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.
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.
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 Swiss public broadcasting association. Take a look at this excerpt: In many countries across the globe, revolutions, international cooperation and participatory political rights all spurred the introduction of women’s suffrage. In Switzerland however men put up strong resistance […]
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.