When Nigerians go to the polls Feb. 16 for general elections, few will be expecting large numbers of female candidates to win.
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.
Poster exhibit from 20 years collection by Stephen Lewis illustrates history of battles for women’s rights from job discrimination to battle for equality.
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recovers from recent surgery for early stage lung cancer, two new films are paying tribute to her life and accomplishments.
Nevada became the 1st U.S. State with female majority Legislature on Tuesday when officials in LV appointed two women to fill vacancies in state assembly.
Social media can drive social change or even spark revolutions. Women around the world use the Internet as a weapon in their struggle for equal rights.
National Democratic Institute released a new online tool to enhance the security of women in politics as global community celebrates #16Days of Activism.
Female parliamentarians calls for global network to combat issues like online abuse from public, threats to safety and discrimination by male colleagues.
Iranian’s revolutionary court has sentenced a female pro-reform journalist to a nearly 13-year prison term over security charges.
In launching its global Write for Rights campaign, Amnesty International brings a spotlight on brave women harassed and jailed for their human rights work.
The woman campaigning to succeed Angela Merkel as head of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said she may consider quotas to get more women in parliament.