Donald Trump and Boris Johnson, meanwhile, seem to have mold in their brains. Brazil, the US, and the UK have some of the...
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’s presidential ticket. In a...
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 Black woman elected to Congress by...
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 a sea change in American...
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 looks to make history as the...
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 only twice before: in 1971...
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 leaders still only govern ...
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, 32 percent voted that women...
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 radical changes to the nature of...
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Will the pandemic help or hinder an Australian “women’s wave” in politics?
By Kristine Ziwica, In June, Chris Wallace, an associate professor at the University of Canberra’s 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, wrote a piece for The Conversation in which she claimed that Morrison’s decision to end free child care and single out the...
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Where are all the women leaders?
By Nina Montagu-Smith  When Satsuki Katayama was appointed as the sole female minister in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's new cabinet in 2018, she immediately came face-to-face with the practical obstacles facing women in leadership positions....
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Watch more TV to understand the backlash against the women in the running for vice president
By Karrin Vasby Anderson,  Joe Biden’s promise to name a woman running mate has prompted familiar debates about gender and power. Are these potential vice presidents supposed to be presidential lackeys or understudies to the leader of the free world...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Around globe, women leaders rise to the pandemic challenge
By Sara Miller Llana, Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen secured the trust and love of her people. As Denmark entered one of Europe’s first lockdowns in mid-March, the nation’s youngest-ever prime minister...

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