While Nikki Haley trails Donald Trump in polling ahead of the South Carolina primary, the estimates don’t capture the Democrats and independents who are also able to vote in the Republican primary.
New research shows giving women more resources to balance their competing work and domestic lives would help even gender disparity at all levels of political representation.
As the country prepares to go to the polls on February 14, will the low representation of women in parliament improve? Given the systemic barriers in place, probably not.
Any state policy looking to increase women’s representation must take into account formal and informal political practices.
Watching a woman character star in a fictional political TV drama can spark viewers, particularly women, to vote, campaign for a politician or find other ways to become involved in politics.
Women represent half of Mexico’s Congress and hold key positions in politics and the judiciary. But the country is still dogged by high rates of femicide.
Inaction on gendered abuse is making it an even more effective tool for discouraging women from taking public office.
Women’s representation in Zimbabwe’s parliament has declined in spite of a quota imposed in 2013.
Research suggests that women may be underrepresented in politics because parties act as gatekeepers and tend to choose men over women as candidates.
Feminist movements are giving women a louder voice than ever, but those at the top of their game are routinely expected to deal with abuse and threats of violence.
Giorgia Meloni famously became the first woman prime minister last year. Now she has a female opponent as leader of the Democratic party.
Boothroyd smashed the glass ceiling just as House of Commons proceedings began being broadcast, which made her no-nonsense interventions even more famous.
After 24 years of democracy, women still struggle for political relevance in Nigeria - limited by poverty, corruption and other factors.
Their departures are a stark contrast to some recent male leaders who held on until they were forced out.
New research shows fewer women are joining the Liberals and Labor youth wings – and fewer want to stand as future candidates, as well.
Female leaders tend to open people’s perceptions of what is possible for other women in politics – but the job is also still fraught with double standards and unique risks.
For decades, there were growing numbers of Democratic and Republican women in Congress, but the number of Republican women has stalled.
Why age and gender are such prominent mechanisms of exclusion in parliaments and governments.
It looks as though the House of Representatives will have at least 57 women, making 38% of the chamber female.
Labour’s deputy leader was forced to justify her own response to comments made about her.