Historically High Number of Female Presidential Candidates

Last week, the Democratic Party held the second round of its primary debates, fielding fourteen candidates who met polling or fundraising requirements to take part, including a number of women — California Sen. Kamala Harris, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, author and spiritual adviser Marianne Williamson.

The half dozen women running for the presidential nomination are the most ever and highlights women’s increasing visibility and role in American politics that traditionally has been dominated by men. Gender Concerns International is very pleased with this milestone in American politics and looks forward to further increases in the number of strong, capable women running for political office at all levels of government around the world.

[The next round of Democratic debates is scheduled for September]