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Elections

Do Gender Quotas in Elections Work?

Sierra Leone is about to become the latest country to find out.

For Turkey’s women the fight doesn’t end with the run-off

In Turkey, Erdogan’s government has whittled away women’s rights over 20 years in power, and the country’s women are fed up. “We’re not gone. We are still fighting here.”

Nigerian elections: Africa’s giant is leaving half its population behind

Africa’s largest democracy has a terrible record of female representation. Ahead of this week’s elections, we ask what is being done to change that.

India is building a women-only social safety net

Political parties across India have promised a host of new social programs exclusively for women. Is it politics or progress?

‘Whatever It Takes’: How Black Women Fought to Mobilize America’s Voters

Democrats have long pointed to Black voters, more specifically, Black women, as a crucial voting bloc. But this November, successfully flipping the southern, Republican-led state of Georgia to the Democrats for the first time in…

The Loneliness of the Black Female Republican

Despite a record number of Republican women on ballots this year, every single Black woman is a long shot in the GOP field for Congress—why?

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