Quick hit: Visualize women’s political rights around the world

In honor of International Women’s Day this Friday March 8, Lizzie Malcolm of @LUSTlab created this cool data-visualization. The site offers three different “map modes” which show global data by country from 1892 all the way through 2012 according to three different factors: the right to vote, the right to stand for election, and the first woman elected. You can also click on any country to view a kind of women’s political rights snapshot for that area, including info on their laws against domestic violence, sexual harassment, and marital rape. I can’t vouch for every single piece of data used — the “About” page cites the Guardian Data blog, Wikipedia, and “the Internet” as sources — but it seems to get the general trajectory right and is certainly a cool way to watch things change for women’s political rights over time. Go play around!

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Lori Adelman started blogging with Feministing in 2008, and now runs partnerships and strategy as a co-Executive Director. She is also the Director of Youth Engagement at Women Deliver, where she promotes meaningful youth engagement in international development efforts, including through running the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. Lori was formerly the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and has also worked at the United Nations Foundation on the Secretary-General's flagship Every Woman Every Child initiative, and at the International Women’s Health Coalition and Human Rights Watch. As a leading voice on women’s rights issues, Lori frequently consults, speaks and publishes on feminism, activism and movement-building. A graduate of Harvard University, Lori has been named to The Root 100 list of the most influential African Americans in the United States, and to Forbes Magazine‘s list of the “30 Under 30” successful mediamakers. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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