Three hundred twenty-five women have since served as U. As of August 25, , there are women in the U. House of Representatives not counting four female territorial delegates , making women Women have been elected to the U. House of Representatives from 46 of the 50 states. The states that have not elected a woman to the U.
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In recent months alone, at least 29 powerful men in entertainment, business and the news media have been publicly condemned for their alleged sexual misconduct and many have lost their jobs as a result. The backlash and national conversation have spurred a chorus of voices joining the MeToo movement. The allegations, reactions and consequences span a wide range. Al Franken resigned as a U. This article will be updated as needed. A former legislative aide to Rep.
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Resolution Final version. More particularly, the Assembly congratulates delegations that have met this criterion despite the limited number of women members in their national parliament. The Assembly reiterates the terms of its Resolution and again urges national parliaments, particularly those whose national delegations are nowhere near achieving the objectives set, to resolutely maintain their efforts in support of balanced representation of women and men in national delegations. The Assembly notes that while all the national delegations satisfy the requirement in the Rules of Procedure that they should include at least one representative of each sex, women appear too often as substitutes rather than representatives, which may occasionally prevent any effective participation by women in the work of the Assembly and its committees, in particular due to budget restrictions in national parliaments. In order to clarify the existing provisions to promote more balanced participation of women and men, and to strengthen them, with a view to encouraging the national delegations to reach the minimum threshold set by Resolution , the Assembly decides to amend its Rules of Procedure as follows: 6.
Yet women are far from parity. This underrepresentation is surprising given that more women than men vote. Gender—as a feature of both society and politics—has always worked alongside race to determine which groups possess the formal and informal resources and opportunities critical for winning elective office.