Women in Politics
As Votes Roll In, Fresh Records for Women's Representation in U.S. Government Are Within Reach
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?
How a Record Number of Female Candidates Translated Into Numbers of Women in Power
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.
Brazilians Mourn the Tragic Death of Marielle Franco
The feminist advocate and city council member was gunned down after mediating a debate about women's rights.
Life After Mugabe: Women in Zimbabwe Push for Political Power
During the hardline president's 37-year regime women were largely forced out of politics. Will things change under new leadership?
Political Deviance Is Still a Luxury Reserved for Male Candidates
Men are allowed to be mavericks, but women are expected to toe the party line.
Even Slight Gender Ambiguity Is Costly to Female Candidates
New research finds women politicians whose faces are instantly categorized as female are more likely to win elections.
Campaign Grooms Baby Boomer Women for Public Office
After seeing female participation as candidates stagnate over 30 years, a new initiative from Rutgers University tries to draw more women into politics.