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Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
In the next 100 years, women may dominate US politics
When it comes to women and power in America, 2020 is a landmark, but also a question. We are marking the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment enfranchising women even as we ask: Whose votes -- and stories -- are left out of the...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
It’s official: Living in a female-led country is advantageous right now
By Susan Devaney, Currently, there are only 19 female world leaders.  And yet, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, several countries have made headlines for the notable leadership style of the women in charge. You only have to look to former British ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Is the great woman theory of coronavirus leadership true?
A couple of days ago, Norway’s Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, was asked why countries with women leaders were having more success combating the coronavirus pandemic than their male counterparts. After all, Taiwan, New Zealand, Finland and Germany...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In a global emergency, women are showing how to lead
By Zoe Marks Among the countries that have seen early successes in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, female leaders stand out. Germany under Angela Merkel boasts one of the lowest fatality rates in the world and is gradually reopening. Women-...
Friday, April 03, 2020
Ireland: Women will do politics differently
By Andrée Murphy, When Michelle O’Neill paused in her answers to the Stormont chamber this week, she reflected heartfelt concerns in these days of uncertainty. Jim Allister had asked her about his constituent, a woman of 32 years with a young child...
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Is there (still) a gender gap in politics?
By Karen Nikos-Rose, UC Davis, “A few years ago I took my children on a tour of the state Capitol building. My daughter was very interested in the art — the woodwork, the decorative tiles, and the paintings. After viewing the gallery of governor...
Friday, January 03, 2020
India: Dear parties, ignore women and urban voters, face NOTA
By Smruti Koppikar, Now that Maharashtra finally has a government, it’s worthwhile revisiting the election result to pick out a few trends that were lost in the din over government formation. Three trends among many in the electoral basket stand out...
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
In Tunisia, more women in office can make all the difference
By Lindsay J. Benstead, In Tunisia, 47 percent of seats in the 2018 municipal assembly elections are now held by women. This increase is due in part to a constitutionally-mandated electoral gender quota. Women are running for — and winning — elected...
Friday, July 05, 2019
It’s a question no one says they want to ask. But the women running for President keep hearing it.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Some people whisper it, some apologize for it, and some are very careful to mention their neighbors — their neighbors would be the ones to ask. “Do you really think a woman could be elected president?” In ways subtle and overt,...
Friday, June 28, 2019
It’s too lonely at the top for women in government
By Annie Osborne, Women make up only 6.6 percent of heads of state globally. While record numbers of women are running for, and being elected to public office, women are still drastically underrepresented at the top levels of political leadership....
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
I’m pregnant and forced to choose between being an MP and a mum
By Stella Creasy, Labour MP Even when you’ve spent a lifetime fighting for equality, you can still be floored by the way discrimination manifests itself. I never thought parliament would tell me to choose between being an MP and being a mum. My...
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
It’s time for women in politics to adopt the strategy of their opponents
By Ana Stevenson, For more than a century, the same tactics and tropes have been used against women in politics. Now they must turn the tables. In spring 1919, Congress adopted the 19th Amendment. Ratification came more than a year later on Aug. 18...
Friday, May 03, 2019
In the aftermath of genocide, Rwanda’s women have transformed the country
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Swanee Hunt, Twenty-five years ago, a savage genocide ripped apart Rwanda, a tiny nation in the heart of Africa. This month’s observance of the genocide that killed almost a million focused, as it should have, on those...
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Is a new era dawning for women in politics?
By Robert D. Eldridge, Japan is known for its low rates of female participation in politics and ranks poorly internationally. However, there are some positive trends afoot, with the recent unified nationwide series of local elections seeing the...
Friday, April 12, 2019
India: Ironic lack of women candidates in northeastern states
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee, My vote matters’. This is how the Election Commission is exhorting the electorate “in our ageless democracy,” in a poster depicting two tribal women from Sikkim. “The lines on my face do not matter, the ink on my finger...
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
India: Empowering effects of women in politics
By Rachel Brulé, Reservation for women in politics has positively impacted their inheritance rights as well as marriage negotiations. Quotas for women in government have swept the world as a revolutionary tool to further female political inclusion....
Friday, January 25, 2019
Ireland needs to elect more women and this is how we achieve it
It’s been suggested that the rise of women's interest in Irish politics could have been directly attributable to the introduction of gender quotas. The Electoral (Amendment) (Political Funding) Bill was introduced in the Seanad in February 2012 and...

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