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Thursday, June 29, 2023
'Add women, change politics': Waterloo Mayor McCabe says of Toronto's now mayor-elect Chow
It wasn’t the landslide win some had predicted but it’s a seismic shift in Toronto politics all the same with Olivia Chow elected to lead Canada’s largest city on Monday, marking a political comeback nearly a decade in the making. The one-time...
Women supporters of Iran's presidential election favourite, ultraconservative judicary chief Ebrahim Raisi, attend a campaign rally in the city of Eslamshahr, just south of Tehran - AFP/File
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
'Long and difficult' path to political equality for Iran women
Iranian women's poor political representation could be set to worsen under an ultraconservative poised to win next week's presidential election. Ebrahim Raisi, who heads Iran's judiciary, is the clear favourite from an all-male field of seven...
In a historic first, President Biden was flanked by two women — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Harris — as he addressed a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Thursday, April 29, 2021
'Madam Speaker, Madam Vice President': Women make history at Biden's joint address
When a president addresses Congress flanked by the vice president and speaker of the House, it's tradition. But when both of those seats are filled by women, it's history in the making. Such was the case on Wednesday night, when President Biden...
Monday, November 09, 2020
'You can't be what you can't see': Female politicians of color discuss what Harris' win means to them
The ascension of Kamala Harris as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect is both symbolic and important to many women across the United States, and several female politicians of color expressed on CNN Sunday morning...
Monday, March 09, 2020
'We still have a problem with female authority': how politics sets a trap for American women
“Gender in this race?” Senator Elizabeth Warren said outside her home on Thursday. “You know that is the trap question for every woman. If you say, ‘Yeah! There was sexism in this race,’ everyone says, ‘Whiner!’ And if you say, ‘No, there was no...
Thursday, October 03, 2019
'Based in hatred': Violence against women standing in Colombia's elections
The body of mayoral candidate Karina García was found shot and incinerated in her car in the Cauca department of southern Colombia, on 1 September. For weeks, García had reported receiving threats and asked the government for increased protection...
Monday, November 06, 2017
'Fed up with the old boys' club': Women elected to top municipal jobs across Quebec
7 of 18 borough mayors elected in Montreal are women, as are many city councillors and other Quebec mayors.   Yesterday, Montrealers elected a woman to be mayor for the first time.  "We have written a new page in Montreal's history books," mayor-...