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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation Thanksgiving Edition November 27, 2019

Posted on Blog on November 27, 2019

I always feel conflicted about this holiday - I love spending time with family & friends and making time to reflect on things for which we are grateful, but I am also mindful of the troubling narrative around the early settlers - many of whom were my ancestors.


Māori women fought alongside non-indigenous women for suffrage, but are they fairly represented in New Zealand’s House of Representatives?

Posted on Blog on October 29, 2019

New Zealand’s actions for gender and Indigenous inclusion are working, it is now just a matter of ensuring Indigenous women have the same voice as their male and non-Indigenous counterparts. 


Gender Quotas for the Underrepresented? A Gender Parity Case Study: Brazil

Posted on Blog on October 28, 2019

To achieve progress in women’s representation in many countries, including Brazil, a change in systems which enable and support the disenfranchisement of women and minorities is needed.


The History of Indigenous Women's Leadership

Posted on Blog on October 23, 2019

“My young men are to lay aside their weapons; they are to take up the work of women; they will plow the field and raise the crops; for them I see a future, but my women, they to whom we owe everything, what is there for them to do? I see nothing! You are a woman; have pity on my women when everything is taken from them.”


The Importance of Systems Change -Melinda Gates Commits $1 billion

Posted on Blog on October 22, 2019

Melinda Gates is right on the money, as the saying goes, to reach gender equality and parity in the U.S. is going to take more than what we are currently doing. This lofty goal requires lofty and systemic changes.


"Nevertheless, She Persisted" - Dedicated to #FightingForEquality

Posted on Blog on October 18, 2019

To sum up the importance of the event, Congressman Beyer noted that “when women succeed, America succeeds,” and this is something to keep in mind as we continue #FightingForEquality.


The Role of Women in a Transitioning Sudan

Posted on Blog on October 18, 2019

The Sudanese Women’s Union persists in their hope for a more equal society, stating “long live the Sudanese women’s strife to become partners in the transitional period.”


Meet The Team: McKenna Donegan

Posted on Blog on October 16, 2019

"Addressing the lack of equal representation in government through changing recruiting practices and improving our electoral systems would ensure that future generations have women leaders to look up to. I hope the work I do this fall at RepresentWomen ensures that one day all women will have a seat at the table."



Meet the Team: Corinne Ahrens

Posted on Blog on September 24, 2019

"Working for RepresentWomen is important to me because their mission is concrete: increase the representation of women in politics while focusing on systems of reform; because no one can say, even though some may, that the underrepresentation of women in politics does not exist."