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Episode 123: Closing the Gender Gap: At only 20 percent, the number of US Congressional seats held by women ranks 101st in the world. Saskia Brechenmacher explains why this underrepresentation is bad for our democracy and looks at examples abroad to see how we might close the gap.

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At only 20 percent, the number of US Congressional seats held by women ranks 101st in the world. Saskia Brechenmacher explains why this underrepresentation is bad for our democracy and looks at examples abroad to see how we might close the gap. For More on this Topic: Read Brechenmacher’s paper, Closing the Gender Gap in U.S. Politics: Lessons from Europe Read her OpEd in The Hill, American Political Parties Must Do More to Get Women in Government

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