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Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament- Credit: Depositphotos
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Australia’s independents: the women aiming to shake up parliament
Earlier this year, following a string of attacks on women in the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, both verbal and physical, a popular female TV host asked rhetorically whether the easiest place in the country to rape a woman is in Parliament...
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Are women reshaping the political donor class in the USA? Money matters in the upcoming races for Governor
Within the next two years, 38 states will hold gubernatorial elections, including two states - Virginia and New Jersey – who will hold gubernatorial elections in November 2021. These elections provide multiple opportunities for women. Nine women...
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Algeria unveils first ever electoral list composed entirely of women
An opposition party in Algeria two weeks ago unveiled a parliamentary electoral list composed entirely of women. The first of its kind in the country's history, the all-female list was drawn up by the Algerian National Front, a "centrist" opposition...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Algeria parties ordered to show female faces on posters
Parties in Bordj Bou Arreridj Province had been showing hijabs surrounding blank spaces alongside photos of male candidates. On Tuesday the election authorities gave parties two days to display photos or be removed from the vote. An official said...
Thursday, May 19, 2016
A Political Participation Handbook for Women
Women’s public and political participation is a critical step towards reshaping economic, political, and social conditions to allow for equality in opportunities and results for women and men. Women can be informed, thoughtful, and strategic...
Friday, December 12, 2014
A Rare Duel in Japan Vote as Abe Seeks to Keep Female Lawmakers
Megumi Kaneko stood on a podium in front of a poster of herself and dissolved into tears as she urged the mostly-male audience to pick her in this weekend’s Japanese election. In the male-dominated world of Japanese politics, the 36-year-old beauty...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
As Fund-Raisers in Congress, Women Break the Cash Ceiling
The first time Senator Patty Murray ran for local office, she was so embarrassed to ask people for money for her campaign that she and her husband held a garage sale. But her generous husband could not stop himself from giving away an expensive lawn...
Sunday, September 08, 2013
As Christine Quinn Fades, Why Aren’t More Women Winning? USA
Ex-frontrunner Christine Quinn is the latest female candidate to start strong, but fade at the end. Are women voters part of the problem? On Tuesday, after a press conference in East Harlem where Christine Quinn, the onetime frontrunner in New York...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence
Egypt’s women have been at the heart of the vibrant civil society movement that continues to press for the rights of all Egyptians. Their participation in public life and the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Are female politicians good for women?, USA
 As they vie for the highest jobs, it's the uncomfortable question that can't be ignored. For about as long as women have been running for office, people who care about women’s lot have wondered whether one at the top would improve life for the rest...
Monday, March 25, 2013
Applications available for the Fall 2013 Star Fellowship
Are you a college junior, senior, or recent graduate interested in running for office one day?  The Running Start/Wal-Mart Star Fellowship brings together seven young women from across the country to intern for a female Senator or Representative. ...
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Australia: Group offers expertise to help get Pacific MPs
The Pacific lags behind much of the world when it comes to women in parliament and Australia could do much better too. One group has been working for the last 18 years to get Australian women into politics. They've helped elect 153 women to...
Friday, March 18, 2011
Are women really the “fairer” sex? Corruption and women in government
Numerous behavioral studies have found women to be more trust-worthy and public-spirited than men. These results suggest that women should be particularly effective in promoting honest government. Consistent with this hypothesis, we find that the...
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Advocacy and Running for Office: A Training Manual for Women
This manual brings together training material used in Vital Voices advocacy and campaign skills trainings across the globe.