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Sept. 15, 2017, 10:28 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Linda Burney, the first indigenous woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives, has given her maiden speech highlighting her opposition to planned changes in the Racial Discrimination Act and sending a message of hope"(para 1)
Sept. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Jonathan] Malloy also noted that Canada 'has jumped from about 20th to 3rd' in the world rankings of governmental gender equality"(para 5)
Sept. 12, 2017, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"The organization’s [Amnesty International] research reveals that since January 2016 more than a dozen women’s rights activists in Tehran have been summoned for long, intensive interrogations by the Revolutionary Guards, and threatened with imprisonment on national security-related charges. Many had been involved in a campaign launched in October 2015, which advocated for increased representation of women in Iran’s February 2016 parliamentary election"(para 2). "Amnesty International understands that the interrogations focused, in particular, on two local initiatives: a website called 'Feminist School', which posts reports and articles on issues related to feminist theories and practices and the state of women’s rights in Iran and globally; and the Campaign to Change the ...more
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-3, LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-6, ASR-DATA-1

"'In the Maasai community, we have no female doctors, teachers, journalists or any other position in the government because of this practice,' says Ole Lelein Kanunga, a Maasai man leading the campaign against female genital mutilation. 'But since 2013, we said there will be no such practice in this community of Maasai'"(para 4)
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"This pattern is also evident in Morocco. Acknowledging the fact that Morocco has lower female representation in the legislature than Algeria and Tunisia, our data show that female politicians were largely marginalized in 2002, when the 'gentlemen’s agreement' among political parties to reserve 10 percent of the seats for women was first implemented...Female MPs were least represented in the power committees and heavily concentrated in social issues and economic and foreign affairs committees. Yet women’s presence in the power committees has incrementally increased over the past decade from 4.7 percent in 2002 to 9.9 percent in 2007. In 2012, the proportion of power committee members who were women continued to ...more
July 20, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"Tunisia’s post-revolution Assembly of Representatives did not witness such a dramatic increase in female representation (currently 31.3 percent, up from 27.6 percent in 2009)" (para 5). "In Tunisia, there is a more balanced distribution across legislative committees...For instance, women account for about 33.7 percent and 31.4 percent of the power committees and the economic and foreign affairs committees—much closer to the overall proportion of women in the Tunisian parliament, which like the Algerian parliament is about 31 percent female. Tellingly, 31.0 percent of all women on any committee are on a power committee, compared to only 14.4 percent on the women’s issues committee" (para 8).
July 20, 2017, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Algeria
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"As a result, women’s presence in the Algerian parliament leaped from a mere 7.7 percent in 2007 to 31.6 percent in 2012" (para 5). "In Algeria, female representatives make up 22.6 percent and 21.9 percent of the power committees and the economic and foreign affairs committees, respectively...despite the fact that women constitute 31.6 percent of the Algerian parliament. Of all women who are on any committee, only about 20 percent participate on one of these committees, compared to nearly 60 percent who are concentrated in social issues committees" (para 7).
July 7, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

¨It has been less than a year since voters elected a Parliament with a record number of women for Spain: 139 out of 350 lawmakers. Within Podemos, which has become Spain’s third-largest party, women make up almost half of lawmakers. In Spain’s regions, far-left women now serve as mayors in both Madrid and Barcelona, Spain’s two largest cities¨(para 5)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table B1.4 shows that in 2015 in State Legislatures, there are 1,786 women total, of which there are 1,396 white women, 80 Hispanic women, 250 Black women, 44 Asian/Pacific Islander women, 11 Native American women, and 5 Multiracial women (27)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

Figure 1.1 shows how the percentage of women in elective offices have increased since 1979 to 2015. In the U.S. Congress, 3% was women in 1979 and that has increased to 19.4% in 2015. In State Legislatures, women made up 10% and has increased to 24.2% in 2015. Women made up 11% in Statewide Elective Office and has increased to 24.6% (11)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table 1.2 shows that 24.2% of State Senate and House Seats are held by women (1,786 of 7,383). 22.1% of State Senates are women, 5.2% are women of color specifically. 24.9% of State Houses are women and 5.3% are women of color specifically (9)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table 1.2 shows that 19.4% of the US Congress is women, which is 104/535. 20% (20/100) of the Senate and 19.3% (84/435) of the House of Representatives. Women of Color only make up 1% of the Senate and 7.4% of the House (9)
June 28, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

