AAPIs Are 6% of Population—But 0.9% of Elected Leaders: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono talks on race and politics; AAPIs are underrepresented in elected office; ups and downs for Republican women in leadership; ranked-choice voting goes mainstream; how to elect more women to office faster; safeguarding women candidates online; giant strides toward gender balance in Wales; and more.

“A Historic Sight 245 Years in the Making”: Weekend Reading on Women’s Representation

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

This week: Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden share center stage; women hold less than one-third of seats in municipal governments nationwide; Utah County’s ranked-choice elections yield the first female county commissioner; why we need the Fair Representation Act; we break down the woman Oscar winners; and more!

Turning Point in History: U.S. Sends the Most Diverse Delegation to CSW65

The U.S. Delegation to CSW65 is a historic turning point in U.S. political leadership and marks the first time the U.S. will be represented at the session at the White House level, and the first time two women of color have co-led the delegation: Vice President Kamala Harris and U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

Plus, meet the historic eight non-government advisors joining the U.S. Delegation who are changing the game.

The Ms. Must-Read: House Achieves Victories for Gender Equality

It’s been an extraordinary week of legislative victories for women’s equality—but also one of profound tragedy.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced two critical measures, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The votes came the day after a murderous rampage in Atlanta that left eight people dead, six of them Asian American women.