World News


November 20, 2018
Source: NDI
Young women set their sights on closing the gender gap in Liberia
In 2005, Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became the first elected female head of state in Africa, marking a milestone for the country and the continent. Although a woman occupied the highest elected office for twelve years, Liberian women continue to struggle to obtain leadership roles in politics...
November 19, 2018
Source: The Guardian
'A woman's place is in elected office', Theresa May tells politicians
Theresa May told a gathering of female politicians from around the world that “a woman’s place is in elected office” as she urged them to work together to make sure their voices were heard. The British prime minister admitted that getting the political system to work in a male-dominated environment...
November 19, 2018
Source: The Guardian
Politics and science need more women, says Angela Merkel
The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said that her role as the most powerful woman in Germany should not let society off the hook for the small proportion of women in politics. As Germany marked the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, Merkel said in a speech in Berlin that there was a lot...
November 16, 2018
Source: The Hindu
India: Kavitha roots for women in politics
Member of Parliament K. Kavitha has pitched for passage of women’s reservation bill in the Parliament as a disruptive short-term solution to reduce male dominance in various sectors, including politics. Inheritance of political lineage, which has become the cultural norm in Indian politics, needs...
November 16, 2018
Source: All Africa
Malawi: Joyce Banda calls for women's leadership in policy and political positions
Joyce Banda - the former president of Malawi and a longtime advocate for female representation in politics - continues to earn more respect and recognition a cross Africa and abroad as she speaks on steward leadership, women and girl child empowerment. Banda, who also leads former ruling People's...
November 15, 2018
Youngest woman in zimbabwe’s parliament works to boost youths’ civic engagement
Barely more than one-third of the members of Zimbabwe’s Parliament are women, and the average age of past election candidates has been over 50. That’s part of what makes Joanah Mamombe, the 25-year-old woman who represents Harare West, exceptional – and her work with young people is already...
November 14, 2018
Source: Nhan Dan
Vietnam: Increasing participation of women in politics
NDO - The Presidium of the Vietnam Women's Union held a meeting with female deputies of the 14th National Assembly (NA) in Hanoi, on November 13. Vietnamese women have made considerable contributions to the national socio-economic, security and defence development. Female deputies of the 14th...
November 12, 2018
In German politics, women still have a long way to go
Yes, Angela Merkel has been in charge for 13 years, and Germany was a relatively early pioneer for women's suffrage. But there's still plenty of work to do to increase women’s representation in politics. At a recent conference of Germany's Christian Democrat (CDU) youth wing, Chancellor Angela...
November 9, 2018
Source: Roll Call
American women won at the ballot in record numbers. Here’s what’s next
Historic wins for women in the midterm elections drove home the interpretation that 2018 was, indeed, the “Year of the Woman.” But it remains unknown whether women’s political capital will continue to rise. The 101 women and counting who won House races face numerous obstacles to standing out in a...