Media Round-Up: Week of November 7th


Happy Friday! Welcome to our Media Round Up. Each week we’re collecting and sharing our favorite gender + politics stories. Here’s what caught our eye this week:


Women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change. Here are 11 photos of them leading COP26 protests.

Janay Kingsberry, The Lily

While 40,000 delegates convene for the COP26 U.N. Climate Change Conference, thousands of women and girls are flooding the streets of Glasglow, Scotland in protest of underrepresentation. Many studies show that climate change disproportionally affects women and girls at a drastic rate; this is due to the effects of climate change overlapping with homelessness, poverty, and sexual violence. Due to the underrepresentation of women at COP26, the Scottish Government and UN Women released a statement calling for more women’s leadership in climate negotiations.

Read the full story here.


‘Our job is not done’: How women veterans in Congress continue to help Afghan refugees

Mariel Padilla, The 19th*

Reps. Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania, Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey and Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa are part of a group of women veterans in Congress that are working to help Afghan women and children refugees. Inspired to act by their service, these three women are a part of a handful of veterans in Congress putting pressure on the current administration to help with a goal of easing the process of refugee evacuation and resettlement for women and girls.

“As veterans, they understand the need for follow-through and making good on promises made,” [Meagan Whalen, the deputy communications director at With Honor Action, a nonprofit that supports veterans running for political office]. “We need to make sure that we follow through on a moral front and national security front.”

Read the full story here.


The Power of Diversity: Women 100

City & State New York Team

With Kathy Hochul as New York State’s Governor, the saying “three men in a room” is no more; now, it’s two women and a man in the room in Albany. After the statewide elections last week, 31 women will now enter the New York City Council, making the first-ever female majority in the legislature. With the growing number of women’s representation in New York State politics, women have more of a voice in the decision-making of the state and can wield their power in various ways at all levels.

Read the full story here.


‘We’re redefining what leadership looks like’: Asian Americans show rapid rise in US politics

Maya Yang, The Guardian

After the elections across the nation last week, Asian Americans will serve as mayors and city councilors in the following cities: Boston, Seattle, Cincinnati, and New York. The results of last week’s elections serve as a step forward for Asian American representation in politics. Several of the election winners pinpointed the spike in AAPI acts of violence and the growing number of Asian Americans in the country as key factors for their political participation.

Read the full story here.




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