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Thursday, May 16, 2019
How stereotypes sap power from female presidents
Female presidents have less power to shape policy and face higher standards in key policy areas than male presidents, according to a new study. “On average, female leaders come into office with less support than male leaders and their support erodes...
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
How the women's vote could make all the difference in South Africa
By Paul Berkowitz, The numbers are staggering: in the last general election, nearly 2.5-million more women voted than men. Voter turnout was significantly higher among women than men in 2014, when 76% of registered women voters came out to cast...
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Helen Clark, radio interview
New Zealand's first elected female Prime Minister, Helen Clark became active in politics while studying at the University of Auckland. In this radio interview from election night in 1981, you can hear the newly-elected MP for Mt Albert talking about...
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Here's why having more women in government is good for your health
In November 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau formed the first gender-balanced cabinet in Canadian history. In announcing his cabinet, he ensured that half of his closest advisers (15 out of a total of 30) were women. Canada’s gender-equal cabinet...
Friday, March 01, 2019
How will women fare in Solomon Islands elections?
By Kerryn Baker  In terms of women’s representation in politics, Solomon Islands lags behind much of the world. In April, Solomon Islands will hold the first general election since the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
How growing number of women in politics is shaping perceptions of power, strength
There are more women than ever serving in Congress right now. And there are more women running for president in 2020 than ever before. This seems to represent a fundamental shift in American politics, rather than merely “the year of the woman” — a...
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
How well are women actually represented in Israel’s government?
The steady increase in the percentage of women in Israel’s parliament has not been accompanied by a similar rise in their cabinet representation. In February 1969, Golda Meir was appointed fourth prime minister of the State of Israel, thus becoming...
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...

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