Women judges and prosecutors fighting political corruption and impunity face abuse and persecution from the highest levels.
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As over half the population of the planet is female, success for world democracy must include a building a stronger link between women and democracy. Women in the 21st century are set to have a larger political role to play if we continue to dismantle the barriers in the way of their political equality. Also see other suggested articles on subjects like Women Voting Rights, Feminism, Minority Voting Rights or LGBT voting.
Women from both parties won seats in Indiana’s new General Assembly but the state was recently ranked 30th in gender equity in politics.
Myanmar’s women have been at the helm of protests against the coup that led to the removal of Aung San Suu Kyi’s civilian government.
Legal persecution is now one of the most potent tools to silence the press in many democracies. Women journalists are particularly targeted.
Taliban forces are deliberately targeting journalists and other media workers, including women, in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan’s Education Ministry is stepping back from a decision that would apparently have banned girls older than 12 from singing in public.
A new report shows that 48 widows have either been appointed of elected to Congress to fill vacancies left by passing husbands.
At age 16, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee would help lead a storied New York City march, cementing her place in women’s suffrage history.
A UN agency chief has applauded Sudan’s women as “powerful allies” and “agents of change” for democracy, peace and human rights.
A new Afro Barometer report shows that African nations are still far from achieving equal participation of women in decision-making.