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Participants in New Bern's 2017 Women's March hold up signs in support of women's equality.  TODD WETHERINGTON / SUN JOURNAL STAFF
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Craven County women have ground to make up in elected positions. Men still dominate boards
On Thursday night, the Craven County GOP elected Sarah Benischek as the party's new chairman. The announcement marked a victory for women in local politics after a recent report found women are not represented equally to their male counterparts. ...
Newly Brooklyn Councilmember elect Shahana Hanif spoke at a rally in City Hall Park supporting female candidates, July 13, 2021. Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY
Wednesday, November 10, 2021
City Council adds historic number of women to its ranks as republicans gain
New York City’s legislative branch will be packed with newcomers in 2022 and will have its first female majority. Meanwhile, the GOP gained at least one more Council seat. As voters chose moderate Democrat Eric Adams as mayor, the City Council...
Vote Mama CEO Liuba Grechen Shirley.Photo courtesy of Gerri Hernandez.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Campaign-funded child care helps moms run for office — meet the woman making it happen
When Liuba Grechen Shirley ran for New York’s 2nd Congressional District in 2018, the Democratic mom of two had no clue about the barriers she would face on the campaign trail. “There is no playbook for running for office with small children,”...
Representational image | Villagers wait in queues to cast their votes for the Meghalaya assembly election | PTI
Monday, June 07, 2021
Control over family wealth among Meghalaya women increases political activity, study finds
By Rachel Brule and Nikhar Gaikwad In most societies around the world, women participate in politics at lower rates than men. Research shows that women also have a distinct set of economic policy preferences, prioritising government-led taxation and...
Monday, June 07, 2021
Culture, Capital, and the Political Economy Gender Gap: Evidence from Meghalaya’s Matrilineal Tribes
Abstract What explains the gender gap in political engagement and economic policy preferences? Many scholars point to material resources, while others credit cultural determinants. We identify and test an important link between these factors:...
The Fawcett Society said: ‘Without concerted effort we simply won’t see gender equality and women will continue to be an unheard majority.’ Photograph: Paul Warburton/Alamy
Friday, May 07, 2021
Concern as just a third of candidates in English local elections are women
Fawcett Society says more needs to be done to encourage women into politics More needs to be done to encourage women into politics, the UK’s leading charity for gender equality has said, as data reveals that just one-third of candidates in this week...
Will we see more women, more Coloured, more disabled people on the Holyrood benches after the 6 May election? REUTERS/Russell Cheyne
Thursday, April 29, 2021
Could the new Scottish Parliament turn out to be the most diverse ever?
Since its creation in 1999, the Scottish Parliament has provided a forum to address issues like health, education and the environment, which directly affect the nation. However, as far as representation goes, there is room for improvement. Things...
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Close the political gender gap to reduce corruption
Including women in local councils is strongly negatively associated with the prevalence of both petty and grand forms of corruption. This reduction in corruption is primarily experienced among women. A study suggests that female representatives seek...
Friday, September 14, 2018
Can women achieve equal political representation in Ghana?
Despite Ghana’s strong democratic progress over the past two decades, it has fallen short of achieving equal representation for women in politics. IRI’s party exchanges aim to address this ongoing gap in democratic progress and to build momentum for...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Cynthia Nixon asked to turn down the AC. It isn’t silly. It’s symbolic
On Tuesday, New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon made a request that seemed both trivial and audacious. For an upcoming Democratic primary debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, she wanted the thermostat set to 76 degrees. It was the kind of news...
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Caroline Janvier
Caroline Janvier was elected to the French National Assembly on 18 June 2017, representing the department of Loiret. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Colombia see summer of surge for women in politics
Last week, the new President of Colombia, Iván Duque, swore in his vice president, Marta Lucía Ramírez. She is Colombia’s first female vice president. Ramírez’s oath of office would have been a historic enough moment – but the bigger story is that...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman, wins Vermont Governor’s primary
On a cloudy afternoon this summer, Christine Hallquist, a former utility executive from Vermont, listened closely as Danica Roem, the Virginia state delegate who won national recognitionwhen she became the first transgender person elected to her...
Monday, August 13, 2018
Candidates in Tuesday’s primaries poised to break barriers for women of color and LGBTQ community
Voters head to the polls in Connecticut, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Vermont on Tuesday. This week’s round of primary voting will once again set the stage for more history-making moments for women in politics. Voters head to the polls in Connecticut,...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Change in Pakistan as women seize right to vote
Hameeda Shahid is making history. She is standing for parliament in a conservative tribal area of Pakistan which borders Afghanistan. Dir was once a Taliban stronghold where women had few rights and were not even allowed vote. She is fighting for a...
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Canada to host first women foreign ministers meeting
Canada is set to host the first meeting of women foreign ministers in September, officials said Wednesday. The meeting will take place in Montreal on September 21 and 22 while the UN General Assembly is underway in New York, Canada's foreign...
Friday, July 13, 2018
Community Radios engaged to amplify voices of female aspirants in Malawi
UN Women Malawi has engaged community radios in the country in a campaign to promote female aspirants through radio messages and radio talk shows. Speaking in an interview, Communications Officer for UN Women Malawi Faith Mvula said Journalists from...
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Call for parties to publish gender breakdown of candidates in UK
Political parties should be required to publish details of their election candidates by gender to highlight the "shameful" gap in numbers between men and women, campaigners are arguing. The Centenary Action Group, which wants equal representation in...

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