Women candidates and their campaigns: the latest info, trends and historical context.
A bi-partisan national effort to recruit and train women to run for all levels of office.
The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is nationally recognized as the leading source of scholarly research and current data about American women’s political participation. Its mission is to promote greater knowledge and understanding about women's participation in politics and government and to enhance women's influence and leadership in public life.
CAWP’s education and outreach programs translate research findings into action, addressing women’s under-representation in political leadership with effective, imaginative programs serving a variety of audiences. As the world has watched Americans considering female candidates for the nation's highest offices, CAWP’s nearly four decades of analyzing and interpreting women’s participation in American politics have provided a foundation and context for the discussion.
CAWP's Programs and Resources
Information about Women in Politics
- Facts about women in politics
- Election Watch
- Presidential Watch
- Women's Vote Watch
- State-by-state information on women elected officials
Education and Training Programs
- NEW Leadership™
- Ready to Run™ Campaign Trainings for Women
Rising Stars: Educating Asian American Women for Politics
Run Sister Run: Women of the African Diaspora Changing the
- Senator Wynona Lipman Chair in Women’s Political Leadership
- Pathways to Politics
Other Resources and Programs
- Research on Women in Politics
- Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments
- Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government