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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, ...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
With no hands to shake, Hochul rules the airwaves
While Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily press briefings have captivated millions across the country, many upstate residents probably have heard more from Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul lately. Hochul has often served as a booster for...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Women make political history in Louisiana, but men still make up the majority
For the first time in U.S. history six women stood on a national platform campaigning to become our next president. That momentum of women wanting to take on political roles continued in Louisiana. Last November...
Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Women in politics: Local and European trends
From mayors to MEPs: new study reveals women’s representation across Europe. Women make up half of humanity, yet account for only 1/3 of political decision-makers in Europe and around 15% of mayors. A new study by the...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Women in local government: what we know and where we go from here
Women are underrepresented in most elected and appointed positions in local government in the United States. This essay details what we know about women’s representation in cities and counties, with a discussion of the...
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Women in Public Administration
“Increasing the proportion of women in public institutions makes them more representative, increases innovation, improves decision-making and benefits whole societies” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-...
Friday, October 26, 2018
Women in Palestine face violence and political exclusion, campaigner tells UN
Women are being shut out of Palestinian politics and excluded from peace talks, according to Randa Siniora, the first female Palestinian campaigner to address the UN security council. Speaking at the UN on Thursday, she...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women candidates rewrite the political playbook
The impact of record numbers of women candidates has already been felt this election cycle. The #MeToo movement and anger about the outcome of the 2016 presidential contest has driven women to break free from some of...
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Women candidates poised to make history in 2018 midterm elections
The 1992 election is often referred to as "The Year of the Woman," as more women were elected to Congress than any year before. This year is set to be another record-breaking year by the same measure, and several women...
Friday, September 28, 2018
Women politicians in Bolivia face increasing harassment and violence
Bolivia is one of only two democracies in the world – the other is Rwanda – where there are more women in congress than men. But as women gain more political power, they’re also becoming the target of violent attacks...
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Women and political empowerment in Nigeria
By Davidson Aminu, Women and political empowerment in Nigeria is a topical issue and it has generated mixed reaction from both the educated and the general public. There are those who argue that women should be confined...
Friday, September 07, 2018
Wind of change in Djibouti
Djibouti’s new legislature is making great efforts to become more representative of the country’s people. Elections in February changed the composition of the National Assembly with an intake of 60 per cent of new MPs....
Friday, August 31, 2018
Will toxic politics stem the surge in women candidates?
When Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, it sparked a surge of female candidates. According to Rutgers Center for American Women and Politics, nearly 500 women initially filed to run for the U.S. House...
Friday, August 17, 2018
When the resistance meets the polls: A historic week for women politicians
By Maya Salam, Yes, that’s the sound of glass shattering ahead of the midterm elections. And female candidates are stomping through the wreckage. It’s been an election year already dominated by a surge of women, and a...
Friday, August 17, 2018
Where are all the women in Nigerian politics?
Daring to join the male-dominated world of Nigerian politics was a tough decision for Ladi Mamman Watila, particularly in the conservative north-eastern state of Borno. But in 2003, Watila ran for a seat in the House of...
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Women’s Council calls for gender quotas for local election candidates
Gender quotas should be introduced next year for the local elections, the National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) has said. Just 21 per cent of local councillors are women and it would take another 200 years to...
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Women just broke a record: The most female nominees for governor in a single year
By Amber Phillips, Nowhere is there a stronger gender disparity in U.S. politics than in governor’s mansions. Right now there are a grand total of six female governors. Tuesday may go down as a day that helps change...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Women’s political and economic empowerment the focus of UN-backed radio programme
Women’s participation in development planning and political processes is crucial for advancing Afghanistan toward a more stable and prosperous country, said panellists during a UN-backed radio programme in the central...

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