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Monday, May 23, 2016
Why the Gender Leadership Gap is so much worse for women of color
"From corporate boardrooms to the halls of Congress, from universities to the courts, from religious institutions to philanthropic organizations, men are simply much more likely than women to be leaders." This, according to a new report from the...
Monday, July 21, 2014
The Gender Gap Exists When It Comes to Who Donates to Political Campaigns
The gender gap in American salaries is well documented, but it turns out this disparity in pay extends into the political realm as well. Women also donate much less to political campaigns than their male counterparts. So far in the 2014 election...
Friday, March 28, 2014
California's 'Close The Gap' Tour Is Demanding Gender Equality In Politics
California boasts two female senators. We are the only state to advance women's reproductive rights in the last few years. The state is rapidly moving forward on the Affordable Health Care Act and there has been paid family leave in California since...
Monday, February 10, 2014
How Running For Office Is Different For Mothers
Women can and do run for office, but their path to politics differs from the one most men follow. Women are generally asked to run and likely to have been recruited. Men tend to initiate their own candidacy, and worry less about if they are...
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Lack Of Women At Davos Reflects The Gender Gap In Global Leadership
As world leaders met on a global stage for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this past week, it wasn’t hard to notice that something was missing. Women make up half of our planet’s population, yet this year only 15% of the attendees at...
Saturday, December 14, 2013
In Chile, women politicians rise, but women's rights lag
“In Chile, the skirt’s in charge,” blared the headline of Santiago tabloid La Cuarta the day after Michelle Bachelet and Evelyn Matthei advanced to a second round in the country’s presidential race. Voters today will pick between the two life-long...
Friday, December 13, 2013
On Election Day, Latin America Willingly Trades Machismo for Female Clout
When Chileans vote Sunday for their next leader, they will choose between a former president seeking to expand access to higher education broadly and a staunch conservative opposing tax increases aimed at reducing Chile’s high levels of inequality....
Friday, December 06, 2013
Sexist MPs aren't macho. They're pathetic dweebs
The MPs making obscene gestures at Sarah Champion and other women in the Commons are the backbench nonentities. There is a scene in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights when porn star Rollergirl (played by Heather Graham) is at college, and a male...
Monday, December 02, 2013
Delhi: Parties claim big, but still keep women out
Campaigning for the December 4 Assembly elections in Delhi ended on Monday with around 25 rallies and road shows being organised in the capital. The public engagement programmers included those by BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Delhi...
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Liberia: Recipe for Discrimination - Lofa Rep. Frowns On Women Wings in Political Parties
Lofa County district #4 Representative Hon. Mariamu B. Fofana has frown on the creation of women's wing in political parties in the country. Representative Fofana said putting women on the wing side of political parties deprives them of actively...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Swaziland Has the Lowest Number of Women in Parliament
Following the elections and recent government appointments made by King Mswati and members of parliament (MPs), Swaziland has hit rock bottom in women's representation in government, just at the time when the country should be giving its last push...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Are women in politics just more honest than men?
What, I wonder, explains the gender gap in political corruption? Women make up almost 20 percent of the current Congress, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, but they don’t come anywhere near that proportion when we are talking...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Does Nick Clegg really need to introduce 'sexist' all-women shortlists? UK
On the face of it, what could be more sexist? A system where women aren’t allowed to compete alongside men but only amongst themselves – presumably because nobody thinks they will manage to beat the blokes. We invite you to read the full article...
Thursday, October 17, 2013
French MP clucking at woman in parliament sparks anger over sexism
It's raining machismo in France. Chucking it down, in fact. From parliament to local councils, via national media and regional newspapers, storms have erupted as French men indulge in misogynist outbursts that could have come from the cave age. Now...
Monday, October 14, 2013
The only woman in the room? USA
Why some say the GOP can't compete until it adds more female consultants to its ranks “If you look at the numbers, women are the majority of the population; we’re the majority of voters,” Thompson says. “We have a higher turnout ratio, and we’re the...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Cook Islands PM against affirmative action for women, New Zealand
The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands says more women should run for Parliament but need to get there on their own merits. Henry Puna says he strongly encourages women to take up positions of power in Cook Islands communities. But he says he...
Monday, September 02, 2013
Leaders need to look at gender equality, New Zealand
This week our Prime Minister will join the leaders of 15 Pacific Island countries at the 44th meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum. The 16 all-male leaders will meet for three days in the Marshall Islands, and discuss important issues such as...
Monday, August 26, 2013
Solomon Islands election candidate says women want change
A Solomon Islands politician says women in her country are fed up with not benefitting from any of the money that passes through the hands of her male counterparts. Rhoda Sikilabu is a former deputy premier of Isabel province and now a provincial...