GWS Chair Aili Mari Tripp’s Work Featured in Politico

The work of GWS Chair and Professor Aili Mari Tripp has been featured in a Politico article, “These 5 Places Tried Bold Political Experiments. Did They Work?” Author Jill Filipovic cited Tripp’s work in the “Rwanda: Gender Quotas” section, describing Tripp’s research about women gaining “political legitimacy and power.” See full quote below.

Aili Mari Tripp, professor of political science and gender and women’s studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Melanie M. Hughes, a sociology professor at the University of Pittsburgh, have written that women often gain political legitimacy and power in post-conflict settings in part because they “are perceived, rightly or wrongly, as having had less of a hand in creating conflict.” According to Tripp’s research, African countries that ended conflicts after 1985 have almost twice the number of women in Parliament than African countries where recent conflicts have not occurred.

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