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March 18, 2019
In 2020 field full of women, some men signal they will pick a female vice President
With a record number of female candidates running for president, some male Democratic contenders are signaling that a woman will be on their 2020 ticket — just not at the top. Two male candidates, Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey and Beto O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman, suggested this...
March 18, 2019
Source: France24
Government critic on track to become Slovakia's first woman president
Government critic Zuzana Caputova secured a huge first-round win over the ruling party candidate in Slovakia's weekend election, putting her one step closer to becoming the country's first female president. Official results showed Caputova securing more than twice the votes of her rival Maros...
March 7, 2019
Not just "pretty faces": Thai women on barriers to success in politics
Thailand’s political glass ceiling is reinforced by notions of what’s appropriate, what’s feasible and what are traditional roles in society, according to three women politicians. While the male-dominant culture is still to blame for the low representation of Thai women in politics, novice...
March 6, 2019
Estonia looks set for first ever female prime minister
THE republic of Estonia has just had a General Election – and, as has happened in so many countries across Europe, far-right groups have made gains, though not enough to give them power. Former MEP Kaja Kallas is set to become the country’s first female prime minister after her centrist opposition...
March 5, 2019
Source: All Africa
Nigeria: Women who will shape the ninth Senate
When the Ninth Senate of Nigeria is inaugurated in June, there will be at least no fewer than seven women in the 109-member chamber, if the results of the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections are anything to go. So far, seven women have been declared winners of senatorial...
March 1, 2019
Malawi’s political parties snub women
Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – A Malawian NGO Gender Coordination Network (NGO-GCN) has expressed concern on political parties that snubbed women in the internal election processes with many female parliamentary candidates forced to stand as independents,” African Daily Voice has learnt....
March 1, 2019
Women brainstorm to increase political participation in Sinoe, Liberia
A local pro-democracy and women’s rights advocacy group working in Southeastern Liberia, the National Institute for Public Opinion (NIPO), has concluded a one-day dialogue on women’s political participation in Sinoe County. The dialogue was aimed at deepening debates around the participation of...
February 28, 2019
Source: The Guardian
Rise of the 'strongman': Dozens of female world leaders warn women's rights being eroded
Open-letter signatory Susana Malcorra says women ‘need to be very prepared to fight back’ amid global political shift. More than 30 female world leaders including current and former heads of state have called for a fightback against the erosion of women’s rights, with one former minister singling...
February 21, 2019
Julie Bishop Quits Australian Politics, Adding to Exodus of Conservative Women
SYDNEY, Australia — Julie Bishop, the popular former Australian foreign minister, said Thursday that she would not run in coming federal elections, adding to the conservative government’s already-bleak image as a place that is inhospitable to women. Hers is the highest-profile departure in what has...