Minorities and Indigenous Women

 

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Meet The First Openly LGBT Politician To Be Elected Governor
By Erin Donelly Oregon Democrat Kate Brown became the first openly LGBT person to be elected governor yesterday. Though Gov. Brown is married to a man, she identifies as a bisexual woman. Gov. Brown was actually the incumbent in Oregon's...
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Melanie Mark is the first indigenous woman to be elected to British Columbia’s legislature
Melanie Mark grew up in one of Canada's poorest neighborhoods, moving around the social housing system while her mother struggled with addiction and her siblings lived in foster care. Decades later, she is the first indigenous woman to be elected to...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Making the invisible visible, Mexico
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...
Friday, June 06, 2014
Margarita Alonzo
Interview with Margarita Alonzo, 2014 NDI Andi Parhamovich Fellow. Each year, the fellowship brings to Washington, D.C., a young woman—selected from NDI local staff or partner organizations in one of 65 countries where the Institute operates—who is...
Friday, May 23, 2014
Making the invisible visible
When Marcelina Bautista Bautista left her indigenous Mixtec community in Nochtixtlan, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, at the age of 14 with only a primary school education and no knowledge of Spanish, she didn’t dream that one day she would end up...
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Message by UN Women Acting Head on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, UN Women calls for the promotion and protection of the human rights of indigenous women and girls.  Despite indigenous peoples’ extensive contributions to society, their communities...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mindanawon women in power: from 11.5% to 28.8% in 25 years, Philippines
The number of  women occupying top posts in Mindanao has increased from only 10 women governors, city mayors and representatives in the post-EDSA elections of 1987 and 1988 to 34 elected for the 2013-2016 term that begins noon of June 30. In...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
MEXICO’S REAMM ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN TO RECEIVE NDI’S 2013 MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT GRANT
NDI has announced that it will award its 2013 Madeleine K. Albright Grant to the Network of Support for Women Municipal Leaders (REAMM) of Mexico. The $25,000 grant goes to community-based organizations that create greater roles for women in civic...