With the world population having more women than men, it should be clear that with the right political environment women should gain more public elections for government.
Women Voting articles on Democracy Chronicles
Limited women voting rights in modern democracies were first gained in the late 19th century in a few countries and only some U.S. states. International organizations were formed to coordinate efforts and women's suffrage spread, first mostly in Europe and then beyond. The Nineteenth Amendment giving women the right to vote across the United States was ratified only in 1920. Also see our articles on feminism or LGBT voting.
A coalition representing dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations organized a number of actions in support of labor campaigns, migrant rights, Sanctuary Campus campaigns, and others.
Zimbabwe has joined 30 countries worldwide that have used a special electoral quota system to increase women’s political participation to at least 30 percent of the Members of Parliament.
Props of bloody coat hangers were handed out at Columbus Circle illustrating what many women went through when dealing with an unwanted pregnancy before safe, legal abortions.
Civil society groups marked this year’s International Women’s Day by urging women to register to vote
Is Oprah Winfrey qualified to be not only the next, but the first women President of the United States?
This Tuesday, women and men throughout the US and in 200 countries worldwide came together for the RISE to end violence against all women and girls as part of Valentine’s Day.
Women’s rights leader and suffragette Susan B. Anthony was born February 15, 1820 and never got to vote herself
The signs I encountered among the thousands who attended the Women’s March on DC yesterday, the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. The crowd expressed deep reservations about his views.
A Republican state representative put forth legislation that would make abortion in the state a felony