Kamala Harris and the Challenges Women in Politics Face

Women in politics have long faced obstacles in obtaining positions of political power in the United States, and Kamala Harris is an example of breaking the trend, as Democratic nominee Joe Biden chose Harris as his vice presidential running mate. The former California attorney general and Biden’s former political rival makes history as the fourth woman to be on a major party’s presidential ticket in U.S. politics. What challenges do women in politics face, and what is the significance of Harris’ selection as Biden’s running mate?

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About Saskia Brechenmacher
Saskia Brechenmacher is a fellow in Carnegie’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, where her research focuses on gender, civil society, and democratic governance.

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