Cameroon’s sole female candidate in the October presidential elections isn’t letting kidnapping or water cannons stop her. She says her most solid support comes from young people and she’s trying to rouse the women’s vote.
Yingluck Shinawatra may well become Thailand’s first female prime minister after July 3 elections. But women’s rights advocates aren’t enthusiastic, seeing her as a place-holder for her powerful brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted in 2006.
Carolyn Williams, chair of the National Building Trades Department’s Standing Committee on Women in the Trades and director of the Human Services Department for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, opens the conference.
Right smack dab in the middle of Women’s History Month we’ve been treated to the spectacle of Wisconsin’s new GOP Gov. Scott Walker taking apart public-sector workers’ bargaining rights and women’s labor gains in the process.
New Hampshire may pass a parental notification law this year and spur other states to follow. Nebraska could take leadership on fetal pain legislation. The second of two stories on anti-choice momentum in the states after the 2010 elections.
Why did Barbara Walters nominate Michelle Obama as the most fascinating person of the year? Lisa Nuss double checked the transcript–and the first lady’s first year–and couldn’t find a reason.
Sarah Palin’s “Going Rogue” book tour has drawn faithful supporters, many of them GOP women who like her character and can’t wait to see what she’ll do next. One loyalist says negative media coverage of Palin is just another plus.
Barbara Lee nurtured memories of her grandmother voting into a lifelong commitment to women. Along the way she found putting women into elected office is key to gaining other victories. Second in a series on women funding serious political change.
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