Haley’s presidential bid isn’t just significant because she’s the first candidate to openly challenge Trump. As a child of Indian immigrants, she’s also the first woman of color — and the fifth woman ever — to run for the Republican presidential nomination as a major candidate.
The Mexican American Legislative Caucus & the Texas Legislative Black Caucus hold a joint press conference about a letter from Gov. Abbott’s office saying DEI should no longer be considered when hiring at state universities & agencies. “We are outraged,” said Rep. Ron E Reynol.
Record numbers of women serve in congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices as a result of the 2022 election. But even when women win public office, equitable power—with men and among women—is not assured.
A Wiradjuri and Badu Island woman, Coe said an independent treaty commission, a truth and justice commission and dedicated seats for Indigenous Australians would “change the trajectory and shape a future based on empowerment”.
Nairobi, Kenya – At least seven of Kenya’s 47 incoming governors are women, compared with only three in the last government, according to results from the country’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
(The Guardian) Vanuatu Election Commission yet to declare official results but Julia King likely to be lone female voice in 52-member parliament
(NPR) Well, it took the resignations of two prime ministers and the withdrawal of all the other candidates, but today, Rishi Sunak has ascended to become prime minister of Great Britain.
An Afro-Italian of Nigerian descent, Victoria Oluboyo, was on Monday elected as the first Black African city councillor in Parma, Italy.
(Al Monitor) The 2022 parliamentary elections secured eight seats for female representatives, two more than the 2018 vote. But despite this progress, they only represent 6.25% of the parliament.
(ABC) Two members sitting on opposite sides of Papua New Guinea's parliament are making waves after the country's most recent election. They were the first women voted into PNG's 118-seat parliament in five years.
(The Week) Saudi Arabia elevates two women to senior roles in government. In July, Shihana Alazzaz has been named the first female Deputy Secretary General of the Saudi Cabinet and Princess Haifa Bint Mohammed Al Saud has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Tourism.
(Arab News) Droupadi Murmu, 64, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party from the eastern state of Odisha, belongs to the Santhal tribe, one of the largest of India’s roughly 700 recognized tribes, which make up about 9 percent of the country’s more than 1.4 billion population.
While women have made the biggest gains, parliament still has a long way to go to truly reflect multicultural Australia.
ACT Liberal leader Elizabeth Lee unveils her shadow cabinet during a press conference at the ACT Legislative Assembly earlier this month. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos
The Centre of Multicultural Political Engagement, Literacy and Leadership has published the 2022 Federal Election "List of Parties and Independents with Multicultural candidates (candidates of colour + Indigenous) running for election".
‘It’s A White Boys’ Club’: How WOC Are Sidelined In Aussie Politics. Sexism and gender inequality are very apparent in Australian politics. It's a tough enough road for women forging a career in parliament, but it's an even tougher road for women of colour (WOC).
28 Non-Partisan Political Leadership Incubators (PLIs) to Watch as We Work to Build Trust in Politics including Australian PLIs Women for Election Australia and Politics in Colour.
First Nations women in politics is the last glass ceiling’ says First Nations women of the Greens, Senator Lidia Thorpe of Victoria and Lead Senate candidate Dorinda Cox of Western Australia
Victoria’s first female Muslim migrant Councillor and Mayor provides valuable insights into Australian multicultural experiences.
Jagmeet Singh, Canada's first non-white politician to lead major party says "Budget 2022 puts high earners on notice, targets big banks but Singh wants Trudeau to go further".
Dynasties’ Daughters and Martyrs’ Widows: Female Leaders and Gender Inequality in Asia The relatively large number of female leaders in Asia appears surprising given their general paucity globally.
Colleen Echohawk, a Native American woman and key advocate in Seattle’s homelessness crisis, is running for mayor of the Pacific north-west city and laying the groundwork for it to potentially elect its first indigenous mayor.
“Stale, pale and male” has become a shorthand for the lack of diversity of all kinds across society’s institutions. Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan says “The lack of diverse and inclusive parliaments means certain groups are poorly represented and their interests are not well spoken for”.
‘Why not me?’: the boot camp giving Indigenous women the tools to run for office. Indigenous women are underrepresented in the US Congress and other elected offices. The Native Action Network wants to change that.
Who Will Be Australia's Next Female PM? With a federal election slated for 2022, marie claire asked an anonymous panel of politicians, commentators and journalists to nominate our next female prime minister.
Barbados elects first ever president ahead of becoming republic. Dame Sandra Mason, seen here in London, has been Barbados' governor-general since 2018
Forty. That's the number of countries around the world that have chosen a woman to lead since Julia Gillard was ousted on June 27, 2013.
Almost 150 Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are running for council positions in the upcoming elections across the state (NSW).
Biden’s ambitious LGBT agenda poises him to be nation’s most pro-equality president in history.
There is a cognitive dissonance in championing a diverse, multicultural population and at the same time maintaining extremely unrepresentative corridors of power.
First Nations people from the Province of Saskatchewan, Canada have elected to run for federal politics.
Change your ways or resign, Indigenous leaders tell Pallister government in Manitoba, Canada.
Is an Indigenous governor general symbolism or a sign of real change?
Andrea Jenkins: the first Black openly transgender woman to hold US public office
Conservative Indigenous activist Jacinta Price emerges victorious in NT preselection battle.
'Council needs more women and more younger people'
Canada gets its first Indigenous Governor General, weeks ahead of expected snap election call by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Sharice Davids is the first openly LGBTQ Kansan and one of the first two Native American women elected to Congress.
Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, is the first Native American cabinet secretary in US history.
A record 6 Native Americans were elected to Congress. Here’s where they stand on climate.
Australian politics should be as diverse as its people
Australian politics should be as diverse as its people
Now for some better news: 9 Australians fighting for gender equality and making a difference
Disability advocacy groups receive funding lifeline
Connecting the dots: What really lies beneath the 'lucky country'
Who Will Save The Planet? Meet The women Rallying For Climate Justice
Trans Day of Visibility offers chance for community to stand in solidarity and support
Politics with Michelle Grattan: Linda Burney on the treatment of Indigenous Women
On Being a Gay Member of Parliament in Australia
Entire Pride in London advisory board resigns citing 'hostile environment'
‘Rainbow wave’ of LGBTQ candidates run and win in 2020 election.
Women of Color Were Shut Out of Congress For Decades. Now They're Transforming It.
Senator Lidia Thorpe on why having more women in parliament can bring an end to its toxic culture.
Canada takes steps to make 'feminist' budget addressing women's post-pandemic challenges
Senator Jordon Steele-John shares his personal story of growing up disabled in Australia.
Why Australia lags rest of world in political diversity.
Politicians call out sexism on International Womens' Day.
Washington teen testifies on the Equality Act to expand protections for LGBTQ+ Americans – as it happened.
New Zealand has elected its most diverse Parliament ever. How does Australia compare?
In a first, Sri Lankan President Acknowledges LGBT Rights.