Women clearly played an essential role in the passage of this legislation and were able to do so as a result of gender quotas that ensure more equitable political representation.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: the role of gender equality in the promotion of democracy; the benefits of Latin America’s use of gender quotas and proportional voting; the state of women’s representation in the U.S.; debunking common misconceptions about quotas; expanding the size of the House of Representatives; Tishaura Jones becomes the first Black woman mayor of St. Louis; the challenges and opportunities for LGBTQ women running for office; and more!
Alexandra-Marie Figueroa Miranda is the co-creator of La Clara, a social media account that breaks down politics for young voters. Figueroa dedicates both her personal and professional time to fighting for gender equality.
Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta—Argentina’s minister of women, gender and diversity—was instrumental in the country’s landmark decision to legalize abortion.
From the challenges to implement the new law, to new topics such as the gender gap in caregiving tasks, Gómez Alcorta shares her experiences and plans to tackle the ministry’s feminist agenda.
Improvements in the welfare of children will deprive QAnon of the widespread social insecurity that allows extremist lies to grow. Combatting QAnon will require building a country where rumors that the government is harming children have no basis in fact.
The journey from Roe v. Wade to the big green wave has been decades-long, and has included several generations of feminist movements.
Communities around the country are calling for the incoming administration to deliver justice and safety for refugees. When lives are at stake, there can be no other choice.
Rebuilding the U.S. asylum system will not be without its challenges. But the Biden-Harris administration can meet this moment and, more importantly, it must. Here’s how it can start.
The abortion rights movement in Argentina is responsible for shifting on-the-ground perception and showing politicians that times have changed, that new generations have different priorities and that it is possible to win elections advocating for legal abortion.
The energy sector in Mexico is known for its gender imbalance. While women are underrepresented in board of directors in all sectors, the energy sector is worse, with only 3% female participation.
In order to support women’s advancement to the upper echelons of the industry, a group of prominent women in the sector have formed an advocacy organization called Voz Experta. The organization aims to advocate for its members to balance out expert panels composed only of men, or “manels.”
Across Latin America and the Caribbean, women land defenders each carry their own stories of persecution and violence. But a transformative multilateral agreement—the Escazú Agreement—could provide a promising path forward.