Despite the fact that women account for half of the world’s population, they are largely excluded from politics and decision-making.
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.
Young Bolivian Women Are Taking Reins In Politics
Bolivia’s national regulations adopt political parity, but this does not address challenges that women face in order to participate in politics.
Worldwide All-time High Proportion of Women Parliamentarians
The proportion of women parliamentarians worldwide reached more than 25 per cent last year– a historic first but still far from gender parity.
Towards a Pan-African Women in Political Participation Barometer
IDEA has released a new concept note outlining the importance of validating the Women in Political Participation in Africa Barometer.
South Asia’s Women’s Rights Activists Should Be Heard
As 2020 came to an end, protestors across South Asia, demanded redress of systemic sexual harassment against women and children.
The Woman Who Was Key In Getting Us the Voting Rights Act
Little known, Amelia Boynton played a key role in getting us the voting rights act and actively organised the Selma to Montgomery marches.
Bern, the Swiss Capital of Women in Politics
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
How the Global Battle for Female Suffrage Influenced Switzerland
A great review of this subject comes from a really interesting article at Swissinfo, produced by the
Trump Lies, Cruz Complicity, and Why Black Lives Matter in Texas
Carroll G. Robinson, law professor, attorney and Democratic activist, took time out from his hectic schedule to do an email interview.
On The Dynamics of Abortion. And Argentina.
There’s big news from Argentina lately. By a fair margin abortion was finally legalized there last month after decades of grassroots activism.