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 is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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

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