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Victoria Parliament
Thursday, February 18, 2021
‘We can’t leave parliaments to men’: Leading in Spring Street
Ask every female politician in the Victorian Parliament and they will most likely have that one story. There’s the young mother who was reprimanded for wearing black skinny jeans in the Legislative Assembly (“it was one less thing I needed to iron...
Thursday, September 17, 2020
‘If not now, when?’: Black women seize political spotlight
 The little girl ran up to her, wide-eyed and giddy. “Are you Charisse Davis?” the fourth grader asked. Davis was stunned. A former kindergarten teacher and librarian, she was more accustomed to shuttling her two sons to basketball practice than...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
‘Reluctant politician; Forever social worker’—Congress’ MP from chattisgarh Jyotsna Mahant
Congress’ lone female MP in Chhattisgarh, Jyotsna Mahant’s entry in politics is a result of nepotism. It’s the same as how several women who belong to political parties enter politics, but what is unique about her is that she has already been...
Friday, July 24, 2020
‘I Am Someone’s Daughter, Too’: Ocasio-Cortez, House Democrats Call Out ‘Culture’ Of Sexism In Congress
Over a dozen House Democrats, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), took to the House floor on Thursday to call out a “culture” of sexism in Congress following an incident in which Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) was overheard calling Ocasio-Cortez...
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
‘How much for an hour?’: Hong Kong female politicians speak out against sexual harassment culture
She decided the comments would stay online, and she will not be deterred. Had she decided to delete the whole conversation, it would not have been the first time. Leung has previously felt forced to remove political videos and pictures from her...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
‘It’s more than a seat at the table’
By Jennifer Medina, Senator Kamala Harris used to call it the “donkey in the room” — the (occasionally whispered) notion that she could not be the Democratic presidential nominee because it was inconceivable that she, a black woman, could win over a...
Friday, March 27, 2020
‘Opening a door that was closed too long’: the hunt for a female vice-president
Hours after the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren ended her presidential campaign and all but assured the next American president would be a white man in his 70s, a group of influential Democratic women gathered for dinner at a Spanish...
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
‘I don’t just want more women to run, I want them to win’
By Susan Inman, Running for office is a journey, and historically it’s a more difficult journey for women. While democracy was born thousands of years ago, in a very real sense, women are still pioneers on this frontier. Women only got the right to...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
‘If you’re a female MP, people intimidate you in the hope you will shut up and go away’
With the general election - arguably our most toxic one ever - only hours away, Marisa Bate investigates the grim reality of female MPs facing daily death and rape threats, installing panic buttons at home and asks three candidates running for re-...
Friday, July 19, 2019
‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President
“This is an obvious point to make, but it is, sadly, one that we cannot repeat enough”, she said, opening the day-long discussion at UN Headquarters in New York to identify best practices aimed to knock down barriers hindering women’s full...
Friday, November 23, 2018
‘It’s changed me forever’: Here’s how women fueled a political shift in Mecklenburg
Tuesday’s recount that ratified the election of Democrat Rachel Hunt to the North Carolina House underscored the success not only of female candidates but of the women who helped elect them. Hunt, who defeated Republican Rep. Bill Brawley by 68...
Friday, November 23, 2018
‘We have to raise the level of women's participation in political life’ – caretaker FM says at World Democracy Forum
YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 23, ARMENPRESS. Armenia’s caretaker foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan has delivered remarks at the Plenary Session of World Democracy Forum “Women, security and democratization in the context of multilateralism”. Below is the...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
‘And I’m a mom.’ Candidates and voters warm to kids on the trail
PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Mikie Sherrill, Democratic candidate for Congress, had finished a radio interview and was heading toward the stage at the local library where a crowd waited for her to begin an event with the mayor and a native-son-turned-...
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
‘Something has actually changed’: Women, minorities, first-time candidates drive Democratic House hopes
A flood of women, minorities and first-time candidates is poised to radically alter the composition of Congress next year after winning Democratic primaries in record numbers in 2018. White men are in the minority in the House Democratic candidate...
Monday, August 13, 2018
‘Don’t run this Year.’ The perils for republican women facing a flood of resistance
By Kate Zernike, The energy in the midterms is working against female Republican candidates who are reluctant or unable to claim any advantage to being a woman among voters. Diane Harkey, the Republican candidate for California’s 49th Congressional...
Tuesday, January 02, 2018
‘If we don’t run, then we won’t achieve.’ Why a record number of women are eyeing a run for governor.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — At a time when nearly every aspect of politics feels suffused by issues involving gender, the leading Democratic contender for Michigan governor makes a point of rarely mentioning hers. “I talk about jobs,” former state Senate...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
‘We don’t have bodyguards, we are completely vulnerable’: female MPs on the fears they face
Paula Sherriff tries her best not to be paranoid, or let it get in the way of her work as an MP. But, ever since her friend and colleague Jo Cox was murdered in the street a few miles from where Sherriff lives, she has found threats of violence...
Thursday, April 23, 2015
‘Seven’ to Bring Stories of Real-Life Heroines to Betts Theatre
Based on interviews with women who have fought for change in their home countries around the world, two versions of the acclaimed documentary play “Seven” are coming to the George Washington University next week. “Seven,” written by seven award-...