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Women in US government

Women in US Government

Declared “the most pressing issue of the 21st century” by Nicholas Kristof in his book Half the Sky, gender inequality continues to be a detriment to democracy. No society can function on its highest level without respecting and valuing women’s voices.  It may come as a surprise then, that a country which is perceived as one of the world’s most exemplary democracies, the United States, has a less than impressive number of women in government in comparison to many countries throughout the world. With only 16% of all government positions held by women, the U.S. ranks 69th in women’s representation globally behind countries such as Rwanda, Cuba, Iraq, and Sudan. Read More »

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