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Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 18, 2022

Posted on Blog on February 18, 2022

According to Encyclopedia Britannica about 70 of the world's 193 countries have had a female head of state. Interestingly, the United States is one of a handful of the world's most populous countries (others include China, Russia, Nigeria, and Mexico) that have never elected a woman leader.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 11, 2022

Posted on Blog on February 11, 2022

The promise of representative democracy is what drives the work of so many of us so I thought I would lead this week with an excellent essay in Foreign Affairs that discusses the relationship between women's rights and autocracy - here is an excerpt:


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation February 4, 2022

Posted on Blog on February 07, 2022

While there are countless Black women whom we should celebrate in February, the team at RepresentWomen has chosen four to highlight this week: Shirley Chisholm began her legislative work when she was elected to New York's state legislature in 1964.


Weekend Reading January 28, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 28, 2022

While women's representation has increased slightly in state houses in Virginia and New Jersey, according to data compiled by the Center for American Women and Politics, the United States continues to lag behind nearly all established democracies in the percentage of women elected to office.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 21, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 21, 2022

There was an encouraging story on NBC News about the number of Black women who are running for statewide executive office in 2022, including democracy reform champions Stacey Abrams, who is running for governor of Georgia, & Danielle Allen, who is running for governor of Massachusetts:


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 14, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 14, 2022

Barbara Rodriguez wrote this interesting piece in The 19th* about NY governor Kathy Hochul's proposed term limit legislation that could well provide more women the chance to run and win - especially in conjunction with targeted recruitment & other reforms.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation January 7, 2022

Posted on Blog on January 10, 2022

As of this week, women hold 31 of the 51 seats on the New York City Council. While there was no single factor that led to this outcome the newest ingredient in the mix was the introduction of ranked choice voting...


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 31, 2021

Posted on Blog on December 31, 2021

The ongoing pandemic, economic uncertainty, looming climate crises, and electoral dysfunction will challenge us in 2022, to be sure, but I believe that we can make serious progress toward gender balance in politics and women's leadership with increased collaboration and innovation in the coming year. I look forward to the work ahead with all of you.


Weekend Reading on Women's Representation December 17, 2021

Posted on Blog on December 17, 2021

For me, forgiveness and compassion are always linked: how do we hold people accountable for wrongdoing and yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity enough to believe in their capacity to be transformed? bell hooks


December 10 - 2021 Introducing RepresentWomen’s latest International Research on Women’s Representation in Arab States

Posted on Press Releases on December 14, 2021

RepresentWomen has released the latest installment in their international research series, “Women’s Representation: Global Practices & Systems Strategies” exploring what structural strategies are used to increase women’s representation in Arab states.