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Missing Women: It’s Time for Legislative Quotas in British Politics

Rosie Campbell, Sarah Childs, Meryl Kenny and the other members of the UK Political Studies Association (PSA) Women and Politics Specialist Group Last week the Counting Women In coalition published its 2014 report into Sex and Power in the UK. Yet again women will be reading that they are under-represented in British politics: at Westminster,… Continue reading Missing Women: It’s Time for Legislative Quotas in British Politics

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UK: Tories may need all-women shortlists, senior peer warns. Women of Westminster have had enough. Cameron’s front bench flooded with women

Tory party may need all-women shortlists, senior peer warns Telegraph.co.uk The Tory party must consider all-women shortlists of parliamentary candidates if it loses female MPs at the next election, a senior Conservative Party peer has warned. Baroness Jenkin of Kennington said the Tories needed to consider “all the options” and could not be seen to be… Continue reading UK: Tories may need all-women shortlists, senior peer warns. Women of Westminster have had enough. Cameron’s front bench flooded with women

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UK: ‘Women have opened legs but not brains’-Tory councillor Anita Kapoor. Sex Claims MP Hancock Resigns Council Role. Tories, Labour both losing 8% of their female MPs

MP steps into Westminster row over women leaving politics Bristol Post BRISTOL MP Charlotte Leslie denies Westminster women are treated like "second- class citizens" as she seeks to defuse the row over the number of female MPs leaving politics. The Conservative MP for Bristol North West made the claim as it was revealed Tory MP… Continue reading UK: ‘Women have opened legs but not brains’-Tory councillor Anita Kapoor. Sex Claims MP Hancock Resigns Council Role. Tories, Labour both losing 8% of their female MPs

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US: The Language of Life: Gender equality from a parent’s perspective. Women of Color Behind Rise of Female Dems.

Women are wielding notable influence in Congress Washington Post ...Last year, seven women on the Senate Armed Services Committee took the lead on writing a historic plan to revamp how the military handles cases of sexual assault and rape. It was included in the annual Pentagon policy bill. In coming weeks, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein… Continue reading US: The Language of Life: Gender equality from a parent’s perspective. Women of Color Behind Rise of Female Dems.

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US: Dems Launch Campaign For More Women In Office. McConnell talks coal, rallies GOP women. Women voters push McAuliffe ahead.

Democrats Launch Campaign For More Women In Office Vermont Public Radio Former Governor Madeleine Kunin doesn't want to be known as the only female governor in Vermont's history. She announced Monday that the state is joining 13 others in Emerge America, a San Francisco-based 501c(4) non-profit seeking to get more women Democrats into elected office.… Continue reading US: Dems Launch Campaign For More Women In Office. McConnell talks coal, rallies GOP women. Women voters push McAuliffe ahead.

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Research in Focus: STV and Women’s Representation in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly by Claire McGing

STV and Women’s Representation in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly     by Claire McGing While macro-level research shows the benefits of proportional representation (PR) for women’s candidacy and seat-holding, PR systems vary in terms of institutional design, vote-seat distribution mechanisms, and the environment in which they are embedded. Feminists have increasingly come to accept that… Continue reading Research in Focus: STV and Women’s Representation in the Northern Ireland Legislative Assembly by Claire McGing

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UK: How students would wipe out the Lib Dems.

Who's sorry now? How students would wipe out the Liberal Democrats Telegraph.co.uk (blog) Three years ago Britain's students would have made Nick Clegg Prime Minister. Now they want to wipe his party off the map. The ICM polling that showed 'Generation Y' are more conservative than their parents was not a blip. If a general election… Continue reading UK: How students would wipe out the Lib Dems.