Table B1.3 shows that in 2015 in the House of Representatives, there are 83 women, 52 are white women, 9 are Hispanic women, 18 are Black women, 5 are Asian/Pacific Islander women, and there are 0 Native American women and Multiracial women (26)
June 13, 2017, 11:13 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Women of color are 5.3 percent (390 of 7,383 legislators) of the state legislators in the United States…The states with the greatest number of women of color legislators are Maryland (25 of 188 legislators) and Georgia (27 of 236 legislators). The states with the greatest proportions of women of color in state legislatures are Hawaii (15 of 76 legislators, or 19.7 percent), and New Mexico (18 of 112 legislators, or 16.1 percent). Five states— Kentucky, Maine, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming—have no women of color serving in their state legislatures. Of the 390 women of color state legislators, 250 are black, 80 are Hispanic, 44 are Asian/Pacific Islander, 11 ...more
June 13, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Women of color make up 7.4 percent (32 of 435 representatives) of the U.S. House of Representatives…California has the greatest number of women of color in the House, at 10 of its 53 representatives. Florida and New York, each with 27 members, each have three women of color serving in the House. The states with the greatest proportions of women of color in the House are Hawaii (50.0 percent, or one of two members), New Mexico (33.3 percent, or one of three members), and Utah (25.0 percent, or one of four members). Thirty-four states have no women of color serving as representatives. Of the 32 women of color serving in ...more
June 13, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Between 2004 and 2015, the share of state house or assembly seats held by women increased in 32 states, with the largest gains in New Jersey, where women’s share of these seats grew from 16.3 percent to 31.3 percent. Among the 17 states that experienced a decline, Utah had the largest decrease (from 22.7 percent to 13.3 percent” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Between 2004 and 2015, the share of state senate seats held by women increased in 27 states, with the largest gains in Montana, where women’s share of these seats increased from 16.0 to 36.0 percent. Among the 16 states where women’s share of seats decreased, Michigan experienced the greatest decline (from 28.9 percent in 2004 to 10.5 percent in 2015)” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“The share of seats in the state house or assembly held by women is largest in Colorado (46.2 percent) and Vermont (43.3 percent), and smallest in Louisiana and Utah (13.3 percent each) and in Oklahoma (12.9 percent)” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“The share of state senate seats held by women is largest in Arizona (43.3 percent), Washington (36.7 percent), and Montana (36 percent) and smallest in Wyoming (3.3 percent), West Virginia (2.9 percent), and South Carolina (2.2 percent)” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Women’s representation in state legislatures is progressing at different speeds in states across the nation. As of 2015, there were no states in which women held half of the seats in either the state senate or the state house or assembly” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“In 21 states, the share of representatives to the U.S. Congress who were female increased between 2004 and 2015, while in seven states the share decreased, and in 22 states the share stayed the same” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Three states have never sent a woman to either the U.S. House or the Senate: Delaware, Mississippi, and Vermont” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“There are only three states in which both senators are female: California, New Hampshire, and Washington. Thirty-three states have no female senators” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:08 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“Women held 1,786 of 7,383 seats in state legislatures across the country in 2015 (24.2 percent), compared with 1,659 of 7,382 seats (22.5 percent) in 2004” (4)
June 13, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“The 19.4 percent of seats (104 of 535) that women hold in the U.S. Congress represents an all-time high…Progress is moving at a snail’s pace, however, and if it continues at the current rate of change since 1960, women will not achieve equal representation in Congress until 2117” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:05 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“In five states—Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Wyoming—women constitute at least half of the state’s representatives to the U.S. House of Representatives. These are all small states: Hawaii, Maine, and New Hampshire each have two seats, and South Dakota and Wyoming each have one seat. Eighteen states have no female representatives” (15)
June 13, 2017, 11:03 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“IWPR has calculated that at the rate of progress since 1960, women will not achieve 50 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress until 2117” (4)
June 13, 2017, 11:02 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

“In 2015, 20 of 100 members of the U.S. Senate (20 percent) and 84 of 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives (19.3 percent) are women. These numbers represent an increase since 2004, when women held 14 of 100 seats in the U.S. Senate and 60 of 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives…Still, even though at an all-time high for the U.S. Congress, the share of seats held by women in the U.S. Congress is well below women’s share of the overall population” (4)
June 13, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

“In 1979, women held 3 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress, 10 percent of state legislature seats, and 11 percent of statewide elective executive offices. The percentage of seats in the U.S. Congress held by women is now six times larger, and the percentage of state legislature and statewide elective executive offices held by women has more than doubled; yet, in the six year period between 2009 and 2015, women’s representation in Congress grew only minimally, from 16.8 percent to 19.4 percent. During this same time period, their representation in statewide elective executive offices also barely changed (increasing slightly from 22.6 percent to 24.6 percent), and their representation in ...more
June 13, 2017, 10:53 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1

“As of March 2015, women held just 104 of 535 (19.4 percent) seats in the U.S. Congress, 1,786 of 7,383 (24.2 percent) seats in the nation’s state legislatures, and 78 of 317 (24.6 percent) statewide elective executive offices. Among women of color, the level of representation is especially low: women of color—who constitute approximately 18 percent of the population aged 18 and older —hold about 6.2 percent of seats in the U.S. Congress, 5.3 percent of seats in state legislatures, and 2.8 percent of statewide elective executive positions” (9)