In The News: Women's Research Institute of Nevada
International Women’s Day honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women every year on March 8.
Are women really at a disadvantage compared to men when they run for elected office? In new research, Rebecca D. Gill and Kate Eugenis look at how women fare when they run for state supreme court judgeships. Using over 15 years’ worth of election data across the states, they find that women are seven percentage points more likely than men to win elections against incumbents, and that they do no better or worse than men when they are incumbents themselves or run in open seat races.
Clark County lawyers now have until Aug. 30 to rate judges in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Judicial Performance Evaluation.
It was a common sight during the 2019 legislative session: Sen. Julia Ratti of Sparks, leaving the suite of Democratic leadership offices as the clock wound toward midnight.
New study finds discrimination against women and racial minorities in hiring in the sciences. The study's about postdocs, but it has important implications for all of academe.
Allegations of sexual harassment in the male-dominated tech industry are nothing new. For example, thousands of Google staff around the world staged a series of ‘Walkouts for Real Change’ in November last year because of the issue as well as claims of gender inequality and systemic racism.
Vegas PBS, held a free Women, Leadership and Social Justice screening and town hall event with special guest filmmaker, philanthropist, and producer, Abigail Disney.
Democratic Assemblyman Mike Sprinkle is resigning following sexual harassment claims against him.
A Las Vegas Justice of the Peace who says she tipped off Vice detectives to an alleged teen prostitution ring, but asked to keep it confidential out of concern for her daughter, is facing possible discipline over allegations she used her position as a judge to contact police.
It’s not often a gaming executive takes on industry regulators, but Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst, who is chairwoman of the Nevada Resort Association, isn’t mincing words about the failure of the Nevada Gaming Commission to address sexual harassment in the state’s hotels and casinos.
As the director of a progressive non-profit, Annette Magnus makes a living giving a voice to people who don’t have one. Finding her own voice was much harder and took thirteen years.
Candidates for the top posts in state government are promising changes following an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution into how sexual harassment complaints by state employees are handled.