The proportion of women parliamentarians worldwide reached more than 25 per cent last year– a historic first but still far from gender parity.
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.
IDEA has released a new concept note outlining the importance of validating the Women in Political Participation in Africa Barometer.
As 2020 came to an end, protestors across South Asia, demanded redress of systemic sexual harassment against women and children.
Little known, Amelia Boynton played a key role in getting us the voting rights act and actively organised the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Bern in Switzerland is known for its bear pit and for being a World Heritage site since 1983. But it is also the Swiss capital of women politics
A great review of this subject comes from a really interesting article at Swissinfo, produced by the
Carroll G. Robinson, law professor, attorney and Democratic activist, took time out from his hectic schedule to do an email interview.
There’s big news from Argentina lately. By a fair margin abortion was finally legalized there last month after decades of grassroots activism.
A new study into the representation of women in media says news organizations should do more to include female perspectives.
Martin Luther didn’t get the opportunity to see in the flesh “The Promise Land”…but he knew that it was coming and he would have to fight for it!