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Thursday, November 07, 2019
US: Ranked choice voting can help elect more women candidates
By Betsy Gotbaum and Meridith Maskara. New York City is number one inthecountry in many areas—we boast the most diverse population, tallest building,and best bagels. Yet, when it comes to our elections, New York City is failing—both in terms of...
Monday, October 28, 2019
USA: These candidates are proof: Investing in women who run for state and local office pays off
Many feminists celebrated the incredible progress made in 2018 when more women were elected to Congress than ever before—but victories at the state level warranted commemoration, too. In the days following the 2018 election, more than 2,000 women ...
Friday, October 11, 2019
Unfinished business: Women running in 2018 and beyond
Women ran for and were elected to office in record numbers in the 2018 election. They made historic gains across levels of office and reached new milestones for women’s political representation. But not all women achieved record levels of success in...
Friday, April 12, 2019
US: What woman presidential candidates are facing
The 2020 presidential election marks the first time more than two women have competed in the Democratic or Republican primaries, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Democratic congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard of...
Thursday, February 07, 2019
USA: 2019's barrier-breaking politicians get to work
On November 6, 125 women were elected to the House, Senate, and governorships. This week, they assume power. Here's what they plan on doing with it. First they marched. Then they ran. And then? They won—big. In last year’s midterms, women candidates...
Friday, November 30, 2018
USA: A historic number of women were elected in 2018—these four are expected to run for president in 2020
The 2018 midterm election included a wave of victories for female candidates and major upsets across the country. Now, four prominent female Democrats are all but openly running for president. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, considered a top...
Friday, September 07, 2018
US: 2018 is the year of the woman on the ballot
By Brooke Baldwin, Cara McClure explains her decision this way. "I wasn't planning on running, and then I woke up that morning feeling guilty ... because I have so much to offer." McClure once battled homelessness as a single mother. But her...
Wednesday, August 01, 2018
UN Women applauds historic advances towards gender parity in the Mexican Congress
Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Mexico has made unprecedented strides towards achieving gender parity in its Congress during the last general election held...
Friday, July 27, 2018
US: Meet the women candidates taking #MeToo to the ballot box
First Donald Trump inspired Katie Muth to tell her husband about her rape, then he galvanized her into running for office. Muth had been married for about five years, but never told her husband about the man she says raped her after the rehearsal...
Friday, July 06, 2018
US: Married suburban women could be pivotal in the battle for Congress — but for which side?
At a McAlister's Deli, tucked in one of the miles of strip malls that line Manchester Road among the shoulder-to-shoulder suburbs of west St. Louis County, Helen McCauley and her daughter Sara didn't hesitate when asked recently about the coming...
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
UN seeks to empower female politicians in Malawi
The United Nations (UN) has introduced a Women Empowerment Project (WEP) in Salima to empower female aspirants ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections. The project is also expected to be implemented in five other districts in the country. UN election...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US: Record numbers of women are running, but how many can win?
With primary season underway and a record number of women on ballots nationwide, the question now is how many will make it to office after elections in November. The reality is that many of the women running face long odds. Of the 40 women who have...
Friday, June 01, 2018
US: Will 2018’s ‘pink wave’ of female candidates make it in Congress?
By Amanda Clayton and Pär Zetterberg, Articles about the “pink wave” — the record number of women who have entered midterm congressional races — are appearing regularly in top media outlets. And as this month’s primaries in Pennsylvania suggest,...
Thursday, May 17, 2018
USA: Women will probably lose more than they will win in 2018, but their candidacies are still a big deal
A record number of women are running at all levels of government this year, and for the second consecutive week of primaries, a notable number of them are winning. Across four states Tuesday, women won competitive primaries in four House races in ...
Thursday, August 03, 2017
UNDP Online Course on Enhancing Women’s Participation Throughout the Electoral Cycle
Promoting the equal political participation of women is a key aspect of achieving inclusive and sustainable human development and achieving the targets set in the 2030 Agenda. The e-learning course ‘Enhancing Women’s Political Participation...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UN Job Opening: Senior Electoral Officer
Job Opening (click here for more information) Posting Title: SENIOR ELECTORAL OFFICER Job Code Title: SENIOR ELECTORAL OFFICER Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO Duty Station: Field Locations Posting Period: 07...
Thursday, November 17, 2016
UN Job Opening: Principal Electoral Affairs Officer
Job Opening (click here for more information)   Posting Title: PRINCIPAL ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER Job Code Title: PRINCIPAL ELECTORAL AFFAIRS OFFICER Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO Duty Station: Field...
Thursday, July 21, 2016
UN Women Annual Report 2015-2016
2015 was UN Women’s fifth year. As we marked this milestone, the United Nations celebrated 70 years of fostering human rights, and governments and civil society assessed 15 years of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, and of Security...