The Government in Exile: What Obama Can Do for Women

7 11 2008

“Despite the rise of women as political contenders and voters in the 2008 election season, the U.S. is woefully behind other nations in terms of parity in representation. Over the last decade, the United States has fallen from 47th in the world in women’s political representation to 71st — behind such stalwarts of democracy as Iraq (33rd), Sudan (65th) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (57th). Only weeks ago, Rwanda made global history when it became the first nation electing women to outnumber men in parliament.”

“On the heels of an election that was often touted for its historic significance for women — a constituency that voted 56% in his favor on November 4th — the Obama administration would be wise to build on that momentum by addressing the struggling status for women in the U.S.”

Interesting article.

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