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Monday, June 29, 2020
Women elected officials database
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is proud to announce the launch of the online CAWP Women Elected Officials Database, a first-of-its-kind tool for exploring and...
Friday, June 26, 2020
Sudanese women ready to ‘break taboos’ and run for office
Much has already changed for women since the protests: laws restricting freedom of dress, movement and work were repealed, and female genital mutilation was criminalized. The transitional constitution guarantees 40 per cent representation in the...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
#ShePersisted: Gendered disinformation campaigns and the 2020 elections
Rep19 and Vote Run Lead are proud to present the Power Through Education Town Hall Series. This free series features top thought leaders, elected officials and political experts. Lucina Di Meco is a senior expert, advocate and writer on women’s...
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Women candidates won big in June primaries
The June 2 primaries were a major night for women candidates, so much so that in multiple House races in New Mexico, Indiana, and Iowa, voters will choose between two women candidates this fall. Take New Mexico, where, according to primary results...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Exclusion or interests? Why females in elected office reduce petty and grand corruption
Disappointed by the numerous failures of anticorruption reforms, international organisations, scholars and policy makers increasingly place their hopes on measures aimed at enhancing gender equality and in particular increasing the inclusion of...
Friday, June 05, 2020
US: New PAC focuses on increasing number of women elected to office in Wyoming
As election season gets underway in Wyoming, several top women in state politics announced this week they would be launching a nonpartisan political action committee tasked with promoting women seeking elected office. The Cowgirl Run Fund, which...
Friday, May 15, 2020
A record number of women have filed to run for House seats in 2020
A record 490 women have filed to run for U.S. House seats in 2020, surpassing the previous record of 476 set in 2018, according to new data from the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University. That figure includes a record...
Monday, May 04, 2020
40 femmes élues à l’Assemblée nationale : Une première dans l’histoire du Mali
Vingt-huit circonscriptions électorales ont élu au moins une femme aux législatives de 2020 au Mali. Les femmes occupent 40 des 147 sièges, soit 27,21%. Une première dans l’histoire du Mali. Le nombre de femmes élues à l’Assemblée nationale passe de...
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Monday, March 30, 2020
Survey finds that gender gaps in political interest reduce after women’s representation doubles in Uruguay
The below findings and graph are from the book Seeing Women, Strengthening Democracy: How Women in Politics Foster Connected Citizens, authored by Magda Hinojosa and Miki Caul Kittilson and released in 2020. Surveys of Uruguayan men and women—both...
Thursday, March 19, 2020
No, We don’t really want a female President
I still remember Wednesday, November 9, 2016 like it was yesterday. The decision was already clear the night before. But there was something of a nightmarish quality to the previous evening — something surreal. I thought maybe I would wake to a...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Ahead of Brazil’s municipal elections, novel legal requirements can elevate women’s participation in politics
In October 2020, Brazilians will head to the polls to elect new mayors and city counselors in thousands of municipalities across the country. For the first time in history, Brazil’s thirty-five individual political parties will be required by law to...
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...
Monday, March 02, 2020
Protecting political campaigns from digital threats
Political campaigns online have demonstrated that they can help candidates win elections, include more citizens’ concerns in political debates or allow upcoming parties to gain political exposure. However, social media can also have a negative...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Zimbabwe: Call to prioritize women's participation in local government
Government is working on ensuring greater participation of women at local government level. This comes after the representation of women in local government declined from 16 percent to 15 percent. Out of 6 800 candidates who contested in elections...
Friday, February 28, 2020
Women’s suffrage marks 100 years on election day in Slovakia
Many people see February 29 as a leap day, but it plays a much more important role in the history of the Slovaks and the Czechs. Their first democratic Constitution was adopted exactly 100 years ago. The 1920 Constitution was the first legally...
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Uganda: More women urged to enter politics ahead of 2021 General Elections
Former Ethics and Integrity minister Dr. Miria Matembe has challenged women to take up more leadership positions in the forthcoming general elections, in order to achieve gender balance. Matembe also former Mbarara district woman Member of...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
2019 Parliamentary Elections in Moldova - Gender perspective
The infographics are produced by the Central Electoral Commission of Moldova, with the support of “Enhancing democracy in Moldova through inclusive and transparent elections” Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Pursuing equality in rights and representation – Women’s experiences running for parliament in Lebanon’s 2018 elections
In late 2018 and early 2019 UN Women interviewed 87 per cent of the women who ran for Parliamentary election (75 of the 86 women; of the 113 women who registered to run, 86 made it on to candidate lists). This report summarizes their stories and...

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