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Tuesday, January 08, 2019
Hillary Clinton’s “Likable” comment is a swipe at how people talk about women leaders
By Mehreen Kasana, More often than not, "likability" tests haunt women in politics more than their male colleagues. Most recently, pundits wondered aloud if Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who announced that she was exploring a 2020...
Friday, January 04, 2019
Have we learned nothing from 2016 about how to cover women in politics?
By Michelle Ruiz, No sooner had Elizabeth Warren (all but) announced her 2020 presidential candidacy than the same old sexist narratives began: “How does Warren avoid a Clinton redux—written off as too unlikable before her campaign gets off the...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
How women are changing the face of Congress
History will be made in America on 3 January when a record number of women are sworn in as part of the 116th Congress. It will be the culmination of two years of resistance to President Donald Trump - primarily led by women - following his...
Friday, December 28, 2018
How significant are women in Nigerian politics?
In recent years all over the world, a new dimension of women in politics emerged . More and more women have now been entering into politics. Conventional politics reflected male concerns and hence women were notably absent in politics.Welfare...
Friday, December 28, 2018
How female candidates and leaders are flipping the script on gender
By Eva Barboni, For years, women candidates have been advised to downplay their gender, to dress in a gender-neutral way, and to avoid talking too much about “women’s issues.” In many cases, this was the right strategy. With public opinion still...
Monday, November 19, 2018
How many husbands control the votes of their wives? We'll never know
By Rebecca Solnit, Progressive organizer Annabel Park told the story that made me start to wonder. “I can’t stop thinking about this woman I met while doorknocking for Beto in Dallas,” Annabel wrote on social media a few days before the midterm...
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Here are some of the women who could make history in the Midterm Elections
 Already in 2018, women candidates have broken the records for the number of candidates for governor, U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Depending on how the midterms go, they may make history again. The November elections could see the first black woman...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
How I learned to embrace power as a woman in Washington
By Wendy R. Sherman, In 2011, when I heard that Bill Burns was going to be named deputy secretary of state under Secretary Hillary Clinton, I called Cheryl Mills, Hillary’s chief of staff. I wanted to let her know I was interested in replacing Bill...
Friday, August 31, 2018
How to celebrate a complicated win for women
There’s a historical haze confounding plans to observe the coming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It descends, first, in definitions: “That’s the one that guaranteed a right to vote to all American women, right...
Friday, August 31, 2018
Historic leap in Tunisia: Women make up 47 per cent of local government
Seven years after the 2011 Revolution and four years after the adoption of the Constitution, women now make up 47 per cent of the local council positions in Tunisia following the May 2018 elections. The dramatic increase in women members is the...
Friday, August 24, 2018
How the next generation of women lawmakers can change America
In this crazy, politically volatile year, there’s been plenty to worry about. But amongst all the trouble, there’s a sign of hope: more women have won major party nominations in 2018 than ever before. The year and a half since Trump’s nomination has...
Monday, June 04, 2018
How a 'concrete floor' could get more women into power
Women are largely under-represented in governments and at the top of big businesses around the world. Could the answer be as simple as a 'concrete floor' created by those with the power to change things? Critics were quick to notice the irony of a...
Thursday, April 05, 2018
How Women Influence Constitution Making After Conflict and Unrest
Constitution reform is a frequent feature of peace and transition processes: 75 countries undertook constitution reform in the wake of armed conflict, unrest, or negotiated transition from authoritarianism to democracy between 1990 and 2015. Often...
Monday, March 19, 2018
History in the making as Trinidad and Tobago's first female president sworn in
Eight years after the country's first female Prime Minister was elected, Trinidad and Tobago witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of the country's first female President, Paula-Mae Weekes.  Following her swearing in, President Weekes said that...
Monday, March 12, 2018
High Level Side Event at CSW 62 on Advancing Gender-equal Nationality Rights
Over 50 countries maintain nationality laws that discriminate on the basis of gender, denying women the right to confer nationality on their children and spouses on an equal basis with men. These sex discriminatory laws result in wide-ranging human...
Friday, March 02, 2018
Highlights of IPU's Women in Parliament in 2017 Report
Global highlights The year 2017 saw some positive developments in women’s participation in elections, according to the Women in Parliament in 2017: The year in review, released by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) ahead of International Women’s...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
How to succeed as a woman in politics: Advice by British member of Parliament Rushanara Ali
Be confident and don't succumb to "imposter syndrome". Bangladeshi-born British member of Parliament Rushanara Ali offered her advice on International Women's Day 2017 to The Economist.