#Women in Politics

  • Article: South Sudanese Women Call for 35% of Government Positions to Be Female
    Girls & Women

    South Sudanese Women Call for 35% of Government Positions to Be Female

    Sept. 28, 2018|Voice of America

    Only 1 in 10 recently appointed committee members are women. Read more

  • Article: Vietnam Just Got Its First Female President, but Activists Are Unimpressed
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    Vietnam Just Got Its First Female President, but Activists Are Unimpressed

    Sept. 24, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Activists say her appointment is symbolically important, but unlikely to lead to real change. Read more

  • Article: Colombia Shatters Glass Ceiling With Gender-Equal Cabinet
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    Colombia Shatters Glass Ceiling With Gender-Equal Cabinet

    July 27, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Colombia is getting its first female interior minister and women will head several other ministries. Read more

  • Article: Mexico City Just Elected Its First Female Mayor
    Girls & Women

    Mexico City Just Elected Its First Female Mayor

    By Daniele Selby  and  Erica Sanchez|July 3, 2018

    Claudia Sheinbaum is a fearless scientist and environmentalist. Read more

  • Article: San Francisco Just Elected Its First Black Female Mayor
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    San Francisco Just Elected Its First Black Female Mayor

    By Daniele Selby|June 14, 2018

    London Breed is a San Francisco native and a long-time affordable housing advocate. Read more

  • Article: Spain's New Female-Majority Cabinet Just Made Herstory
    Girls & Women

    Spain's New Female-Majority Cabinet Just Made Herstory

    By Daniele Selby  and  Erica Sanchez|June 7, 2018

    The new cabinet includes 11 women, an openly gay judge, and an astronaut. Read more

  • Article: Barbados Just Elected Its First Female Prime Minister
    Girls & Women

    Barbados Just Elected Its First Female Prime Minister

    By Daniele Selby|May 29, 2018

    Not even Rihanna could hide her excitement. Read more

  • Article: Women Across the US Made History in Tuesday Night's Primary Elections
    Girls & Women

    Women Across the US Made History in Tuesday Night's Primary Elections

    By Daniele Selby|May 23, 2018

    Stacey Abrams could become the nation's first black female governor. Read more