100 years after women secured the right to vote the struggle remains that America’s elected officials are still overwhelmingly male.
Women Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
Women in the 21st century have a larger political role to play if they continue to identify and dismantle the barriers in the way of their political equality. As over half the population of the planet is female, ensuring women voting rights is key for any democracy. The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote across the United States was ratified in 1920 but government elections are still dominated by men. Also see our articles on Feminism, Minority Voting Rights or LGBT voting.
The 19th Amendment was ratified on June 4, 1919. The amendment, which was ratified a year later, has a convoluted background.
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 new Afro Barometer report shows that African nations are still far from achieving equal participation of women in decision-making.
Susan B. Anthony was born, raised, and died in Rochester. Her home and office have now been transformed into a national museum.
Despite the fact that women account for half of the world’s population, they are largely excluded from politics and decision-making.
Bolivia’s national regulations adopt political parity, but this does not address challenges that women face in order to participate in politics.
The proportion of women parliamentarians worldwide reached more than 25 per cent last year– a historic first but still far from gender parity.
IDEA has released a new concept note outlining the importance of validating the Women in Political Participation in Africa Barometer.