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Friday, October 11, 2019
Professor of Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics talks struggles women face in seeking office
The issues women face when seeking elected office were discussed in a lecture Thursday at Iowa State. Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor of journalism and coordinator of research and outreach for the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics...
Friday, April 12, 2019
Pelosi to AP: 2020 Dem ticket doesn’t have to include woman
Ever pragmatic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she’d like to see a woman on the 2020 presidential ticket — but she’s not insisting on it. The California Democrat said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that it...
Friday, March 29, 2019
Poll: Most see women equal to men in politics in the US
WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-time high of 84 percent of Americans believe women are just as suited emotionally for politics as men, according to a new survey that comes as the largest-ever field of women are running for president and with a record...
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Path to Parity: How Women Run and Win in the United States
Path to Parity: How Women Run and Win distills Political Parity’s research on women candidates and elected officeholders, drawing on additional studies to illuminate issues and proffer strategies for overcoming barriers to political parity. Each...
Friday, December 07, 2018
Political participation of women: What does this mean for gender equality?
By Donah Mbabazi, Any nation that fails to educate its girls or employ its women and allow them to maximise their potential is doomed to fall behind in the global economy. Imagine if you have a team and you don’t let half the team play, that’s...
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Paulette Jordan could become the nation's first native American Governor
As told to Madison Felleras, If Paulette Jordan wins Idaho’s governor race this November, she’ll be the first female governor of the state and the nation’s first Native American governor. It’ll be a tough race—she’s running in a deep red state that...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
PEW Research Center: Women and Leadership 2018
By Juliana Menasce Horowitz, Ruth Igielnik and Kim Parker, Two years after Hillary Clinton became the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major U.S. political party, and with a record number of women running for Congress in 2018, a...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Politics is a ‘rough and tough game’, but women are more than cut out for it
Early this week, Victorian MP Julia Banks announced that she would not contest her seat at the next election and would be leaving Parliament citing last week’s dramatic leadership spill as “the final straw”. Banks, a supporter of former Prime...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Pennsylvania Primaries deliver strong wins for Democratic women
A state representative, an Air Force veteran and two high-powered lawyers — all women — won Democratic House primaries on Tuesday in Pennsylvania, where a record number of women ran for House seats in a year of intense political enthusiasm among...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Pennsylvania's women legislators few in number but more effective at passing laws, study says
A recent study found that women legislators in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly — though small in number — are more effective at passing legislation than their male counterparts. Researchers found, during the period they examined, that female...
Friday, August 05, 2016
Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton Faces Sexism on Twitter
As the Democratic presidential primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders has grown much closer, some commentators suggest that Clinton’s campaign is being bombarded with sexist invective — especially from Sanders supporters. But...
Thursday, June 02, 2016
Political Parity Webinar: Sex, Bipartisanship, and Collaboration in the U.S. Congress
Are women in Congress really more likely than their male counterparts to work together and get things done, regardless of party lines? Or are they first and foremost partisan creatures? Watch the webinar offered by Political Parity with researchers...
Friday, May 20, 2016
Pew Research study on how gender relates to political attitudes
In a political context marked by the historical fact that a woman is the leading candidate for presidential nomination of a major USA political party, Hillary Clinton, Pew Research Center Survey explains how gender relates to political attitudes....
Thursday, April 14, 2016
President Obama designates the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
On the occasion of Equal Pay Day, President of the United States Barack Obama, designated America’s newest National Monument, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. This historic house and museum is located in Washington, D.C., and it...
Friday, February 19, 2016
Power of Parity – Parity of Power: Why and how to increase the number of women in political leadership
This side event will be hosted by the Women in Parliaments Global Forum (WIP) and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations on Monday, 14th March 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The side event will focus on the...
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Power of Ideas: Diana Hwang, Founder of the Asian-American Women’s Political Initiative
Photo-Toan Trinh Diana Hwang never thought she’d get into politics. As the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, the Texas native was pushed to excel in school, but never engaged in civic affairs. “I didn’t vote until I was 21. I didn’t grow up talking...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Poised to Run: Women’s Pathways to the State Legislatures
Women legislators are more likely to say that they decided to seek elective office after receiving the suggestion to run, whereas men are more likely to say that the decision to run was entirely their idea. Thus, women candidates more often need to...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Politics 101: How to Get Involved as a Young Woman
If someone would have told me five years ago that I’d be co-directing a website with a state representative, connecting with progressive women leaders from around the country, and going to conferences to speak on young women in politics in 2014, I...