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Friday, August 04, 2023
Building the evidence base on participation of indigenous peoples in elections
For the past year, IFES has partnered with three global organizations fighting for the political, social, and economic rights of Indigenous Peoples, including Indigenous women and Indigenous persons with disabilities. Fundación Guillermo Toriello...
Source: Civil Beat
Thursday, June 08, 2023
Beth Fukumoto: some ideas for finally achieving political parity for women
It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in elected offices across the world. Today, women occupy 33% of the 8,230 state and federal elected positions — a record high. Despite ongoing progress, the gender gap persists. The unequal...
WD 2022 theme is "Breaking the Bias". Image Credit: Canva.com
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Breaking the bias in candidate selection in African political parties
As the world commemorates the 2022 International Women's Day, the plummeting of women's representation in elective office in Africa is alarming. According to the first Women's Political Participation (WPP) Africa Barometer 2021, women constitute 24...
Biden appointing more black women judges than any other president
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Biden appointing more black women judges than any other president
The White House says adding more diverse judges to the federal courts remains a priority for the president. Ebony M. Scott on Monday became the twelfth Black woman confirmed to a seat on the federal court under President Biden, continuing his pledge...
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination - Copyright: CNN
Tuesday, February 08, 2022
Black women are taking control of the narrative: the road ahead as Biden commits to historic Supreme Court nomination
More than 100 influential Black women leaders thanked President Joe Biden in a letter for honoring his promise to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, who if confirmed, would be the first to ever sit on the bench. The letter, delivered to...
Cheri Beasley, a Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, speaks with the owners of Zwelis, a Zimbabwean restaurant, in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021.Getty Images file
Monday, January 17, 2022
Black women look to make historic gains in 2022 US midterm elections
Cheri Beasley is well aware of the challenges facing Black women who run for statewide office. “I know what it's like to hear the doubters and those who are skeptical that people of color can't win, because it's not what we're used to or who we...
(L-R) Kathy Barnette, Andrea Campbell and Maya Wiley are all expected to run in the 2022 midterms.AP / Getty file
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Black women will be a force to be reckoned with in the 2022 midterm elections
More Black women ran in the 2020 cycle than ever before, and advocates expect 2022 will break that record. The 2022 midterms are just barely starting to ramp up, but Black women political leaders and organizations are already laser-focused on...
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Bolivia: Indigenous Women Seek the Political Kingdom
Photo credit: Franz Chávez/IPS A growing number of Bolivia’s indigenous women are participating in politics, ready to break the barriers of gender and ethnicity. Though spread across great distances and representing various realities,  many...
Monday, March 12, 2007
BRIDGE Cutting Edge Packs Gender and Migration
How does migration advance or impede gender equality? How can policy-makers and practitioners promote gender equality in work on migration? Migration can bring new opportunities for greater gender equality and a better life, for those migrating and...