Female Democrats get lots of help from organizations outside the party, which is extremely useful to women who may not have the contacts that men of both parties do and need help in raising money and learning how to run successful campaigns.
Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America.
Join Women’s eNews and raise your voice for women in New York at the Committee on Health hearing on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the 14th Floor Committee Room, 250 Broadway, New York, NY examining the issues raised by New York City’s high maternal mortality rates.
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Fiji’s recently-passed constitution has been hailed by the country’s military-backed regime as a stepping stone to democracy and free elections next year, and criticized by rights activists for, among other things, curtailing certain freedoms and granting immunity to those behind the country’s 2006 coup.
For women’s groups in Fiji, their concerns center on the constitution’s failure to expand women’s status in the government and the weak phrasing around gender discrimination.
But for many women here, particularly in the outer islands, the controversial document isn’t even on their radar, said Virisila Buadromo, executive director of Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, a feminist group based in Suva.
For many Turkish women, Erdogan’s public condemnation last year of elective Cesarean births and abortion struck a nerve. So did a draft policy to ban abortion from which he later backed away.
Exploring the women that support Erdogan and why they might be changing their minds.
The sitting Congress has the most women of any in history. Artist Emily Nemens is capturing each of them in paint, and using their likenesses in graphics to show how far we still have to go to bring gender equality to Washington.
The women of Congress, in fabulous watercolor infographics
This is awesome. Ladies in the HOUSE. No, really. Record number of ladies in the House!
O hai Tammy Duckworth