Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation: The Imperative of Women’s Leadership

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: We need to be laser focused on adding more women to the state legislatures; find out more about women’s representation in your state; Gov. Kathy Hochul has appointed two women to top leadership positions in her cabinet; the new woman head of the AFL-CIO; and more.

Ms. Global: Women and Girls Left Vulnerable in Afghanistan; Two Natural Disasters Hitting Haiti; Moldova’s New Female Prime Minister

The U.S. ranks as the 19th most dangerous country for women, 11th in maternal mortality, 30th in closing the gender pay gap, 75th in women’s political representation, and painfully lacks paid family leave and equal access to health care. But Ms. has always understood: Feminist movements around the world hold answers to some of the U.S.’s most intractable problems. Ms. Global is taking note of feminists worldwide.

The Weekly Pulse: The Fight for Abortion Rights Continues; The Problem with Booster Shots

In this edition: The Fifth Circuit Court upholds Texas’s 15-week D&E abortion procedure ban; Arizona sued by reproductive rights groups and physicians over new abortion law; Planned Parenthood sues Montana over 20-week abortion ban; unvaccinated pregnant women are dying from COVID-19 at an alarming rate; and when it comes to booster shots, is it ethical to disburse a third round of vaccines in wealthy countries when the rest of the world is struggling to catch up?

What Is Rightfully Hers: Women’s Land and Property Rights in East Africa

Between 70 and 90 percent of all wealth in Africa is generated through land; however, less than 10 percent of the continent is owned by women.

The International Center for Research on Women’s course, “Securing Your Family’s Future,” teaches adult men the importance of women’s access to, use of, ownership of, control of and decision-making around land. 

Why Vaccine Equity is a Feminist Issue

Currently, 81 percent of vaccine doses have gone to wealthier countries, while less than 3 percent have gone to low-income ones. On our current course, most low-income countries will have to wait until 2023 for widespread access.

That whole time, the economic, education, health and social devastation to women and girls will get worse and more entrenched.

Just 2% of All U.S. Governors Have Been Women; U.S. and Afghanistan Tie for Women’s Political Representation: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.

This week: Just 2 percent of all U.S. governors have been women; we honor the women of color behind passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965; women outpace men in medals earned at the Olympics; women hold 30 percent of seats on most S&P 500 boards; the United States and Afghanistan have the same percentage of women in Parliament (27%); and more.