Posted on Blog on January 23, 2020
Hello! My name is Faith, and I just started as a research intern here at RepresentWomen. I’m in Washington for the Semester, but this is not my first time here by a long shot. My (twin) sister moved to the area a few years ago, and I have since repeatedly come to visit. I am a Political Science with a Pre-Law track and a minor in Religion at Marietta College, currently attend AU’s Washington Semester Program with a concentration in Foreign Policy. During my time so far at Marietta College I have been involved with multiple organizations in varying capacities. My favorite being my role as vice-president of the LGBTQIA+ Activism Club.
Posted on Blog on January 23, 2020
Posted on Blog on January 22, 2020
As a debater in high school, I was told to "cool it" or to "calm down" because I was "too aggressive" at least once a tournament. It took me way too long to decipher the coded language saying that I wasn't allowed to raise my voice or make impassioned arguments because I was a woman in a male-dominated sport. No matter what I did to try to counteract it--causing me to question my likeability and personality--I would be docked points. So, in my junior year, I decided to lean into it. I became the very best pant-suit-and-stiletto-wearing-cheerleader-debater that my school had seen. It was unapologetically me.
Posted on Interns on January 21, 2020
Jordan Westendorf is a communications intern for RepresentWomen and current undergraduate student at Georgetown University double majoring in Government and History. Passionate about campaign reform and women’s rights, Jordan is excited to contribute to the mission of RepresentWomen and learn more about the systemic inequalities that prevent women from running and serving in office. While she is still figuring out her career path, Jordan wants to focus on improving women’s representation and excited to begin this work at RepresentWomen!
Posted on Blog on November 01, 2019
Gender parity in the new European Commission is a huge success, as is the number of countries reaching parity for their MEPs; but, for true gender equality to exist, women must have equal access and roles in all levels of government including municipal, national and supranational.
Posted on Blog on October 31, 2019
"During my time at RepresentWomen, I look forward to adding my passion as a feminist and my skills to help with the work started by the incredible people working here. Beyond this, I hope to learn more about the status of women's representation and leadership in my home country before taking what I have learned into the international realm."
Posted on Blog on October 30, 2019
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.
Posted on Blog on October 28, 2019
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.”