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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Where are the women in political campaigns?
Hosted by Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin, Stuff Mom Never Told You is the audio podcast from HowStuffWorks that gets down to the business of being women from every imaginable angle. Fueled by boundless curiosity and rigorous research, Cristen...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Women in Parliament: 20 years in review
The Inter-parliamentary Union has recently published a report reviewing the developments made in women's participation in parliaments in the last 20 years, globally, regionally and at the country level. The report shows that the past 20 years have...
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Women's political empowerment and American presidential elections discussed in The New Yorker
Dr. Jill Lepore, Professor of American History at Harvard University, has published an article in The New Yorker, entitled ‘The Sovereignty of Women’. The article deals with the historical difficulties of women to be fully recognized as political...
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Women's Campaign School at Yale University
Celebrating its twenty-second year of existence this summer, the Women's Campaign School at Yale University (WCS) is a non-partisan, issue neutral leadership program, whose mission is to improve women’s political participation by increasing their...
Friday, April 01, 2016
Women in Parliaments in 2015: The year in review
The number of women Speakers of Parliament reached an all-time high by the end of 2015 at 49 (or 17.9% of the total number of Speakers), reports the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) in “Women in Parliaments in 2015: The year in review”. That is up...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Women and power: Overcoming barriers to leadership and influence'
‘Women and power: Overcoming barriers to leadership and influence’ is a case study developed as a result of the project ‘Women’s Voice and Leadership in Decision-Making project’. This project run over a period of two years, from 2014 to 2016, with...
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Women’s Political Progress in 2015
Leadership Hand LLC has produced this infographic with key events that have marked the year 2015 in terms of women’s progress in politics across the world. See below for the PDF.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Working for Equality in Bhutan
This Workshop Report was originally published by International IDEA here on January 11, 2016. Women continue to be underrepresented in Bhutan politics and following the general elections in 2013 the number of women parliamentarians sank from 14...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Workshop on Advocacy and Politics in Dallas
The Advocacy and Politics Workshop will take place in Dallas, on March 4, 2016. It will include an introduction to advocacy and campaign strategy as well as a Fundraising for Advocates course and Political Fundraising Fundamentals. This workshop is...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Workshop: Careers in Politics
The Careers in politics Workshop will take place in Miami on February 19, 2016. This four-hour workshop will cover these five highly needed political careers today for women: Strategists, lobbyists, communications, consultants, social media...
Monday, January 11, 2016
Women and Leadership: Public Says Women are Equally Qualified, but Barriers Persist
This report explores public attitudes about gender and leadership with a particular focus on leadership in U.S. politics and business. The analysis is based on two new Pew Research Center surveys. In addition to the surveys, this report draws on...
Women Suffrage
Monday, April 27, 2015
We women must vote or be ignored
On February 6, 1918, a select group gained suffrage but it took 10 more years before all women had the same voting rights as men. Yet at the last election, in 2010, more than nine million women didn’t use that hard-won right. As we approach polling...
Women in the USA
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Women and politics: Slow growth in all but a few towns
While women in southern New Jersey government agree they haven’t shattered the glass ceiling in politics, fewer of them are getting headaches from bumping up against it these days and several have broken through to achieve historic firsts.   At the...
Monday, December 29, 2014
Women take 7 of Taiwan's 22 council speaker seats
A new day for women dawned in Taiwan Thursday, with females winning seven of the 22 city and county council speaker positions throughout the country.  The seven are Wu Pi-chu of Taipei, Kang Yu-cheng of Kaohsiung city, Jao Ching-ling of Taitung...
Monday, December 15, 2014
What can we do to improve female representation in politics?
It’s no secret that women are vastly underrepresented at all levels of government, all across the world. In the UK, there are five women in David Cameron’s cabinet,out of 22 positions, and only 22% of MPs are women. The Global Gender Gap report,...
Friday, December 12, 2014
Women don't run? USA
An interest in the gender gap between the representations of female candidates in U.S. elections compared to their male counterparts led two University of Pittsburgh professors to take the issue into the laboratory for three years of research....
Kalthoum Kennou
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Woman Running for President Shows Tunisia’s Arab Spring Progress
In a life spanning colonial rule, war, autocracy and revolution, Tunis resident Halima never saw a reason to vote. A chance meeting in a souk earlier this month gave her one. She was introduced to Kalthoum Kannou, who has three children, a long...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Why Women Are the Supervoters in This Year's Midterm Elections, USA
Women across the country do amazing and powerful things every day, but we have a special superpower right now: Our votes. Why are we so powerful right now? Why are we "Supervoters?" Because in the upcoming midterm elections, control of the U.S....

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