Japan's 86-year-old Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30 — an exceedingly rare event for this ancient monarchy. Can his son, Prince Naruhito, give Japan's royal family a modern makeover?
To reach the highest rungs of power, a new study shows, it really helps if your dad was president.
Despite the #MeToo movement, women in politics still face challenges in talking openly about gender equality.
Research shows that women work more collaboratively than men in groups and create more inclusive solutions to thorny problems. More women in Washington could bridge America's yawning partisan divide.
Women in Ethiopia are shaking the foundations of the country's political framework by taking on powerful positions.
A record number of women are poised to win public office in 2018. But don't look to California for help shifting the gender balance in Congress during the 'year of the woman.'
Can Obiageli Katryn Ezekwesili become the next Nigerian president?
In Brazil, a record 1,237 black women will stand for office in Sunday's general election. As in the US, their campaigns reflect deep personal concern about rising racism and sexism in politics.
India is the most dangerous country for women in 2018, according to a new survey. Putting more women in government is a necessary first step in preventing rape and better protecting abuse survivors.
More women have been elected in the latest regional elections in Indonesia.
Once women gain access to the highest political ranks, their numbers continue to grow, a new study shows. Their presence lays a 'concrete floor' of inclusion for future governments to build on.
The measure of women's political advancement isn't the number of female leaders, but the changes they make to everyday women's lives.
A new bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina has spurred surprise debate on the gender pay gap, parental leave and political representation. Will Argentinean women finally get their due?
Getting to the White House would mean overcoming issues of race and gender.
Canadian women are under-represented in politics and are hesitant to run for office for myriad reasons. Here's what needs to be done, especially at the municipal level, to get more women in office.
Ireland was quick to elect a woman member of parliament, but it's been slow going thereafter.
Not everyone won the vote in 1918, and not everyone is living their best life now.
If ever there was a time to think seriously about whether parliament represents the people, it's now.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
Faced with the prospect of constant online attack, why would anyone want to get into politics?