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Jakarta Post

Women’s political representation sadly low

  • Siti Nurjanah

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  01:37 am

The United States midterm election results are evidence of victory for, among other groups, women.

With many male politicians no longer able to stomach US politics under President Donald Trump, many women leaders are passionately stepping in with the desire to shift it in the right direction. Minority women make up the majority of these off-mainstream leaders with strong backgrounds in political activism, civic engagement, community organizing and volunteering for candidates or Congress members.

It must be noted that women’s political involvement in the US has already been very strong. Women have been volunteering and dedicating their lives to local or national political activism and electoral assistance across the country, such as the League of Women Voters, for decades.

Large numbers of women have supported the campaign of other candidates or Congress members,...