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Friday, July 12, 2019
New polling shows how much sexism is hurting the Democratic women running for president
Over the last several years, debates between Republicans and Democrats have increasingly involved extremely divergent attitudes toward women. The Republican Party, for instance, often treats discussions of sexual harassment or discrimination as...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
No U.S. state legislature has ever been majority-women — until now
It’s been 20 years, but Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton still remembers the cigar smoke. During her first year as a Nevada state senator in 1999, she heard about a meeting happening in her committee chairman’s office without her. So she and a female...
Thursday, January 03, 2019
No other Congress has ever looked like this
The 116th class of Congress broke barriers before its members even set foot in Washington. One example: Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who will be the first Somali-American member of Congress, noted the history of her election on...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Nevada becomes first state with majority of women in assembly
As a single mother, Beatrice Duran never imagined that she would get involved in politics. When she moved to Las Vegas in 1985, her focus was on keeping “a solid job” as a food server to provide for her young daughter and, later, her son....
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Nevada leads the way for women in politics
The Reno Gazette Journal and HuffPost will co-host a bi-partisan panel discussion about women in politics in Nevada at the University of Nevada, Reno. The panel comes at time when Nevada could become the first state with a female majority in its...
Friday, September 14, 2018
NYSAC fall seminar: women's leadership roundtables
The New York State Association of Counties is organizing a seminar to connect and share experiences across regions and party lines, learn from one another, support other women in government, and acquire new leadership skills. This workshop is a...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Nevada women on path to break major political barrier
Lesia Romanov, the assistant principal at an at-risk elementary school on the outskirts of town, is running for the Nevada state assembly against a brothel owner and self-proclaimed pimp, Dennis Hof. The paradox could not be greater. And for women...
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
New Mexico College Democrats held a panel on women involved in politics
The University of New Mexico College Democrats held a panel, featuring women involved in politics in New Mexico, at the Student Union Building earlier this month. The event, Women in Politics, featured a panel made up of Antoinette Sedillo Lopez and...
Thursday, March 30, 2017
New, viable female politicians become role models for young women, study finds
After Hillary Clinton became the presumptive Democratic nominee for president in June 2016—the first woman in American history nominated for president by a major political party—she tweeted a picture of her dancing with a young girl. The caption...
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Nikki Haley will be the next USA Ambassador to the UN
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday named Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina as his choice to become ambassador to the United Nations, adding to his prospective cabinet a former critic with whom he had sparred bitterly. Ms. Haley’s name had...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
New study on the negative effects of 'system of beauty' for women in politics
An article published in The Atlantic discusses the negative impacts for women’s political empowerment of the so-called ‘system of beauty’. This expression refers to the systematic referral to women’s appearance, instead of focusing the attention on...
Thursday, May 12, 2016
New survey on the progress to incorporate women in politics by the NEW Leadership National Network
The NEW Leadership National Network is a national nonpartisan program to educate college women about politics and leadership and encourage them to become effective leaders in the political arena. It was created in 1991 by the Center for American...
Sunday, January 04, 2015
New Congress includes more minorities and women in ranks, USA
he 114th Congress that convenes Tuesday will count more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate. A record 104 women will serve in Congress, and for the...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Nation suffers because of underrepresentation of black women in politics
The gaping underrepresentation of women of color on the political stage deeply undermines the American ideal of democratic representation. That’s a conclusion reached by the Center for American Progress and detailed in an article titled, “Why We...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Is Giving A New Voice To Working Women
It’s only been a few days, but already the crutches are getting on Kirsten Gillibrand’s last nerve. A mid-October misstep on the squash court has left the famously energetic senator with a torn calf muscle that prevents her from putting weight on...
Monday, September 23, 2013
Native American Woman Is Nominated to Federal Bench But Why Did It Take So Long? USA
Since the foundation of the United States, of the thousands upon thousands of citizens who have served in elected office, just 23 are Native Americans; this is at every level of government outside tribal lands.  And of those active politicians, not...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
New Executive Director for UN Women meets with civil society members in New York and pledges close collaboration
  Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, welcomed civil society representatives based in New York at UN Women Headquarters and pledged strong collaboration. She...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Nancy Pelosi: Congress Is 'Rigged' To Maintain The Status Quo, USA
The day after Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) and an all-male panel of his colleagues advanced a bill to restrict abortion rights across the U.S., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Congress is "rigged" to suppress the interests of women...