By the morning after Election Day, America knew the number of women in the House of Representatives would hit historic highs. Could the Senate and governors' mansions, too?
A record number of women ran for some of the nation's highest offices this year. Here's how they've influenced the gender make-up of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the states' governors.
The feminist advocate and city council member was gunned down after mediating a debate about women's rights.
During the hardline president's 37-year regime women were largely forced out of politics. Will things change under new leadership?
Men are allowed to be mavericks, but women are expected to toe the party line.
New research finds women politicians whose faces are instantly categorized as female are more likely to win elections.
After seeing female participation as candidates stagnate over 30 years, a new initiative from Rutgers University tries to draw more women into politics.