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Monday, October 26, 2020
How sexist abuse of women in Congress amounts to political violence – and undermines American democracy
From plans to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s being called a “f—ing b—” by her colleague Rep. Ted Yoho, it’s been a nasty year for women in American politics. Now, some women who’ve been targets of such misogyny want...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
How Kamala Harris highlights what women in politics face
With Senator Kamala Harris as a historic vice-presidential running mate, it's impossible to avoid the topic of gender this election cycle - but are the rules of the race really different for women? Here's how her nomination highlights the issues...
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Her Power 2020 summit
Foreign Policy’s flagship global women’s summit returns this year in a digital format. FP will continue the momentum set in motion at last fall’s inaugural event, aiming to amplify the voices and untapped leadership contribution of women in foreign...
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
How women vote: Separating myth from reality
A century has elapsed since the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote at the federal level. But no single analysis of those 100 years can explain “the women’s vote,” as it’s impossible to summarize half of the country’s population with one...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Hillary Clinton’s Beijing speech: 25 years on
In 1995, Hillary Rodham Clinton, then first lady of the United States, delivered a landmark speech to the UN in Beijing in which she declared: “Human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights.” A groundbreaking intervention, the...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
How Diane Abbott fought racism – and her own party – to become Britain’s first black female MP
The 1987 election campaign was the first time the Labour party had fielded so many black and Asian candidates. Yet Diane Abbott got the impression that “the national party thought we were an embarrassment”. Certainly, “they offered no support of any...
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Historic gathering to call for political commitment at the highest levels for the achievement of gender equality
The year 2020 marks the 25th  anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), which remains the  most visionary and comprehensive roadmap for...
Friday, September 25, 2020
Harriet Baldwin
Harriet Baldwin is a Member of Parliament from The United Kingdom. This interview was conducted in March 2019 in the margins of the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) in New York.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
How Belarusian women became a strong presence in anti-Lukashenko protests
Staring down a masked man with a rifle, standing alongside dozens of other women all linking arms in solidarity, Anastasiya Antoniuk was prepared to be taken to jail. The 26-year-old copywriter was taking part in a protest against the detention of...
Thursday, September 03, 2020
How Sandhya Ray became the first female MP from Bhind in Madhya Pradesh
Coming from one of the most backward villages in the country, Sandhya Ray found the support in her progressive in-laws. They didn’t just support her with her studies but also motivated her to join politics. Ray, who wanted to do a regular 9-5 job,...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
How gender affects the response rates of politicians to inquiries about healthcare and unemployment support
Are women and men equally likely to receive answers when they contact politicians for information about healthcare and unemployment benefits? Drawing on a new study, Zoila Ponce de Leon and Gabriele Magni find that MPs are significantly more likely...
Friday, August 21, 2020
How did women fare in the 2020 Vanuatu elections?
Despite strong efforts to promote female leadership and political engagement by advocacy groups, women still face serious roadblocks to political success in Vanuatu, writes Elise Howard. In the Vanuatu national elections held on 19 March 2020,...
Monday, July 27, 2020
Hong Kong elections: the shameful absence of women from politics
During these times of political polarisation and fragmentation in Hong Kong, there is one thing we can find in common across partisan lines – shutting out women from politics. The future for Hong Kong parliamentary politics is definitely not female...
Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Has COVID-19 pushed women in politics off Kenya’s agenda?
In 2013, Alice Wahome ran in her third attempt to win the hotly-contested Kandara constituency parliamentary seat in Murang’a County, Central Kenya. As is typical of rural politics, the field was male-dominated, with the stakes being high for all...
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
How African feminists are sustaining peace in a pandemic
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, African feminists have been essential in responding with care to the challenges facing their communities. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Africa, but not at the exponential rate experienced in other parts of the...
Friday, June 05, 2020
Historic wins for women of color as nation protests systemic racism
As the nation remained gripped by widespread protests against police brutality and systemic racism, black and Hispanic women won elections in multiple states on Tuesday while Representative Steve King, a nine-term congressman with a long history of...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
How women are getting squeezed by the pandemic
By Francesca Donner, The coronavirus has worsened existing social and economic inequalities, especially for women. While both women and men are suffering the economic fallout of the virus across the world, it is women — already more likely to be in...
Friday, May 22, 2020
How women leaders are rising to the unique challenges they’re facing from the pandemic
By Kathy Caprino, While the impact of the global pandemic is far-reaching and hitting millions of people throughout the U.S. in different ways, research has shown that women are more likely than men to say their lives have been disrupted because of...

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